The Daily Dose/Sunday, October 13, 2019

The Daily Dose/October 13, 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. Marathon Record Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge becomes first human to run marathon in less than two (2) hours, though track poohbahs rightfully deny world record for assorted technical reasons…Still though, course wasn’t entirely downhill and Sunday Bottom 5 pollsters “pretty sure” this is still a landmark accomplishment. 

2. Impeachment Imbroglio President Trump, putting on show Nixon would be proud of, still refusing to cooperate in any way whatsoever, which the House may well decide is itself an impeachable offense…Sunday Bottom 5 pollsters “pretty sure” president should be impeached for believing moon is part Mars, that Continental Army won Revolution by securing British airports. 

3. My CarHot on heels of fan only working on setting #2, washer fluid no longer streams onto windows on command, tho wipers still move…We’re trying to be mindful this is a first-world problem – that billions would love to have car to drive on paved, marked roads, even under these circumstances – but when will it end?  

 4. NBA/China NBA walking about as tight a rope as possible, not wanting to disrupt China cash flow, but also acknowledging an American’s pesky 1st Amendment rights…Sunday Bottom 5 pollsters “pretty sure” this is what happens when you crawl into bed with Communists for a pile of cash. 

5. Trump Fact CheckA Sunday Bottom 5 staple, click here for latest from president unwilling or unable to tell the truth. 

Today At The Site:
The Diary of a Nobody
Sparrow helps a guest get ice for his morning coffee. Today’s Diary. 

About 0515 Steve came by for his morning coffee, with an odd request: he’d like some ice for his coffee and the ice machine was fully loaded ready to dispense a bucket full and he only needed some for his cup…Well, Steve was a nice, friendly sort who I liked immediately, so I did what I could for him…I was about to get the big pitcher I use to transfer ice from the machine to the ice water service when it hit me that I could merely use a cup and take some ice from the top of the water dispenser…This was exactly what Steve required and I made the sign of the cross and solemnly told him he was authorized to do this himself, which is pretty funny and got the laff it earned.

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

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On This Date
In 2010 – The last of the 33 miners trapped in a mine in northern Chile are rescued via a capsule lowered through a hole drilled to where the miners had been trapped. The miners had been stranded 2,300 feet underground since Aug. 5 and survived in no small part because they were united in their determination to do so. Despite a long record of safety violations at the mine, the owners were not charged in the incident. 

In 1903 – The Boston Americans – now the Red Sox – defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 at home to win the first World Series 5 games to 3. The Americans got the only runs they needed on a two-run single by Hobe Ferriss in the fourth inning and Bill Dinneen pitched his second shutout of the series, a record that is now held by Christy Matthewson, who pitched three shutouts in 1905. The first three games of the series were played in Boston, the next four in Pittsburgh and a ninth game, if needed, would have also been played in Boston. 

In 1984 – Stevie Wonder is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first of three consecutive weeks with I Just Called to Say I Love You. The song went to #1 in 16 other countries including Great Britain, Spain and Denmark and also went to #1 on Billboard’s soul chart. It was Billboard’s 25th biggest song of the year, the 73rd biggest of the decade and ranked 370th on Billboard’s 60th-anniversary chart last year. The song was Wonder’s 40th Top 40 hit and his eighth of ten #1 songs. It was from the soundtrack to the movie The Women in Red.

Towering genius disdains a beaten path.
Abraham Lincoln

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The second song to spend at least twelve weeks at #1 on a Billboard chart was Frenesi by Artie Shaw, which began a 12-week stay at #1 on Bilboard’s National Best Selling Retail Records chart on December 21, 1940.

Today’s Stumper
How many other World Series were best-of-nine series? – Answer next time!


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