The Daily Dose/Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Daily Dose/November 28, 2018
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

In The News
In The News will return.

Today at the Site
The Diary of a Nobody
: Sparrow considers applying for a vacant seat on his small town’s Town Council, and he makes an ass of himself at the retailer not once, but twice.

I made an ass of myself twice tonight at the retailer…The first time I should have known better, the second, I could’ve sworn the woman was the kid’s mother, not his girlfriend.

The Bottom Ten/NCAA Week 14 – The Interregnum Poll!: With the Army/Navy game figuring so heavily in both the race for the Sgt Bilko Trophy – symbolic of service academy lousiness – and the Bottom Ten medal stand, the annual Interregnum Poll is here with the usual funny commentary you’ve come to expect.

7. The Holidays – Actually began right after July 4th this year, as Americans no longer allowed to enjoy summer without sleigh bells ringing…Entire country now merely awaiting Walmart, Amazon, to announce 2019 post-Easter He Is Risen sales will herald start of 2019 holiday season.

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On This Date
In 1925 – The Grand Ole Opry – then known as the WSM Barndance – debuts on WSM-AM in Nashville.  The Opry is still on the air on WSM, Saturdays at 7pm Central Time, the longest running radio show in US history. WSM also airs a Friday night show, plus seasonal shows on other nights of the week. The phrase ‘Grand Ole Opry’ was first used on December 10, 1927, by host and founder Geroge Hay, because his show followed an NBC Radio show that featured classical music and opera.

In 1929 – Ernie Nevers of the Chicago Cardinals establishes NFL records for Most Points in a Game and Most Touchdowns in a Game, scoring 40 points on six touchdowns and four extra points in 40-6 win over the Chicago Bears.  The record for points in a game still stands and Nevers’ six touchdown mark was equaled in 1951 by Dub Jones and in 1965 by Gayle Sayers. Exactly whose records Nevers broke is not entirely clear.

In 1964 – Once a Day by Connie Smith is at #1 on Billboard’s country chart – then known as the Hot Country Singles chart – for the first of eight consecutive weeks. Smith established two country chart records with this song: she was the first female solo act to hit #1 with her debut record, and Once a Day’s eight weeks at #1 was a record for a female solo act until 2012. Though Smith would hit the country Top 10 19 more times, Once a Day remains her only #1 hit.

Let everyone mind his own business, and endeavor to be what he was made.
Henry David Thoreau

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The three United States Senators that voted against confirming Gerald Ford as vice president of the United States were Gaylord Nelson (Wisconsin), Thomas F. Eagleton (Missouri) and William D. Hathaway (Maine).

Today’s Stumper
What was the song that broke Once a Day’s record for Most Weeks at #1 by a Female Solo Act on Billboard’s country chart? – Answer Next Time!

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