The Daily Dose/April 29, 2022
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™
Notes From Around Our Human Experience
Leading Off remains in time out as we work on a project.
Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually.
The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow decides to lay off coffee for a while. Today’s Diary.
One, the new morning juicing routine is providing sufficient get-up-and-go…Two, maybe eliminating it will reduce yours truly going to the bathroom every five minutes, which has been the norm recently…I went with something called Pero, a blend of barley, rye, and chicory that tastes no worse nor no better than the retailer’s donut shop knockoff coffee.
On This Date
History’s long march.
In 1992 – Rioting begins in Los Angeles following the acquittal of four Los Angeles police officers in their trial in the Rodney King beatings. The verdicts were issued at 3:15 pm and the violence was underway within an hour. The riots lasted until May 3 and resulted in 63 deaths, 2,383 injuries, over 12,000 arrests and over $1 billion in damage and wasn’t quelled until state and federal troops plus federal law enforcement officers were called in. Two of the officers were later found guilty in a civil trial.
In 1876 – John Carbine of the Louisville Grays establishes a new major league record for most errors in a game by a first baseman in a 6-2 loss to the St Louis Brown Stockings. Carbine had five errors to establish a mark that has been tied several times and still stands and research into whose record he broke was inconclusive. Depending on when the other games that day started, it was either the ninth, tenth, or eleventh game in National League history and remains the oldest record in the major league record book.
In 1995 – Montell Jordan is at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the third of seven consecutive weeks with This Is How We Do It. It was the first of eight Top 40 hits for Williams and remains his only #1 song. The song also peaked at #11 in Great Britain, was in its fifth of seven consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart – his first of three #1 soul hits – and was Billboard’s 10th-biggest song of the year. Today Jordan is retired from the music business and is involved in Christian ministry in Atlanta.
Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.
It is not what you look at, but what you see.
Henry David Thoreau
Diary entry, 8/5/1851
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.
The first #1 song on what is now Billboard’s soul chart was Rockin’ Robin by Bobby Day, which spent one week at #1 on the Hot R&B Sides chart on Oct 20, 1958.
Match wits with Gaylon. It’s not that hard.
What eventually happened to the Louisville Grays and the St Louis Brown Stockings? – Answer next time!