Chuckles for May 2001



May 01
If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular? -- George Carlin

May 07
An atheist's worst moment is being truly grateful with no one to thank.

May 08
Always use tasteful words. You may have to eat them.

May 11
"Wagner's music is better than it sounds" -- Mark Twain

May 15
Attitude might not catch fish, but it helps when you don't. (oneliners-and-proverbs.com)

May 16
If ever you are feeling unwanted or insignificant, try missing a couple of mortgage repayments.

May 21
One golfer tells another: "Hey, guess what! I got a set of golf clubs for my wife!" The other replies: "GREAT trade!"

May 22
The use of medical marijuana has been ruled illegal, by a group of justices who are truly experts in the field… After all, they ARE known as the “High Court”! (www.newsjoke.com)

May 24
Q: What's the difference between a dead dog in the road and a dead lawyer in the road? A: There are skid marks in front of the dog

May 26
Q: Why do men like blonde jokes? A: It is one thing they can understand

May 29
The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the second day you're off it. -- Jackie Gleason

May 30
I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not sure.

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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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