The Daily Dose/September 20, 2022
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™
Notes from around the human experience.
Leading off is in time-out.
Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually.
The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow does battle with a bottle of olive oil. Today’s Diary.
The problem was we couldn’t get the GD olive oil bottle open…It had one of those plastic deals under the cap and twisting the cap didn’t break it nor did trying to cut it with the knife, tho we were careful here because the last thing anyone needs is ol’ Sparrow with a flesh wound…In the end, we gave up and infiltrated the restaurant, where what appeared to be some fancy-pants olive oil was procured.
The Bottom Ten/NCAA Week 4 – It’s New Mexico State, Colorado State, and Buffalo on the Bottom Ten medal stand, as the race for the ESPNCup rolls on.
Rams highest ranked B-10 team who share logo with pick-up truck since Tijuana Tech F-150s in 1963.
With loss this week, B-10 pollsters “pretty sure” Panthers will become first team in B-10 history to open season with four (4) straight losses to Carolina schools.
Bend-and-eventually-break defense in top form, giving up three of their touchdowns on drives of eight (8), eleven (11), and eleven (11) plays…
On This Date
Extra, extra, read all about it.
In 1984 – The US Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon is attacked by car bomb, killing 24 people, a total that includes the bomber. The Islamic militant group Hezbollah claimed responsibility. The driver was in a van with 3,000 pounds of explosives and the embassy was in a new building that was not yet fully secure. The bomber was initially shot and lost control of the van, which detonated when it crashed into a parked van. The only two Americans killed were an Army warrant officer and a Navy petty officer.
In 1919 – Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox ties the major league record for most home runs in a season in a 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox in the first game of a doubleheader. Ruth’s 9th-inning home run was his 27th of the season, to tie the record established by Ned Williamson of the Chicago White Stockings – now the Cubs – in 1884. Ruth would break the record three times with the New York Yankees and the mark has been broken five times since, by Roger Maris in 1961, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, and McGwire again in 1998, and Barry Bonds, who hit 73 in 2001.
In 1947 – Francis Craig & His Orchestra with Bob Lamm is at #1 on Billboard’s Best Selling Singles chart for the first of twelve consecutive weeks with Near You. The song was also in its fifth of 17 consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Most Played on the Air chart, establishing a Billboard pop chart record for most consecutive weeks at #1 that was broken in 2019 by Old Town Road Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, which spent 19 consecutive weeks at #1 on the Hot 100. It remains the only #1 song for Craig and versions by the Andrew Sisters, Larry Green, and others also made the Top 10 that year.
Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.
Each people is, I believe, inclined to believe it is the purpose of history, that all that has happened is leading to now, to this world, to this country. Few see ourselves as fleeting phantoms on a much wider screen, or that our great cities may someday be dug from the ruins…
Education of a Wandering Man
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.
The record for most #1 songs on Billboard’s Global 200 singles chart is six, by the Korean band BTS.
Match wits with Gaylon. It’s not that hard.
Who was the first person to lead the National League in home runs? – Answer next time!