The Daily Dose/June 5, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy
Leading Off will return.
Today At The Site
The Diary of a Nobody: Ring the bell, people, ring the bell. Today’s Diary.
You know, people, I don’t know what I need to do to get you to ring the bell…Merely standing diffidently at the front desk does not alert me to the fact you are at the front desk…I am in the back office and do not possess x-ray effing vision…I do not know you’re there unless there’s some noise…Hence the bell…And instructions to use it…As it was the guy – who wanted to buy some Tums – happened to move or do something to make a sound, so I headed on out…I have no idea how long he waited.
I could make the sign bigger, I suppose…The lettering is only a few inches high, and the sign is only placed in the middle of the front desk, so I can see where people have trouble seeing it.
It’s Sparrow, an average man passing an average life.
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On This Date
In 1989 – A person History now refers to as Tank Man prevents halts a column of advancing tanks in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square for a half-hour. The lead tank maneuvered but each time Tank Man maneuvered with it. Eventually, Tank Man climbed on the lead tank, chatted with the driver, before returning to his position in front of the column. He was later dragged away, his identity and fate still unknown. The act came a day after the Chinese military had suppressed protests in the square.
In 1981 – Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros becomes the all-time major league leader in walks allowed, walking Frank Tavares of the New York Mets in the second inning for career walk number 1,776. Ryan broke the record that had been held by Early Wynn. Ryan went the distance in the game won by the Astros 3-0, giving up five hits, striking out ten and walking two. Ryan would retire in 1993 with 2,795 walks, still the all-time record.
In 1943 – I’ve Heard That Song Before by Harry James and his Orchestra is at #1 on Billboard’s National Best Selling Records chart – a predecessor of the Hot 100 – for the 13th and final non-consecutive week. At the time it was the most weeks ever at #1 on a Billboard pop chart, a record that would be tied in 1950 (Goodnight Irene, Gordon Jenkins and The Weavers) and broken in 1992 (I Will Always Love You, Whitney Houston, 14 weeks). Earlier, the song spent one week at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart, the first non-Christmas song by a white act to top Billboard’s pop and soul charts.
In order to succeed, you must be a person who is able to perform hard work repeatedly over a long period of time
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The only artist to take the same song to #1 in separate chart runs is Chubby Checker, who hit #1 with The Twist in 1960 and 1962.
What song(s) currently hold the record for most weeks at #1 on a Billboard pop chart? – Answer next time!