The Daily Dose/September 27, 2020
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy
The Sunday Bottom 5
The very best of the very worst of the week that was.
1. Pac-12 Football – Everyone else is playing, you might as well, too…Sunday Bottom 5 pollsters “pretty sure” debate over conference champion getting College Football Playoff berth rendered moot because champion probably would have been left out anyway.
2. College Football – All major division conferences now scheduled to resume seasons, either pacesetters for America’s return to normalcy or desperate gamblers betting the future health of unpaid college kids against cashing some network TV checks…You make the call!!!
3. Lauren Daigle – At 103rd non-consecutive week at #1 on Hot Christian Songs chart with You Say, extending Billboard all-singles-chart record…Wendy Carlos’ all-time Billboard record of 110 weeks at #1 (Switched On Bach, classical album chart, 1968-72) now in cross-hairs…You Say first hit #1 in July 2018.
4. COVID-19 – Pesky illness still taking advantage delayed, inept, uncoordinated American response as American deaths surpass 200,000 mark…Sunday Bottom 5 pollsters remain “pretty sure” a timely, competent response would have resulted in a fraction of those deaths…COVID-19 still unable to bring down major division college football.
5. President Trump Fact Check – The 5-hole staple, click here for usual weekly update of latest from Liar-in-Chief..Includes modest Joe Biden action, too.
Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually.
The Diary of a Nobody: Sparrow has what he believes to be a record sundry stand sale.
Speaking of the sundry stand, ol’ Sparrow did what had to be a record sale: $18.50 to this guy who had just come in from smoking some weed, a figure that does not include some popcorn thrown in with my compliments…It was like he was loading out for a cruise: Hot Pockets, two breakfast sandwiches (both of which had to be retrieved from the back office freezer because the new one hadn’t been stocked yet) two sacks of chips and several candy bars…Almost interesting: no beverages…I was going to ask about this but instead asked if it was all for him and he said no, which I didn’t altogether believe.
Backstairs at the Monte Carlo: Another night reviewed chronologically.
0345 – I conclude 482 (lunch), but linger in the EDR (employee dining room) for a few minutes in the hopes a babe or two walk by…
The same trick the drug dealers use.
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On This Date
The long march to today.
In 1956 – US Air Force Captain Milburn Apt becomes the first human to travel at Mach 3 – three times the speed of sound – in a flight on a Bell X-2 above southern California. After reaching Mach 3.196, Apt lost control while attempting to return to Edwards Air Force Base and died after ejecting from the aircraft. The aircraft would eventually land a few miles away with minimal damage.
In 1953 – The St Louis Browns play their final game, a 2-1, 11-inning loss to the Chicago White Sox. It was the 100th loss of the year for the Browns, their eighth 100-loss season and their tenth last-place finish in the American League. The Browns had been in St Louis since 1902, after spending their first season in Milwaukee and won their only American League pennant in 1944. They would become the Baltimore Orioles in 1954.
In 1941 – Jimmy Dorsey is at #1 on Billboard’s Best Selling Singles chart – then the only Billboard chart in existence – for the only week with Blue Champagne. It was the fifth #1 song of the year for Dorsey, establishing a Billboard pop chart record that would stand until the Beatles had six #1 songs on the Hot 100 in 1964. Dorsey would finish the decade with seven #1 songs and 32 total weeks at #1, both totals that trailed only Bing Crosby (9, 55) for the decade. The vocals were sung by Bob Eberly.
Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.
If to please the people we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterwards defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair. – George Washington
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
It’s not who you know, but what you know.
After Philadelphia in the Revolution, the other time the British occupied the US capital was in the War of 1812, when they occupied Washington D.C. and burned down the White House and other buildings. The British didn’t win that war, either, as Washington was not regarded as that important a conquest at the time..
Cheaper than Trivia Night at the bar.
In what year did the St Louis Browns win their most games? – Answer next time!