The Daily Dose/Saturday, May 25, 2024

The Daily Dose/May 25, 2024
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™

Leading Off
Notes from around the human experience. 

QUOTE THAT SUCKER: The inspiration for this segment came from today’s Some Philosophy Crap quote. It’s from Randy Shilts’s book And The Band Played On, which chronicles the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. 

Insanity triumphed because sane people were silent.

Back To The Future: This is happening in America right now. We are in the ninth year of Donald Trump’s prominence, a man of no intellectual, political, or moral substance. He is about to be nominated for president for the third time because his followers prefer to lower themselves to his standard than demand better of their candidates and themselves. 

Fly In The Ointment: Sane people are taking this, too. Very few are willing to call Trump – who believes, among other things, that the moon is part of Mars and that Colorado borders Mexico – the idiot he is. His claims the 2020 election was stolen is given credence instead of being dismissed, as are his claims that his 91 criminal indictments are a government plot. 

FunFact: Trump, honestly, is so witless he shouldn’t even have made the primaries in 2016. A real media would’ve dismissed him out of hand, but Trump meant ratings and clicks, so they ushered him right into the primaries, the nomination, and the White House. A media paced by Walter Cronkite and Woodward and Bernstein – not to mention any one of a dozen or so journalists of the era – would’ve had Trump out of the race by the weekend. 

The Bottom Line: We are reaping what we have sowed. America is in her seventh decade of TV being the focal point of our American life and the prominence of a witless blatherskite like Trump is our reward. But we’re in a post-thought America now, preferring to be well-entertained and well-fed rather than give substantive thought to substantive issues. As a result, we were unable to produce a competent response to COVID and we haven’t done anything great since we left the moon in 1972. A hundred years from now all new people will look back at this time and wonder why sane people didn’t demand better. 

Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually. 

The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow has the latest from the kitchen. Today’s Diary. 

Our new pancake mix canister was clutch, too…We were able to stick the measuring cup directly into the canister and remove it without getting pancake mix all over the place…


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On This Date
Extra, extra, read all about it. 

In 1659 – Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England, marking the beginning of the end of England’s most recent period of being governed as a republic. England had been a Commonwealth since the execution of King Charles I in 1649 when Richard’s father Oliver became Lord Protector and would become a monarchy again under Charles II the following year. 

In 1980 – Johnny Rutherford wins the Indianapolis 500, defeating Tom Sneva by 29.29 seconds. It was the third and final win the race for Rutherford and was the third 2nd-place finish in four years for Sneva, who would win his only Indianapolis 500 in 1983. Sneva had qualified 14th, but crashed that car in practice, started last with his backup car, and became the first driver starting last to both lead the race and finish second.  

Today – Post Malone and Morgan Wallen are at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and Hot Country Songs chart for the first week with I Had Some Help. It is the second time Wallen has simultaneously had the #1 pop and country song in the US (Last Night, multiple weeks, 2023) and Malone, who has had four #1s on Billboard’s soul chart, joins Elvis Presley, the Everly Brothers, Ray Charles, and Billy Ray Cyrus as the only acts to have #1s on all three major Billboard singles charts. 

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.

Insanity triumphed because sane people were silent.
Randy Shilts

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

The Cleveland Blues began play as the Columbus Buckeyes in the Western League in 1896. 

Today’s Stumper
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What is the farthest back in the starting grid an Indy 500 winner has started? – Answer next time!


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