The Daily Dose/Wednesday, October 10, 2019

The Daily Dose/October 10, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Notes from around the human experience…

Friends, as penance for not having a Leading Off item for you, today’s Diary of a Nobody and NFL Bottom Ten are offered with our compliments. 

Scroll down and click on the links to enjoy.

Today At The Site:
The Diary of a Nobody
Winter’s on the way. Today’s Diary. 

The cook who opens the restaurant, whose name I don’t know, is still waltzing in in his usual shorts and a t-shirt…I asked when he planned to start wearing a jacket and he said he probably wouldn’t, yeah it’s cold, but it doesn’t really bother him…Damn…Either he deserves homage or a (lined) straight jacket because I’ve been bundling up for two weeks and a cold front is coming in tonight and I’ll be breaking the really warm winter coat soon enough. 

It’s Sparrow, an average man passing an average life.

The Bottom Ten/NFL Week 7 The race for The Dan Henning Trophy – symbolic of NFL Bottom Ten supremacy – stumbles on. 

Here are some funnies from this week’s NFL Bottom Ten:

With Bengals scheduled to play in London later this month, Queen Elizabeth rumoured to be scouring Treaty of Ghent to see if game be passed off on Kenya or some other Commonwealth country…

Though not quite as bad as Bengals – who is??? – Cardinals still reap strength-of-schedule points for close road win against winless Bengals…

[Chargers] sinking so fast B-10 pollsters thinking about dusting off classic “StubHub Center spokesman assures LA football fans tarps will be taken off seats in time for next month’s high school football playoffs” line…

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On This Date
In 1973 – Spiro Agnew resigns as vice president of the United States after being charged with federal income tax evasion. Agnew, a former Maryland governor, had been elected as Richard Nixon’s vice president in 1968 and they were reelected in 1972. Agnew was the second vice president to resign, following John Calhoun of South Carolina, who resigned in 1832 to serve in the United States Senate. Agnew was replaced by Gerald Ford, who was nominated by Nixon and confirmed by Congress, the first vice president chosen under the terms of the 25th Amendment.

In 1964 – The XVIII Summer Olympics begin in Tokyo. Judo and volleyball made their Olympic debuts and fiberglass poles were used for the first time in the pole vault. These were also the first Olympics to be televised via satellite. At the time, they were the latest starting date for a Summer Olympics held in the Northern Hemisphere, a mark that would be broken by Mexico City in 1968 (Oct. 12). Tokyo had originally been awarded the 1940 Summer Games, but these were given to Helsinki after Japan invaded China and were later canceled due to World War II. The Games will return to Tokyo next year.

In 1960 – Brook Benton is at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart – then known as the Hot R&B chart – for the seventh of nine consecutive weeks with Kiddio. It was Benton’s third soul chart #1 of the year and his sixth of seven career #1s. The song was also the fifth of six Top 10 hits for Benton on Billboard’s Hot 100, peaking at #7. Benton originally pursued a career in gospel music and had a variety of hits on Billboard’s Christian chart.

Quotebook
The case against Clevenger was open and shut. The only thing missing was something to charge him with.
Joseph Heller
Catch-22

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
KC and the Sunshine Band was the only act in the Top 10 of the Oct. 9, 1976, Billboard Hot 100 to have black members.

Today’s Stumper
Which president(s) did John Calhoun serve as vice president? – Answer next time!

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