The Daily Dose/November 6, 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: Sparrow makes plans for a relativley long weekend. Today’s Diary.
I put in a request to Front Desk Manager Brandon for a night off, Friday, December 6…I have my annual VA physical at the teleclinic in the next county that day and will be taking the day off from the Veterans Service Office (VSO)…Now, I am not a whiner…Well, yes I am, like a four-year-old sometimes, but I seldom whine about the odd, long hours I am currently keeping…In fact, I rather enjoy them…But regular readers of this crap know I only get one calendar day off between 60-hour weeks and I could really go for consecutive days off right now…So the plan is to take that Friday off from both the VSO and the hotel and, in fact, this would be a mini-3-dayer because I wouldn’t go back to work until 2300 Saturday.
It’s Sparrow, an average man passing an average life.
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On This Date
In 1947 – Meet the Press debuts on NBC television. The first host was creator Martha Rountree and the first guest was former Postmaster General James Farley. The show originated two years earlier as American Mercury Presents Meet the Press on the Mutual Radio Network and in 1975 became the first network news show to host the president of the United States when Gerald Ford was a gust. Outside of annual live coverage of Wimbledon and the Lord Mayor’s Show in Britain, it is the longest-running show in television history.
In 1869 – Rutgers College defeats the College of New Jersey – now Princeton University – 6-4 in what is regarded as the first college football game ever played. The game more resembled soccer than the game we know today, as teams tried to kick the ball into the other team’s goal. Each side had 25 players, the ball was round and running the ball was illegal. Princeton won the rematch a week lataer 8-0, though an anticipated third game was never played due to concerns the students cared more about the game than studying. The site of the game is now a Rutgers gymnasium and the last surviving member of the game, George Large of Rutgers, died in 1935.
In 1982 – Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes are at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first of three consecutive weeks with Up Where We Belong. The song was the first of two #1s for Warnes in the US, while it remains Cocker’s only #1 song in America. The song was from the soundtrack to the movie An Officer and a Gentleman and also went to #1 in South Africa, Canada and Australia, and peaked at #7 in Cocker’s native Great Britain. It won both singers the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group,
You don’t have much hope of getting the truth if you think you know in advance what the truth ought to be.
Robert B Parker
Pale Kings and Princes
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The Monkees had four #1 albums on Billboard’s album chart in 1967, a record for one calendar year. The albums spent a total of 29 weeks at #1.
When was the last time Princeton and Rutgers met in football? – Answer next time!