The Daily Dose/September 12, 2021
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy
The Sunday Bottom 5
A ranking of some things.
1. COVID-19 – Could you imagine an American under FDR or Reagan where only a bit less than half of Americans haven’t gotten vaccinated???…Your Sunday Bottom 5 pollsters can’t either…Both would have inspired us to not only get vaccinated, but would have met the problem head on in the first place and COVID deaths would be a fraction of what they are now…Get vaccinated, people, you’re holding up progress.
2. COVID Vaccine Mandates – Libertarians at heart, Sunday Bottom 5 pollsters “pretty sure” it would’ve been best had President Biden not been obliged to mandate vaccinations for some, but partisan, bickering, fractured US unable to unify to defeat a common enemy anymore because anyone who dares believe differently than us is now the enemy.
3. Lauren Daigle – Back home in 3-hole…Three (3) records have spent at least 100 weeks at #1 on a Billboard chart and Daigle has two (2) of them: single ‘You Say’ which is working its way down Hot Christian Singles chart after 132 non-consecutive weeks at #1…Other is album ‘Look Up Child’ which recently spent 100th non-consecutive week at #1 on Billboard’s Christian Album chart…First was Wendy Carlos, then Walter Carlos, who spent 110 non-consecutive weeks atop Classical Albums chart (‘Switched-On Bach, 1969-72).
4. Really Capsule Book Review: Georg Letham, Physician and Murderer by Ernst Weiss – Novel about doctor who kills wife but is too dumb to get away with, is imprisoned on South American island and manages to help find cause of yellow fever…Translated from original, thrilling German, has a lot of what you pay us writers to do: provide insights into our human experience…Sunday Bottom 5 pollsters tough graders, only giving it B grade.
5. Donald Trump Supporters – Despite being bumped from usual #3 spot, former president remains a lying sexual predator who believes the moon is part of Mars…And that the Revolution was won by the securing of British airports…Sunday Bottom 5 pollsters remain “pretty sure” asking Trump supporters which of these elements continues to solidify their support still reasonable question.
Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually.
The Diary is on the house today. It’s Read Free Sunday (RFS), after all.
The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow is obliged to enforce hotel policy. Today’s Diary.
Well, no ID, no room, especially when you’re pulling a debit card out of your pocket because you don’t have to be Joe Friday to wonder exactly where in the hell it came from…Plus, I check the card and it’s an Italian name ending in an “o” and this guy’s about as Italian as a tortilla…
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On This Date
The long march to today.
In 1857 – The SS Central America, carrying 30,000 pounds of gold and sailing from Panama to New York City, sinks about 200 miles off the Georgia coast after suffering damage in a hurricane. In 2000, gold from the ship was raised by a group led by American Tommy Thompson. Thompson won a lawsuit brought by insurance companies that had paid claims on the original loss, but then disappeared with the proceeds and later lost a lawsuit from investors and since 2015 has been jailed for contempt of court in the matter.
In 2017 – The Cleveland Indians tie the American League record for most consecutive wins in a 2-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers. It’s the 20th consecutive win for the Indians, tying the mark established by the 2002 Oakland Athletics and the Indians would extend the mark to 22 consecutive wins before losing to the Kansas City Royals on Sept 15. The streak remains the longest winning streak in major league history that does not include a tie, trailing on the 1916 New York Giants 26-game win streak that did include a tie.
In 1987 – Los Lobos is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the third and final consecutive week with La Bamba. The song went to #1 in nine other countries including Spain and Great Britain and also peaked at #57 on Billboard’s country chart. It was their third chart single, their second and final Top 40 hit and remains their only #1 song. An old Mexican folk song first recorded in 1939, a version by Ritchie Valens peaked at #22 on the Hot 100 in 1959.
Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.
The past does not cease because you ignore it.
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.
Two secretaries of the treasury have later served as chief justice of the United States: Roger Taney and Salmon P Chase.
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What is the longest losing streak in major league history? – Answer next time!