Chuckles for November 2000



November 03
Only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. One is to let her think she is having her own way, and the other is to let her have it. -- Lyndon B. Johnson

November 06
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever. -- Chinese proverb

November 10
GURU: One who knows more jargon than you.

November 14
The trouble with political jokes is -- they get elected.

November 17
Lettin' the cat outta the bad is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back in -- Will Rogers

November 20
Sacred cows make the best hamburger!

November 21
A friend is someone who has the same enemies you have. -- Abraham Lincoln

November 27
Diets are for those who are thick and tired of it!

November 27
Diets are for those who are thick and tired of it!

November 28
Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution. -- Mae West

November 29
Fifth grader on science: "Many dead animals in the past changed to fossils, while others preferred to be oil."

November 30
From the safety crew: "May be harmful if swallowed." -- On a shipment of hammers.

November 30
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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