Chuckles for May 2000

May 10
The Arkansas state trooper pulls over a pickup truck and asks the driver, "Got any ID?" Replies the driver: "'Bout what?"

May 16
Sign at a farm: "Horse manure, 50 cents per pre-packed bag. 20 cents, do-it-yourself."

May 16
From actual letter to landlord: ``Our kitchen floor is very damp, we have two children and would like a third, so will you please send someone to do something about it.''

May 17
The things that come to those who wait may be the things left by those who got there first.

May 20
Employer's Lingo: ``Requires team leadership skills.'' Meaning: ``You'll have the responsibilties of a manager, without the pay or respect.''

May 21
You must be an Illinoisan if... Your idea of a traffic jam is 10 cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway.

May 23
You must be an Illinoisan if... your idea of a really great tenderloin is when the meat is twice as big as the bun.

May 24
You must be an Illinoisan if... you think of the four major food groups as beef, pork, and Jell-O salad with marshmallows.

May 25
You must be an Illinoisan if... your dream vacation is a trip to Rockhome Gardens.

May 26
Signs your computer has a virus: Your motherboard keeps making chicken soup.

May 27
Why is it that night falls, but day breaks?

May 28
If you jog backwards, will you gain weight?

May 29
Signs your computer has a virus: Every time you doubleclick, a message box asks: "Is that your final answer?"

May 30
Signs your computer has a virus: Your web browser just tossed its cookies.

May 31
Age doesn't always bring wisdom. Sometimes age comes alone.

Back: Past Chuckles

Local events heading

  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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