Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Sparrow has complete coverage of the Memorial Day ceremony, which includes a Line of the Year candidate, on today’s Diary of a Nobody.

Also, it must have been J.R.R. Tolkien Week at The Thought for the Day last year because another quote from The Lord of the Rings is featured.

Inertia is the greatest force that moves a writer. If a writer is not moved by a force inside him he is not a writer he is a typist. That inertia is starting to assert itself with The Daily Dose and The Thought for the Day, though I am still working on the future classic Criminals, Courtesans and Constables so they will not be resuming tomorrow. This is the same inertia that asserts itself with The Bottom Ten like clockwork every August. You don’t have to go searching for it because it always presents itself.

On This Date:
In 1953: The summit of Mt Everest is reached for the first time, by New Zealander Sir Edmund Hilary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay. They were part of a larger expedition that saw two others try to reach the summit first, an effort that failed. One of mankind’s great team efforts, both took the knowledge of which of them reached the summit first to their graves.

In 2010: Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies throws the 20th major league perfect game, defeating the Miami Marlin 1-0 in Miami. It came 20 days after Dallas Braden of Oakland pitched a perfect game.

In 1965: The Beach Boys ascend to the top of the Billboard Hot 1oo with Help Me Rhonda, which moves up from #4. It was their second of three #1’s and it also went to #1 in Canada. Help Me Rhonda is one of five #1 songs in 1965 that include a name in the title. The other names were Mrs Brown, Mr Tambourine Man, Henry VIII and Sloopy,


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