The Daily Dose/Sunday, July 7, 2024

The Daily Dose/July 7, 2024
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™

The Sunday Bottom 5
A ranking of some things.

1. Bonfiglio Family cat put to sleep Friday, ending lengthy illness after memorable, loving 13-year run…RIP, Spoo…She was executive editor of The Bottom Ten for past ten years, with exclusive responsibility for handing out Jim Hanifan Memorial Medallion, symbolic of NFL preseason ineptitude.

2. British Elections – A palace coup in the UK this week, as Labour summarily dismisses the Tories from power…Sunday Bottom 5 pollsters “not entirely certain” how Labour could win 63% of the seats with 34% of the vote, which is rich coming from voters in a country with the Electoral College. 

3. USA! USA! The 3-hole staple…With Joe Biden still in the race, America still has the two (2) worst choices ever for president: some too old and the other too ignorant…SB 5 pollsters “pretty sure” chaos will result no matter who wins…If Donald Trump wins, chaos will begin on January 20, 2025…If Joe Biden wins, chaos will begin on Wednesday, November 6 because anyone who thinks Trump will accept a loss is high, legally in more and more states. 

4. Bronny James LeBron’s son is in an impossible position…After one summer league game, he appears to have his dad’s work ethic and is a team player who knows his way around a basketball court…SB5 pollsters have become instant fans, more for being in an impossible situation than anything else.  

5. Donald Trump Fact Check – Click here for the latest misinformation, inaccuracies, and lies…Courtesy of the AP. 

Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually. 

Read Free Sunday (RFS) is not happening today. It will run intermittently from now on. 

The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow has a tough morning and a great evening. Today’s Diary. 

It was the first time in the ten years we’ve owned The Shire that she wasn’t there when we walked in the door…


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

In 1865 – Four conspirators in the April 15 assassination of Abraham Lincoln are executed at the Old Arsenal Penitentiary in Washington, DC. Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell, David Herold, George Atzerodt and others had been convicted on June 30, with the others receiving prison sentences. The assassin, John Wilkes Booth, had been killed on April 25. The Old Arsenal Penitentiary is now known as Fort McNair. 

In 1939 – Bobby Riggs wins the Wimbledon championship, defeating Elwood Cooke 2-6, 8-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. It was the first of three Grand Slam titles for Riggs and remains the only Grand Slam singles final for Cooke. The day before he had won the doubles title with Cooke, and the mixed doubles title with women’s singles and doubles champion Alice Marble and though rare, the winning of all three titles in one Wimbledon tournament is far from unprecedented. This was Riggs’ only appearance at Wimbledon, and he remains the only player in Wimbledon history to have never lost a match. 

In 1979 – Anita Ward is at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the second and final consecutive week with Ring My Bell. The song went to #1 in five other countries, including Norway and Great Britain, was in its fourth of five consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart, and was their 2nd-biggest soul song and 9th-biggest pop song of the year. It was the first chart single for Ward and only a #87 hit later in the year prevented her from being an ultimate one-hot wonder: an act whose only chart single goes to #1. 

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.

To succeed, they had to be awed by the magnitude of the task and be humbled, not assertive.
Walter Isaacson
An American Life

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

The Chicago White Stockings, now the Cubs, hold the record for most runs in an inning, scoring 18 in the seventh inning of a 26-6 win over the Detroit Wolverines on September 6, 1883. 

Today’s Stumper
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What was Billboard’s #1 soul song of 1979? – Answer next time!


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