The Daily Dose/Saturday, September 8, 2018

The Daily Dose/September 8, 2018
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

In The News
The NFL regular season started Thursday without players kneeling for the national anthem. Every Atlanta Falcon stood and all but two Philadelphia Eagles did. Michael Bennet and Jay Ajayi both took seats on the end of the bench towards the end of the anthem. Bennet had started by standing with his teammates, but got restless and wandered around the bench area before taking a seat.

For some reason, this bothered us a lot more than the kneeling for the anthem does.

The protests have never bothered us frankly. There is a lot to protest in this country by both blacks and whites and we’re doing our part by protesting a variety of things by running for Congress. You want to kneel during the anthem before a game you are playing, more power to you. One of the reasons we served in the Navy was so you can do things like this.

But for Pete’s sake, if you are not going to protest, and we served to protect this right, too, don’t make an ass of yourself by wandering around. Show some respect, both for the anthem and your protest by either kneeling or standing still.

Today at the Site
Sparrow has a busy day at the retailer on today’s edition of The Diary of a Nobody, including two annoying sorts who both lay claim to a Customer of the Day award. Also, he reports for duty at Hotel A, where Puja worked the entire five days Sparrow was gone by herself.

Excerpt: Then I took a phone call from this dolt who whined that he’d left a bag that had some socks in it at a register because – and I am not making this up – the “checker wouldn’t give it to me”…He made it sound like we deliberately keep customers from their purchases…

Joseph Wambaugh has The Thought for the Day, a rather humorous quote about tension headaches, though there is some thoughtful commentary included, as well.

Excerpt: Sometimes they are caused by the life we lead. A life spent out of step with the natural order will produce stress that affects the body. This is our mind’s autopilot telling us we are going against our grain.

On This Date
In 1974 – President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon for crimes he committed or may have committed during his presidency. The pardon was heavily criticized at the time and while history has generally been kind to Ford in this matter the immediate aftermath was not. The GOP lost 43 seats in the 1974 midterms and the move likely cost Ford election to the presidency in 1976.

In 1957 – The New York Giants defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers 3-2 at the Polo Grounds. Both teams are safely out of the National League pennant race, and this was the last game between these two teams in New York City, as both teams will move to the west coast next season. The teams had first met on May 3, 1890, when the Brooklyn Bridegrooms defeated the New York Gothams 7-3 and the Giants end the New York era leading the series 656-606.

In 1978 – A Taste of Honey is at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 with their first Top 40 hit Boogie Oogie Oogie. The song would spend three consecutive weeks at #1 and also went to #1 on Billboard’s Soul and Disco charts as well. The group would manage only one more Top 40 hit, 1981’s Sukiyaki, which hit #3.

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Once in a While by Tommy Dorsey spent eight weeks at #1 in 1937, the most weeks of any song on Your Hit Parade.

Today’s Stumper
Which president of the United States has granted the most pardons? – Answer next time!

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