Chuckles for December 2000



December 05
*"I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph." -- Shirley Temple

December 07
Where all think alike, no one thinks very much. -- Walter Lippmann

December 08
True announcement By flight crews: "As you exit the plane, please make sure to gather all of your belongings. Anything left behind will be distributed evenly among the flight attendants. Please do not leave children or spouses."

December 09
Another true announcement by flight crews: "Your seat cushions can be used for flotation and in the event of an emergency water landing, please take them with our compliments."

December 11
If Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus had a child, what would he be called? A subordinate Claus!

December 13
Why don't you ever see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery"?

December 14
In my day, we didn't have hand-held calculators. We had to do addition on our fingers. To subtract, we had to have some fingers amputated.

December 15
An authority: someone who knows lots of things you could care less about.

December 18
Q. What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus? A. Claustrophobic.

December 19
Why was Santa's little helper depressed? Because he had low elf esteem. (www.santas.net)

December 22
Mom, Can I have a dog for Christmas ? No you can have turkey like everyone else !

December 27
''The best way to guarantee exciting dreams at night is to let your brain rest all day.'' -- Red Green

December 30
Budget: A method for going broke methodically.

December 30
Budget: A method for going broke methodically.

December 31
I went to the pet store the other day and asked if they had any cats going cheap and they said, "No, all our cats go meow."

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  Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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