The Daily Dose – Wednesday, August 1, 2018

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

News Notes And Comment
We received feedback on yesterday’s column, where we said we were opposed to our government providing medical care for everyone, asking if we really wanted our government to provide us with cradle to grave coverage.

Well, someone, age and gender unknown, wrote to say health care is a basic human right and the sooner our government started providing it the better off we will be.

Interesting point, that health care is a basic human right. It’s something you hear from time to time and it is a point I disagree with. Health care is not a basic human right. It is, of course, a basic human need, but medical care is provided by professional men and women in business to earn a living and no one has a basic human right to anyone else’s professional services.

The only human right is liberty. We all have the inalienable right to utilize the 24 hours we have every day as we see fit and we should not expect our government to do too much more than to provide for that.

Today At The Site
Sparrow completely loses his mind and goes off and introduces himself to the new neighbor across the street on today’s edition of The Diary of a Nobody. His name is Brad and he seems nice enough and this makes two neighbors Sparrow now knows, including Jerry, who lives across the alley.

The Lewis and Clark Expedition provides the inspiration for The Thought for the Day. It comes from a book on the medical aspects of the expedition written by Dr David J Peck. We read the book a year or two ago and it was as good as it was fascinating, even for nitwits like us. Today’s Thought concerns heading out with little preparation and how we must sometimes wing it.

On This Date
In 1944 – The Polish resistance launches the Warsaw Uprising, an attempt to drive the Nazis from their city. The uprising would last for two months and result in a German victory. The destruction of Warsaw was such, however, that despite the victory, the Nazis would abandon the city the following January.

In 1906- Harry McIntire of the Brooklyn Superbas, now the Los Angeles Dodgers, throws 10 ⅔ innings of hitless baseball before giving up a hit in the eleventh against the Pittsburgh Pirates, establishing the major league (ML) record for the longest time before a no-hitter was broken up. Pittsburgh would win the game 1-0 in the 13th inning. Though this record was broken by Harvey Haddix, who pitched 12 perfect innings before also losing in the 13th in 1959, it remains the second-longest such game in ML history.  

In 1964 – A Hard Day’s Night by the Beatles reaches #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It would spend two weeks at the top and was the Beatles fifth of six #1’s they would have in 1964, still the record for most #1’s by one act in a calendar year. At the same time, the album A Hard Day’s Night topped the album chart and both the single and album were simultaneously #1 in Great Britain, the first time one act has topped both charts in both countries at the same time.

Trivia Time
One other act has topped the American and British charts with the same single and album at the same time. Name this act. – 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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