The Daily Dose/Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Daily Dose/December 12, 2018 
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

In The News
In The News will return. 

Today At The Site
The Diary of a Nobody
: Sparrow has to go find a rollaway bed at the hotel, plus Buzz again poaches on Sparrow’s closing page duties at the retailer.

Buzz really thinks he’s the big cheese doing pages…He is not…I am…He is still insisting as IDing himself as Buzz Lightyear and it continues to go downhill from there…He has no structure and no presence tho, to his credit, he’s lightened up a bit and no longer sounds like gulag commandant greeting new arrivals…

The Bottom Ten/NFL Week 16: Doesn’t anybody want to lose this thing? With both Oakland and the New York Jets winning, it is the widest open race for The Dan Henning Trophy in recent memory. 

3. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-9; lost to Tennessee 30-9) – Jaguars back in what used to be their private domain – the B-10 medal stand – with eighth loss in last nine (9) games…Jaguars owner Shad “Ghengis” Khan promising field trip to Saudi consulate in Istanbul if squad fails to win B-10 title..Next Loss: Washington

On This Date
In 2000 – The 200 US presidential election ends when United States Supreme Court issues its ruling in Bush v. Gore, settling a recount dispute. The decision allowed the previous vote certification to stand, giving George W Bush Florida’s 25 electoral votes and a majority in the Electoral College. 

In 2010 – The inflatable roof at the Metrodome in Minneapolis collapses after a snowstorm, forcing the postponement of the Minnesota Vikings game against the New York Giants. The game is played the next day in Detroit with the Giants winning 21-3. 

In 1960 – Are You Lonesome Tonight by Elvis Presley is #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the third of six consecutive weeks. It was Elvis’ 15th #1 song on the pop chart and Are You Lonesome Tonight also went to #3 on Billboard’s R&B chart, #22 on its country chart. Merle Haggard hit #12 with it in 1977 on Billboard’s country chart. 

Hay had long known it was good politics never to try to have the last word in a dispute; now he had begun to see the wisdom of not trying to have the first word, either.
Gore Vidal


Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The term Ponzi scheme got its name from Charles Ponzi, who used the technique of paying early investors with money from newer investors in Boston in the 1920’s. 

Today’s Stumper
How many number one songs on Billboard’s R&B and country charts did Elvis have? –Answer next time!

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