The Daily Dose – Tuesday, July 24, 2018

All Aboard: We noted yesterday we were considering some changes to the Daily Report feature and today we offer the first: the renaming of the feature to The Daily Dose, a name long used for one of the bellwether features of the old Writer’s Shack. As we noted, we don’t really have the three-four hours required to write the old Daily Dose regularly anymore. We wish we did because we enjoyed writing it immensely, but times change. This feature remains under construction and we are not entirely certain what other changes will be coming, so standby.

Today’s Lineup:
The Diary of a NobodySparrow has to play chef at Hotel B this morning when Blake fails to report for breakfast attendant duties, plus he notices during the morning’s garden watering that some of the plants are starting to fade. Also, he is obliged to deal with one of those rare guests that pop up from time to time who simply will not be satisfied.

The Thought for the DayWe have always found Michelangelo an interesting figure, and today’s quote comes from a really good biography of him by Miles Unger. Supremely talented and supremely driven, Michelangelo’s life offers lessons for everyone, even, especially those of us who probably will not be living down the ages.

On This Date:
In 1974 – The United States Supreme Court rules President Richard Nixon must surrender subpoenaed tapes recorded at the White House to the Watergate special prosecutor.  Nixon would comply with the order on July 30, and the episode marked the beginning of the end of the Nixon Administration. Nixon resigned the presidency in early August.

In 1968 – Hoyt Wilhelm of the Chicago White Sox establishes a new major league record, pitching in his 907th game in the second game of a doubleheader against the Oakland A’s. Wilhelm would give up a run in one-third of an inning and was the losing pitcher in the 2-1 ballgame. Wilhelm broke the record established by Cy Young and would retire with 1,070 appearances. His record was broken in 1998 by Dennis Eckersley and his how held by Jesse Orosco with 1,252.

In 1982 – Survivor hits #1 for the only time on the Billboard Hot 100 when the theme from the movie Rocky IIIEye of the Tiger, hits #1 for the first of six weeks. Eye of the Tiger went to #1 in eight other countries, including Great Britain and Canada, and was Billboard’s second biggest song of 1982, behind Physical by Olivia Newton-John.

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