The Daily Dose/January 16, 2022
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™
The Sunday Bottom 5
A ranking of some things.
1. Novak Djokovic – While SB5 pollsters remain “pretty sure” world revolves around Serbian tennis player – just like Djokovic does – they would like to point out he is not a persecuted victim, merely a man of privilege seeking preferential treatment…Fortunately Aussies had good sense to say no and send him home.
2. US Army – Noted military force’s plan to offer up $50,000 enlistment bonuses has piqued interest at SB5 headquarters, though since SB5 pollsters only skill – technical or otherwise – remains Bar Tab Maintenance, they “strongly suspect” US Army interest in this talent could be anywhere for “low” to “rock bottom”>
3. Donald Trump – The 3-hole staple…Instead of being banished in shame for leading the January 6 insurrection, instead of being reviled for the blood on his hands for an inept coronavirus response, instead of being dismissed for believing the moon is part Mars and that Revolution was won by securing British airports, ignorant blatherskite continually heralded as the pacesetter for the 2024 GOP nomination.
4. NFL – Game officials, hardly for first time, bringing A game to postseason as inadvertent whistle on Bengal touchdown not only a(nother) blown call, but so was NFL insisting inadvertent whistle happened after play when even Stevie Wonder could tell it happened during play.
5. NFL II – While Super Bowl halftime shows will continue to resemble police lineups, TV ratings up 10% this season, with 17 million people watching average NFL game…Note to major league baseball: this is 3 million more viewers than watched final game of your most recent World Series, so it’s OK not to worry about ending your lockout.
Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually.
Q: Is it Read Free Sunday at The Diary?
A: Of course it is.
The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow runs into more Post-It Notes in the shred pile. Today’s Diary.
Which begs the question: which dangerous arch-criminal does this relatively useless information need to kept from???…
On This Date
History’s long march.
In 1945 – German Chancellor Adolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker, known as the Fuhrerbunker, in central Berlin. The bunker was 28 feet underground and its cement roof was almost 10 feet thick, though because it was below the water table water had to be continually pumped out and Hitler stayed in the bunker until his suicide on April 30. The buildings above the bunker were torn down with the bunker mostly destroyed, though some hallways – still closed to the public – remain.
In 1972 – The Dallas Cowboys defeat the Miami Dolphins 24-3 in Super Bowl VI at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans, their first of five Super Bowl wins. The national anthem was sung by the Air Force Academy Chorale and the halftime show was a tribute to Al Hirt. It was the second of three Super Bowls at Tulane Stadium before the Superdome opened in 1975 and the game remains the only Super Bowl played by teams from states that were members of the Confederacy during the Civil War.
In 1971 – Lynn Anderson is at #1 on Billboard’s country chart – then known as the Hot Country Singles chart – for the fourth of five consecutive weeks with Rose Garden. The song also went #1 country in Canada and peaked at #3 in both Great Britain and on the Hot 100. It was the sixth Top 10 country hit for Anderson and her first of four country #1s. The song was written by Joe South and has been recorded many times, including a version by Martina McBride which peaked at #18 on the country chart in 2005.
Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.
…motion was life. All men must climb, particularly those born at the top who must make the fascinating but perilous journey down.
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.
The second and final Billboard soul chart #1 for Paul McCartney was FourFiveSeconds, with Rihana and Kanye West, which spent seven weeks at #1 in 2015.
Match wits with Gaylon. It’s not that hard.
Where was Adolf Hitler born? – Answer next time!