The Daily Dose/Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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

Leading Off
Leading Off is enjoying some time off and will return.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a Nobody: It’s the latest from the hotel, plus it’s a leisurely day at the VSO. Today’s Diary.

The Halliburton crew works two shifts, twelve hours each, 5-to-5, and a couple of guys on the graveyard crew have started buying two breakfast coupons for the restaurant instead of one…They cost $10 each and have a $20 value in the restaurant and I could see growing boys coming off a graveyard shift in the oil fields requiring two vouchers…The restaurant is not cheap and even a regular appetite could set you back $18 or so and if you’re coming off twelve hours at the job site you could easily spend more than $20 and even if you don’t use the entire $40, you’re still saving a couple of bucks, key when you’re only making $50-$60 an hour, plus per diem. 

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

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On This Date
In 1950 – The Korean War begins when North Korea, after numerous border skirmishes, invades South Korea. On June 27 the United Nations (UN) recommended its member states provide military assistance to South Korea and later that day President Harry Truman authorized the use of US troops. Congress authorized funding for US involvement in August, though it did not declare war. 21 countries contributed to the UN effort, although 90% of the troops came from the United States. A military stalemate, an armistice was signed in July 1953, though the Koreas have yet to sign a peace treaty and remain formally at war. 

In 1999 – The San Antonio Spurs win their first NBA title defeating the New York Knicks 78-77 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Since this series, the Spurs have won four other titles – most recently in 2014 while this marks the last Knicks appearance in the Finals. It remains the latest date on which an NBA game has been played and this was the last Finals series where neither team scored 100 points in a game. 

In 1955 – Bo Diddley is at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart – then known as the Rhythm and Blues Best Sellers chart – for the first of two consecutive weeks with Bo Diddley. Though Didley’s influence on rock and roll, especially its evolution from blues, is difficult to underestimate, he had indifferent chart success. He did place ten songs on Billboard’s soul chart, but he only had a handful of Hot 100 hits and only one of his albums hit the album chart. Diddley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and he died in 2008 at the age of 79. 

…and Stephen Douglas would still be alive. It was Chase’s view that men who get what they want in the world seldom die, prematurely, of pneumonia in Chicago.
Gore Vidal

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Before Isner/Mahut in 2010, the longest professional tennis match in history came in the first round of the 2004 French Open when Fabrice Santoro defeated Arnaud Clement 6-4, 6-3, 6-7, 3-6, 16-14 in 6 hours, 33 minutes.

Today’s Stumper
When was the last time the United States Congress declared war? – Answer next time!

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