The Daily Dose/Sunday, August 25, 2019

The Daily Dose/August 25, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

The Sunday Bottom Ten
The very best of the very worst of the week that was: 

  1. President Trump, King Of The Jews – Instigator-in-Chief tells Jews who don’t vote for him they possess “either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty”…Hardly the first time Jews have been accused of being disloyal, with some pointing out this has sometimes led to their wholesale slaughter. 
  2. Fake NewsFrom the Amazon to Instagram to North Dakota, click here for recap of stuff that really didn’t happen…Sunday Bottom 5 pollsters “pretty sure” they can remember time when Americans didn’t believe stuff like this. 
  3. USA Basketball78-game international winning streak has gone down under, as Americans lose to dreaded Australia in tune-up game for basketball World Cup tournament…Fans, though, take heart in fact roster of Americans who chose not to play in tournament could have named the score against any team in tournament. 
  4. MLB UniformsAll black visitor uniforms, all white home uniforms great for color-blind fans, difficult for fans who like seeing things like logos, names and numbers…Still though, if it helps distract us from home run derby game has become, we’ll take it. 
  5. President Trump Fact CheckClick here for latest misinformation from president who will say whatever’s required to draw as much attention as possible to himself.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a Nobody
The Wife makes trout salad. Today’s Diary. 

With plenty of trout leftover from Thursday, The Wife made trout salad tonight…It was kind of funny…She was sitting at the kitchen table when I got home from workout and had the trout mostly fileted and had some lemon, mayonnaise, salt, pepper and celery out but nonetheless declared she had no idea what she was doing. 

Good…The Wife has enormous kitchen skills and every time she says this she produces something wonderful and it was no different this time…Even she herself admitted it was “really good”, which it was and offhand I’m calling it Trout Salad of the Year. 

It’s Sparrow, an average man passing an average life.

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On This Date
In 1944 – Paris is liberated from Nazi control, as German commander Dietrich von Choltitz surrenders to Allied personnel, despite orders from Adolf Hitler that Paris not be surrendered until it was “lying in complete debris”. Liberation followed a six-day battle that had begun with the French resistance and had seen assorted French elements enter the city the day before. Paris had been ruled by the Nazis since June 1940.

In 1875 – Matthew Webb, an English mariner, becomes the first person to swim the English Channel unaided. Smeared in porpoise oil and accompanied by three boats, Webb made the crossing in roughly 21 hours and 40 minutes. Though the distance from Dover, England to Calais, France is only a bit more that 25 miles as the crow flies, It’s estimated that Webb swam about 41 miles. Webb died in 1883 while attempting to swim rapids located near Niagara Falls.

In 2019 – Old Town Road by Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus is in its record-extending 20th week at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart – currently known as the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. After an equally record-breaking 19 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the song dropped to #3 this week, replaced at #1 by Bad Guy by Billy Eilish, which had spent nine of the past eleven weeks at #2. Old Town Road has gone to #1 on pop charts in 13 other countries, including Great Britain, China and Hungary.

Whoever would make himself a distinctive individual must be keen to perceive what he is not.
Friedrich Schleiermacher

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The songs besides People Got to Be Free by the Rascals that spent at least five weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968 were: Love is Blue (Paul Mauriat, five weeks), Honey by Bobby Goldsboro (five weeks), I Heard it Through the Grapevine by Marvin Gaye (seven weeks, Dec. 1968-Jan. 1979) and Hey Jude by the Beatles (nine weeks)

Today’s Stumper
Who currently holds the record for the fastest swim of the English Channel? – Answer next time!


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