The Daily Dose/October 8, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy
Notes from around the human experience…
Leading Off will return.
Today At The Site:
The Diary of a Nobody: The latest pants from the Sparrow Winter Collection are debuted. Today’s Diary.
The only real problem is they are really dark blue, not faded at all – as opposed to my regular blue jeans, which come partly faded – and I don’t particularly like dark blue jeans…This is one reason I mainly wore corduroys growing up…I didn’t really want to wait until they faded plus, back then they were stiff as a board brand new, too, which also got on my nerves.
It’s Sparrow, an average man passing an average life.
The Bottom Ten/NCAA Week 7: Hut, hut, hike. the race for the ESPNCup – symbolic of Bottom Ten supremacy – stumbles on with little change as Rice continues to set the pace.
Here are some funnies from this week’s Bottom Ten:
Owls 0-6 for sixth time ever, fourth time this century, first time since 2016 and oh, hell, you get the idea.
B-10 pollsters “pretty sure” UConn only school whose chick basketball team has more national championships (11) overall than football team has wins (9) in last four years
Loss blamed on confusion caused by pregame ruling by Air Force secretary requiring Falcons to end all audibles by yelling “shiver me timbers” in hopes of scaring Midshipmen into submission.
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On This Date
In 1918 – US Army Corporal Alvin C York earns the Medal of Honor for killing 28 Germans and capturing 132 more while under heavy machine-gun fire in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in France in World War I. Originally, York had been award the Distinguished Service Cross, which was upgraded a few months later. York had originally claimed conscientious objector status but later withdrew the application when he came con.
In 1904 – Jimmy Barrett of the Detroit Tigers becomes the first major league player to appear in 162 games in a season. Teams were only scheduled for 154 games back then but the Tigers had two unplayed games and ten tie games and Barrett played in every one of them. Research into whose record Barrett broke was inconclusive, however, his record stood until Brooks Robinson (Baltimore Orioles) and Rocky Colavito (Detroit Tigers) each played in 163 games in 1961 and the record is now 165 games, done my Maury Wills (Los Angeles Dodgers) in 1962.
In 1977 – Meco, born Domenico Monardo, is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first of two consecutive weeks with Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band. It was the first of five top 40 hits for Meco and remains his only #1 song. The song also peaked at #8 on Billboard’s soul chart and went to #1 in Canada. John Williams’ version of the song, which he wrote and which appeared on the Star Wars soundtrack, was on the chart concurrently with Meco’s version, peaking at #10.
Carpentier did it again!, a second time, and this was the blow perfected by a lifetime of training…it rocked Dempsey to his heels, but it broke Carpentier’s hand. His best was not enough.
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Billboard’s #1 song of 1967 was To Sir With Love by Lulu.
Alvin C York served in the Army again in World War II. What was his role? – Answer next time!