Chuckles for August 2000



August 02
No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he had only good intentions. He had money as well. -- Margaret Thatcher, courtesy oneliners-and-proverbs.com

August 07
Ever notice when you blow in a dog's face he gets mad at you, but when you take him in a car he sticks his head out the window?

August 08
Eagles may soar, but groundhogs don't get sucked into jet engines. (Courtesy siglets.com)

August 09
Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.(Courtesy siglets.com)

August 10
A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.

August 14
``I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?'' -- Benjamin Disraeli

August 15
Why didn't the dog speak to his foot?
It's not polite to talk back to your paw.

August 15
Why didn't the dog speak to his foot? It's not polite to talk back to your paw.

August 16
What's O. J. Simpson's Internet address? Slash, slash, backslash, slash, slash, escape.

August 17
What's the difference between a lawyer and God? God doesn't think he's a lawyer.

August 18
The main accomplishment of almost all organized protests is to annoy people who are not in them.

August 21
And on the eighth day God said, "O.K. Murphy. You take over."

August 22
Conversation-ender: "I can't remember if I'm the good twin or the evil one."

August 23
As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in schools. (Oneliners-and-proverbs.com)

August 24
Conversation ender: ``Let me show you how the guards used to do it.''

August 25
There are three kinds of people: those who can count and those who can't.

August 28
It's not hard to meet expenses -- they're everywhere.

August 29
Don't use a big word where a diminutive one will suffice.

August 30
Cards you'll never see at Hallmark: ``We have been friends for a very long time . . . What do you say we call it quits?''

August 31
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your way.

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  Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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