The Daily Dose/Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Daily Dose/August 21, 2018
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

In The News
Recently in this feature, we talked about how the GOP, which hasn’t produced a decent elected president since Eisenhower, should go away. The Catholic Church should do that, too.

This past Sunday marked the first time Catholics went to church since last week’s report by a Pennsylvania grand jury that several hundred priests molested over one thousand children – boys and girls – since 1940.

Priests, some whom may well taken more than a passing interest in the report, provided parishioners with the succor the church has provided in times of trial for centuries. Good for them, that is what church’s do, and do rather well, actually.

But nothing from the pulpit addresses the salient point. Forget about why a supreme being would allow this to happen in the first place: why are adherents still allowing this to happen? Why are they still patronizing and giving money to this institution? Why haven’t believers fled in droves? Because it is not reasonable to believe this has not been going on for centuries.

Give the Catholic Church credit, they have advanced for centuries in spite of obstacles like plagues, Darwin and Copernicus and will probably continue to advance in the midst of the ruins they have caused. But they should join the GOP on History’s scrap heap.

Today At The Site
Sparrow discusses the scourge of guests who show up early for breakfast on today’s edition of The Diary of a Nobody, as well as Adam’s usually futile attempts to foil. Also, he discusses the merits of store brands vs leading national brands at the retailer with Dave, plus, there’s the latest from the Sleep Log.

Robert B Parker, the author of the Spenser series of mystery stories, has The Thought for the Day, a quote about being open to finding the truth instead of thinking you know it in advance.

And after 218 days it is a pleasure to welcome back The Bottom Ten. For the second straight year, we open with The Bottom Ten/Preseason Q&Aa great way to limber up for the nonsense that will follow. Like last season, the Bottom Ten year will conclude with the second annual Tenny Awards, the end-of-season recap of the very worst of 2018.

On This Date
In 1911 – The Mona Lisa, a painting by Leonardo da Vinci, is stolen from the Louvre museum in Paris by an Italian employee named Vincenzo Peruggia. Peruggia had entered the museum at 7am, walked into the room where it was kept, removed it and hid in a bathroom. He then removed the protective casing and frame, wrapped his smock around the painting and left the building. Peruggia kept the painting at his Paris apartment for two years before moving with it to Italy, where he was arrested in 1913. He served six months in prison for the theft. Though now one of the planet’s best-known artworks, the Mona Lisa was not particularly well known outside of the art world – where it was highly regarded – at the time of the theft.

In 1984 – Victoria Roche becomes the first girl to play in the Little League World Series. Born in South Korea and adopted by British parents, she played for the European champion from Brussels, Belgium. An eight-team tournament back then, Canada defeated Europe that day 3-0 to advance to the semifinals. To date, 18 girls have played in the Little League World Series.

In 1965 – Sonny and Cher are at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the second of three weeks with I Got You Babe. It was their first chart single, their only #1 and one of five songs that reached the Top 1o. I Got You Babe also went to #1 in Great Britain and Canada.

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Bartolo Colon of the New York Mets, 42 in 2016, is the oldest person to hit his first major league home run.

Today’s Stumper
On what surface did Leonardo da Vinci paint the Mona Lisa? – Answer next time!

Shameless Plugs
Backstairs at the Monte Carlo: A Vegas Memoir!: Clock in with the graveyard crew at the Monte Carlo Security Department on the glamorous Las Vegas Strip. You’ll meet drunks, reprobates and scoundrels, and those are just the officers! The funniest Vegas memoir ever! Promise!

The Regular Guys: Meet Lenny and Larry, two comedians who team up more or less out of desperation and become the biggest in show business. As funny as you would expect from Gaylon, and poignant, too.

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