The Daily Dose/August 23, 2022
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™
Notes from around our human experience.
Leading Off will return.
Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually.
The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow gets another visit from Paula. Today’s Diary.
The past two nites she’s been by around midnite or 0100, but she appeared to get a decent rest tonite because she wasn’t by until 0350…By chance, I already had the first pot of joe for Morning Coffee Service (MCS) going, so she didn’t have long to wait for her caffeine fix…
The Bottom Ten/Preseason Q&A – Like a fruit fly, or cancer, America’s funniest Bottom Ten from America’s Funniest Guy™ is back for another season.
Q: Which of your tired, old lines will you be trotting out this year
A: Your B-10 pollsters “strongly suspect” every single one of them.
On This Date
Extra, extra, read all about it.
In 1970 – What History refers to as the Salad Bowl Strike begins against growers in California’s Salinas Valley and the Teamsters union, which was asserting bargaining authority over farm workers. The strike was organized by Ceasar Chavez and the United Farm Workers, which also claimed jurisdiction. Chavez was arrested and later released from custody in December and the strike ended the following March, though disputes between the UFW and the Teamsters continued. It remains the largest farm worker strike in US history.
In 1970 – Roberto Clemente of the Pittsburgh Pirates ties the modern major league record for most hits in consecutive games in an 11-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Clemente went 5-for-6, including a double and a home run, giving him ten hits in his last two games, tying a mark that had been done three times previously. The all-time major league record for hits in consecutive games is 12, done by Cal McVey of the Chicago White Stockings, now the Cubs, in 1876.
In 1986 – T.G. Sheppard is at #1 on Billboard’s country chart – then known as the Hot Country Singles chart – for the only week with Strong Heart. It was the 26th if 29 country Top 10 hits for Sheppard and was his 14th and final #1 in a chart career that lasted from 197-91. The song also went #1 country in Canada, his sixth and final #1 there. Sheppard was born William Neal Browder in Tennessee in 1944 and ran away from home at 15 to get his start in country music.
Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.
But different men often see the same subject in different lights.
Give me liberty or give me death speech
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.
The Supremes’ biggest hit was Baby Love, which spent four weeks at #1 in 1964.
Match wits with Gaylon. It’s not that hard.
Where was Ceasar Chavez born? – Answer next time!