The Daily Dose/Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Daily Dose/November 17, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

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

1. ImpeachmentDay 1 has testimony that could turn into substantive impeachment article(s), while Day 2 has less bite, merely showing President Trump is tactless, insulting and brutish, but we already knew that. 

2. American Electorate353 days until 2020 election where America will herald to itself and the world whether they will continue to tolerate the intolerable – a government that is a partisan, fractured and bickering mess hell-bent on running America into the ground by the time this half-century is out – or whether they are willing to make some changes. 

3. Modern American MarketingTHE HOLIDAYS DO NOT BEGIN BEFORE HALLOWEEN DAMMIT!!!…Oh screw it…Sunday Bottom 5 pollsters “pretty sure” you should just start inferneal holiday cheer in the spring, with “He Is Risen” sales immediately following Easter. 

4. President TrumpA lying sexual predator (“grab them by the pussy”) who believes, among other things, that the moon is part of Mars, continues to get free pass from GOP, American people, who otherwise would have chucked such idiocy before the primaries even began.

5. Trump/GOP Fact Check: Special Impeachment Edition – Click here for usual Trump, GOP  misleadings and lies from the first week of public impeachment hearings. 

Today At The Site
The Diary of a NobodySki season has opened, a couple of weeks earlier than usual. Today’s Diary. 

Ski season began today, the earliest the mountain has opened since the Ice Age…The funny thing is, tho, it hasn’t snowed in two weeks…Regular readers of this crap may, or they may not, recall we had a ton of snow in October…In fact, at 44 inches it was the snowiest October ever and while it’s been dry, it’s remained cold, so the snow that fell is still there and they’re making snow every night, too, so while only one run is open, the conditions don’t appear to be too bad. 

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

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On This Date
In 1950 –  Tenzin Gyatso, born Lhamo Thondup, is enthroned as the 14th Dalai Lama, becoming both the head of Tibetan Buddhism and the Tibetan government. He is 15-years-old and had been selected as the next Dalai Lama in 1937 following the death of the 13th Dalai Lama in 1933. Forced to flee his native country in 1950 following the Chinese invasion, the 14th Dalai Lama, now 84, remains in exile, living in India. His older brother was also a Lama, who lived in exile in the United States following the Chinese invasion.

In 1968 – In what History now refers to as the Heidi Game, NBC cuts away from the New York Jets/Oakland Raiders game to air the movie Heidi. As it became clear the game would not end by 7 pm Eastern, NBC’s phone lines became so jammed network executives could not communicate with each other, and previous instructions to air Heidi as scheduled were followed and the eastern portion of America left the game with 1:01 remaining and the Jets leading 32-29. The Raiders would come back to defeat the Jets 43-32.

In 2018 – Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line are at #1 in Billboard’s country chart – then and now known as the Hot Country Songs chart – for the 50th and final consecutive week with Meant To Be. The song had also gone to #1 in Israel and earlier had peaked at #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100. It was Billboard’s biggest country song of the year and third biggest pop song. It was replaced at #1 the following week by Lose It by Kane Brown and its 50 weeks at #1 remains the most weeks spent at the top on any major Billboard singles chart.

There is always a point beyond which you cannot drive people, and when that point is reached, either the ruler must enslave them all or he must find some clever way to retreat from his position.

Gore Vidal

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
O.J. Simpson broke Jim Brown’s single-season NFL rushing record, with 2,003 yards in 1973.  

Today’s Stumper
Who were NBC-TV’s announcers for the Heidi Game? – Answer next time!


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