The Daily Dose/Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Daily Dose/December 1, 2018
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

In The News
Jamal Khashoggi Is Still Dead: The G20 summit is underway in Buenos Aires. Pity, really. It should be the G2 Summit, the Saudi delegation meeting amongst themselves and whatever Argentinians were obliged to attend because everyone else sent regrets, or the the G19 Summit because everyone else told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman not to bother showing up.

The Crown Prince, whom it is not reasonable to believe had nothing to do with Khashoggi’s murder, was hardly shunned Friday at the G20 Summit, getting face time with, among others British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron, both of whom issued stern warnings to the crown prince, which may have caused the crown prince to nod solemnly while trying to stifle a laugh.

Because he got away with it. Sure, there will be some backlash and protests and misfit columnists writing in the wind, but he got away with. He knows it and we know it and it is business as usual. The crown prince could have chosen a low key way to make Khashoggi disappear – much like the Mafia made Jimmy Hoffa disappear – but he wanted to show the world how big his wanzer is and he did just that. He should have been a pariah at the G20 Summit, but instead is sitting at the head table.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a Nobody
: Sparrow gets the OK from The Wife to apply for the vacancy on the town council and it is the first busy night at the retailer in a while.

I did get the car batteries taken to the back…and I got the trash and hangers taken to the back, too, but that was it…There wasn’t time for anything else…The service desk is still swamped with go-backs…I felt so bad I left a note at the service desk apologizing and Zach thanked me for my hard work and said he’d smack anyone in the morning who said squat.

On This Date
In 1824 – The United States Congress announces that no presidential candidate received a majority of 139 votes in the Electoral College, forcing the election to be decided by the House of Representatives. Andrew Jackson had earned 99 electoral votes, John Quincy Adams 84 and William Crawford 41. Henry Clay, the Speaker of the House, earned 37 electoral votes, but only the top three finishers were considered by the House. On February 9, Adams was elected president on the first ballot.

In 1924 – The first NHL game in the United States is played as the brand new Boston Bruins defeat the equally brand new Montreal Maroons 2-1 at the Boston Arena. Made up primarily of players unable to make the rosters of established NHL teams, the Bruins would not win their second game until January 10th and finished 6-24-0 that season, while the Maroons were slightly better, finishing at 9-19-2. The Boston Arena still stands, the home of the Boston University hockey team.

In 2018 – The unprecedented run of Meant to Be by Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart appears to be over. After 50 consecutive weeks at #1 – the longest any song has spent at the top of any Billboard singles chart – and one week at #2, Meant to Be falls to #4 this week. Speechless by Dan+Shay is in its first week at #1 on the Hot Country Songs chart this week, while Best Shot by Jimmie Allen is in its second week at #1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.

 …there was the powerful impulse of vanity, a motivation which has never had its due recognition in historical works.
William E. Woodward
The Way Our People Lived

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Deep Purple by the brother and sister act Nino Tempo and April Stevens preceded I’m Leaving It Up to You by Dale and Grace at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was the first time one duet replaced another duet at #1.

Today’s Stumper
The 1824 presidential election was the second decided by the House of Representatives. Which was the first? –Answer next time!

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