The Daily Dose/Sunday, June 23, 2019

The Daily Dose/June 23, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

The Sunday Bottom 5
The very worst of the week that was:

  1. Free College – Beware of Democrats bearing gifts, as several 2020 presidential hopefuls trot out plan to woo, bribe younger voters…Sunday Bottom 5 pollsters “pretty sure” it’s not government’s job to provide free college degrees, and who’s going to pay for it anyway? 
  2. Santa Anita Iconic LA-area track bravely hanging on until meet ends today, despite 30 deaths since opening Dec. 26…Total eight more than previous high this decade…No one knows why, either, with tracks all over US panting to host Breeder’s Cup after organizers ditch Santa Anita later this summer. 
  3. Presidential Conference Call – Sunday Bottom 5 pollsters signed up for conference call Tuesday with president of the United States, VA Secretary…Pollsters “more or less” certain invite had to with gig as county veteran service office, and that president, VA secretary don’t want to discuss Bottom Ten prospects for coming season. 
  4. NBA/NHL Drafts – Dear News Outlets: we’re mindful you have to have content every goddamned minute of the day, but from pre-draft first looks to ranking of prospects from mid-major Catholic schools named after 12 disciples to mock drafts for next five years, we have more than enough coverage.
  5. Illegal Immigrant Roundup – President Trump temporarily drops plan to arrest and deport every single illegal alien in country, which Sunday Bottom 5 pollsters are “pretty sure” wasn’t particularly practical to begin with…Perhaps we could let them stay and put them to work legally, without a path to citizenship…They could still build a life here, though they would be denied passports and the franchise, and the right to sponsor relatives, but who wants to bring relatives to this god-forsaken country right now, anyway?

Today At The Site
The Diary of a NobodyThe rains continue. Today’s Diary.

The rains are starting to take their toll…Not only is there some flooding around the area, but the gym had standing water in it when I was there tonight…I’m not Mr Flooring, but I’d say about half of the floor had some water on it…Most of it was located in areas that didn’t alter ol’ Sparrow’s workout, but it did affect one exercise, the tricep rope pullover…This involves standing with one foot well in front of the other and leaning forward and pulling a rope over your head…Now that I think about it the actual exercise wasn’t affected, but getting into and out of position required more care than I thought was prudent, so I stopped doing it after one set…I had a good workout otherwise: excellent strength, tho perhaps working out in a cold, damp basement wasn’t straight out of the Good Health Handbook. 

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

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On This Date
In 1973 – A fire at a house in Hull, England kills a six-year-old boy. Initially ruled an accident, it was later determined to be the first in a series of deadly fires set by Bruce Lee, born Peter Dinsdale. Over the years Lee would kill 26 people in eleven fires, all thought to be accidents until his confession following his arrest in December 1979. Lee would plead not guilty to 26 counts of murder, but guilty to 26 counts of manslaughter and to eleven counts of arson. Now 58, Lee is serving a life sentence.

In 1996 – Michael Johnson breaks the 200-meter world record at the US Olympic Trials in Atlanta, running the race in 19.66 seconds, breaking the mark of 19.72 seconds established by Italy’s Pietro Mennea in 1979. Johnson would break his own record six weeks later at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games, winning the gold medal with a time of 19.32 seconds and the record has been held since 2009 by Usain Bolt with a time of 19.19 seconds.

In 1973 – The Spinners are at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart – then known as the Best Selling Soul Singles chart – with One of a Kind (Love Affair). It was the third consecutive #1 hit for the group on the soul chart following Could it be I’m Falling in Love and I’ll Be Around was their third of six soul chart #1s. The song also peaked at #11 on Billboard’s Hot 100.

Oh, governor, I don’t matter. I am done for anyway. I was chosen to do a certain work, and I must do it, and then go.
Gore Vidal

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
England has won the World Cup once, in 1966, defeating West Germany 4-2 in extra time.

Today’s Stumper
Since 1951, what calendar year has seen the 200-meter world record broken the most times? – Answer next time!

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