The Daily Dose/Sunday, July 21, 2019

The Daily Dose/July 21, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

The Sunday Bottom 5
The very best of the worst of the week that was:

  1. Apollo 11 50th anniversary of man’s greatest adventure – a line of demarcation as triumphant as it is difinitive – now merely a stark reminder of how little America has accomplished since then…Forget going to Mars, America can no longer put anyone into space anymore.  
  2. US MediaInstead of having blathering billionaire out of 2016 GOP presidential race before primaries, once-proud institution ushered him straight to the White House and our planet is the worse for it…Worse, by legitimizing lying, sexual predator, he is likely to be re-elected next year…Also, temperatures in the 90’s, in July at least, aren’t news…It’s summer, it gets hot…It happens every year. 
  3. American ElectorateThanks to our two major parties, we’ve been herded into pens labeled either Racist or Socialst…And we’re taking it…Our fractured, bickering government merely a reflection of ourselves….We deserve better than this, but we are not demanding it. 
  4. Travis ArnaudBaseball player being heralded for being first catcher ever to hit three home runs in game while batting leadoff…Pipe down, folks…This isn’t a record, merely a curiosity that should have been mentioned in game notes section and not headline. 
  5. Trump Fact CheckClick here for latest misinformation from a president either unable or unwilling to tell the truth, something else we are tolerating, even though we deserve better. 

Today At The Site
The Diary of a NobodyThere’s a new item at the hotel’s sundry stand. Today’s Diary. 

The big news at the sundry stand is we are now offering a new item: iced lemon loaf cake…It’s kept frozen and, as a service to our guests of course, I tried one…It was pretty good…Not fresh-from-the-oven good, but not too far from it, either…It’s in the far right corner of the freezer, bottom shelf, and to make room for it we pushed the Hot Pockets to the left. 

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

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On This Date
In 1983 – The lowest temperature ever recorded in an inhabited spot, -128.6 F, is recorded at Vostok Station in Antarctica. Satellite observations have recorded lower temperatures on Antarctica, but this remains the lowest directly measured temperature at an inhabited place on Earth.

In 1892 – For the first time in major league history, two 300-game winners oppose each other in the same game as Tim Keefe of the Philadelphia Phillies defeats Pud Galvin of the St Louis Browns 2-0. This would not happen again until Don Sutton (California Angels) and Tom Seaver (Chicago White Sox) met in 1986 and has happened several times since.

In 1973 – Jim Croce is at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the first of two consecutive weeks with Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown. The song, inspired by someone Croce knew in the Army, also went to #1 in Canada and was Billboard’s second biggest song of the year. It was the first two #1s for Croce, who died before his next #1, Time In a Bottle, went to #1 in December.

The greatest chance that can come to man or woman is the chance to do something worth doing…The days that are happy are the hard days where effort is crowned at the end.
Theodore Roosevelt

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The last major league pitcher to win and lose 20 games in the same season was Phil Niekro of the Atlanta Braves, who went 21-20 in 1979.

Today’s Stumper
What is the lowest temperature recorded in Africa? – Answer next time!


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