The Daily Dose/Friday, October 19, 2018

The Daily Dose/October 19, 2018
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

In The News
All right, we are not ones to jump to conclusions here at In The News, but we are willing to concede that the Saudi crown prince may well have had something to do with the disappearance of dissident Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, who was last seen Oct 2 entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. The incident has drawn the international scorn and lambasting you would expect, including the usual blather from President Trump.

Now, we don’t approve of the killing of writers any more than you do, but the best thing America can do right now is nothing, in both actions and words.

Enough evidence and there will be enough outrage to provide enough inertia for America and the world to do something. Neither this scandal nor the Saudi crown prince is going anywhere anytime soon, we can always do something and the worst thing anyone can do right now can do is to escalate matters by taking the rhetoric up a notch. What is meant to happen will become plain in due course

Today At The Site
It’s a busy day off for Sparrow on today’s edition of The Diary of a Nobody. First, Sparrow – in what is not the Upset of the Year – goes out to lunch, then he finds out his small town is advising residents to boil their tap water for the next day or so, then he and The Wife go and enjoy a movie.

The Wife said this morning over coffee that she had gone there recently herself and found the service slow even by their standards…so today’s outing was more of a quality control spot check rather than a mere indulgence because the very best way I could think of to make sure my usual Stromboli remained up to snuff was to field test it myself.  

Today’s Thought for the Day is a repeat from this past January, a quote from British novelist Anthony Trollope about believing you are good enough.

Only when you enter the arena humbly and without expectation will the rewards come. Belief in yourself must be built on past success, confidence’s blade sharpened on the stone of experience.

On This Date
In 1789 – John Jay is sworn in as the first chief justice of the Supreme Court. Supreme Court justices of the era spent no small amount of time presiding over cases in federal judicial circuits and the court only heard four cases during Jay’s tenure. Earlier, Jay had declined President Washington’s offer to be the first Secretary of State and he resigned in 1895 after he was elected governor of New York.

In 2014 – DeMarco Murray of the Dallas Cowboys rushes for 128 yards as the Cowboys defeat the New York Giants 31-21. Murray becomes the first person in NFL history rush for 100 yards in the first seven games of a season, breaking the mark that had been held by Jim Brown of the Cleveland Browns. The following week Murray would extend the record to eight games before it ended in Week 9.

In 1957 – The Everly Brothers are at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with Wake Up Little Susie. This would be the only week at #1 for the song and it was the first of three number ones for the Everlys on the Hot 100. The also went to #1 on Billboard’s country and R&B charts, too.

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Bob Beamon broke the long jump world record that had been held by Ralph Boston of the United States and Igor Ter-Ovaneesyan of the Soviet Union.

Today’s Stumper
Who was the second chief justice of the United States? – Answer next time!

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