The Daily Dose/Sunday, June 9, 2019

The Daily Dose/June 9, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

The Sunday Bottom V

  1. Astrology 101Showing visionary leadership we’ve become accustomed to, President Trump, shunning thousands of years of astrological beliefs, announces moon is part of Mars.
  2. Yeah, Well, You Know –  Either President Trump knew the moon is not part of Mars or he did not know moon is not part of Mars…Sort of like whether or not we are the only life in the universe, either prospect is scary.
  3. Did KnowIf he did know, this proves our theory that our president’s only real talent is drawing attention to himself…Facts, truth, whatever, the world is talking about him, which is all that matters in Trumpville.
  4. Didn’t KnowIf he didn’t know, good gravy, how does anyone other than a complete idiot – which Trump is not – not know the moon and Mars are, at their very closest, 34 million miles apart?
  5. NHL Officiating – NHL refs blowing calls left and right this postseason, as that trip by that St Louis Blues player could not have been more obvious had he announced his intention ahead of time…Earlier, blatant blow to head by another St Louis player not found to be infraction of the rules, though league office later suspended player for one game.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a Nobody: Sparrow has the latest from the hotel, including the latest on the MOD keys, and he has a very good workout. Today’s Diary.

I was useful when I got home, too…The Wife has Saturday’s off and she was off hiking with some friends and when she returned to The Shire the dishes were done and to show I’d completely lost my mind had even thrown out the trash, which I usually only do by request.

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

The drivel simply does not stop: please click on the button to read The Diary of a Nobody. $5.99 includes all entries, past, present, and future.

On This Date
In 1959 – The United States Navy’s first ballistic missile submarine, the nuclear powered USS George Washington, is launched in Groton, CT. After sea trials, it would be commissioned in December and would serve until decommissioning in January 1985. It was originally scheduled to be the attack submarine USS Scorpion. It was the third Navy ship named after George Washington. A fourth George Washington, an aircraft carrier, is currently in service.

In 1973 – Secretariat, ridden by Ron Turcotte, wins the Triple Crown, winning the Belmont Stakes by 31 lengths in a record time of  2 minutes 24 seconds, a record that still stands. Secretariat was the eight Triple Crown winner and the first since Citation in 1948. Secretariat continued to race after the Belmont, winning four of his last six races, and died in 1989.

In 1962 – Ray Charles is at #1 on both Billboard’s Hot 100 (second of five weeks) and soul chart (third of ten weeks) with I Can’t Stop Loving You. The song was also in its third of ten weeks at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart and also went to #1 in Great Britain and Australia and was Billboard’s second biggest song of 1962. I Can’t Stop Loving You was Charles’ third #1 song on the Hot 100 and his ninth #1 on the soul chart. Charles and Willie Nelson also had a #1 song on the country chart (Seven Spanish Angels, 1985), making Charles one of the few artists to have #1 songs on all three major Billboard charts

…they decided that to eat state corn in the city was better than to sweat on the land…Sloth combined with superstition…Wealth mounted, but did not spread.
Will Durant
The Story of Civilization, Volume III: Caesar to Christ

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The Constitutional amendment still pending before the states is known as the Congressional Apportionment Amendment, which addresses the number of seats in the House of Representatives. The last to ratify it was Kentucky in 1792.

Today’s Stumper
Who was the first person to have #1 songs on Billboard’s pop, country and soul charts? – Answer next time!

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