The Daily Dose/Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Daily Dose/December 4, 2018 
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

In The News
In The News is taking some time off.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a Nobody
: Sparrow wears socks that don’t match, plows the driveway and finalizes plans for the trip to the VA hospital for his checkup.

…sorting through everything to find matching socks seemed like an awful lot of work so I tossed everything on the couch and took the first two socks I could find…I’ve actually been doing this most of the week.

The Bottom Ten/2018 Bowl Game Edition: 40 games, all but three of them meaningless exhibitions and, as this year’s bowl game survey proves, some are more meaningless than ever. There are two new awards this year, too: The Jack Frost Award for Cold Weather Bowl Game of the Year and the Bottom Ten Contractor’s Cup, given to the worst bowl game venue.

6. Cure Bowl
Details: December 15; Camping World Stadium, Orlando
Teams: Louisiana-Lafayette (7-6) vs Tulane (6-6)

Reasons To Watch: First bowl game of season, you want to set good foundation for future misery by watching game featuring two (2) teams that used to regularly appear in weekly, hilarious collegiate B-10 survey. 
Reasons Not To Watch: Saudi crown prince has announced beheadings for anyone watching this game and you do not want to get on his shit list.
Bottom Line: Only bowl played for charity as organizers donate proceeds to help find cure for lousy bowl games…Current favorite for B-10 Bowl Game of the Decade honors. 

Editor’s Note: this might be the funniest thing Gaylon has ever written. He really hopes you like it.

On This Date
In 1872 – The American ship Mary Celeste is found abandoned and adrift off the Azore Islands by the British ship Dei Gratia. Mary Celeste’s life raft was missing and the final deck log entry on November 25 merely referenced it’s last fixed position and left no clue about why the ship had been abandoned. The ship had some minor damage but was otherwise seaworthy and still fully provisioned. The ship had sailed from New York City on November 5th, and none of its crew was heard from again.

In 1987 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores seven points in an 85-83 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, the first time in 787 games he had not scored at least ten points, an NBA record. The streak had started on December 4, 1977, when he had 21 points in a loss to the Denver Nuggets. Abdul-Jabbar’s record was broken in 1997 by Michael Jordan and is now held by LeBron James, who scored at least ten points in 893 consecutive games between January 6, 2007, and this past November 27.

1954 – The Chordettes are at #1 on Billboard’s Best Sellers in Stores chart – one of several predecessors to the Hot 100 – with Mr Sandman. The song spent seven weeks at #1 and was the Chordette’s only #1 hit. The song was recorded by several other artists, including a version by Emmylou Harris that reached #37 on the Hot 100 and #10 in Billboard’s country chart 1981.

…the only absolute attainment is absolute abandonment.

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Tom Fears is the first person born in Mexico to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. He was born to an American father and a Mexican mother.

Today’s Stumper
What song spent the most weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Best Sellers In Stores chart in 1954? –Answer next time!

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