The Daily Dose/January 9, 2022
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™
The Sunday Bottom 5
A ranking of some things.
1. COVID-19 – SB5 pollsters “strongly suspect” that had the US paced the world with an informed, coordinated response COVID would be a minor nuisance now with total US deaths a fraction of current total of 859,046…Partisan, fractured, bickering government and citizens still haven’t produced one, though, so carnage will continue.
2. January 6th Insurrection – Schizoid, fractured and bickering country shows mixed emotions on first anniversary of latest US day of infamy as President Biden remembers it for what it was – an attempt to overthrow a duly-elected government – while GOP accuses Democrats of politicizing event.
3. Donald Trump – 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 the Revolution was won by securing British airports – ignorant blatherskite continually heralded as the pacesetter for the 2024 GOP nomination.
4. College Football – Hey guys, pitchers and catchers report here in a couple of weeks so can we get Alabama’s latest national title wrapped up please???…SB5 pollsters remain “pretty sure” a 32-team playoff can begin Thanksgiving weekend and end New Year’s Day and would become an American classic faster than anyone could say “NIL”.
5. January 6th Insurrection Fact Check – Click here for the latest GOP misinformation courtesy of the AP.
Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually.
Today’s Diary entry is on the house.
The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow spends some time with Homeless Joe. Today’s Diary.
…and his ex-wife and kids, amongst others, had had a contract put out on him and one thing you learn over the years dealing with the deranged is that having a contract put out on them is a common thread.
On This Date
History’s long march.
In 1793 – Air travel comes to the United States when Jean-Peter Blanchard of France becomes the first person to fly a balloon in North America. Blanchard took off from the yard of Walnut Street Prison – about where Washington Square is now – and flew several miles southeast to Deptford, New Jersey. In attendance were President George Washington and Vice President John Adams, as were future presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe. In 1785 Blanchard had been the first to fly across the English Channel.
In 1977 – The Oakland Raiders defeat the Minnesota Vikings 32-14 in Super Bowl XI at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. It was the first of three Super Bowl titles for the Raiders and was the fourth and latest Super Bowl loss for the Vikings. The game remains the earliest date for a Super Bowl and the attendance of 103,438 was the largest Super Bowl attendance to date, a total later eclipsed by two following Super Bowls there. The halftime show was produced by Disney and included the introduction of the members of the New Mickey Mouse Club.
In 1982 – AC/DC is at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart for the third and final consecutive week with For Those About to Rock, We Salute You. It was the seventh chart album for the group, their third to hit the Top 10 and was their first of three #1 albums. The album also went Top 10 in several other countries, including peaking at #2 in Germany and the album produced one Hot 100 entry, Let’s Get It Up which peaked at #44.
Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.
Courage is: fear holding on a minute longer.
Gen. George Patton
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.
Four teams – Alabama, Florida, Florida State, LSU – won multiple BCS national championships. Alabama won three while the others each won two.
Match wits with Gaylon. It’s not that hard.
What is AC/DC’s biggest chart single in their native Australia? – Answer next time!