Chuckles for June 2001



June 01
Have you ever noticed? Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac. -- George Carlin

June 04
President Bush's 19-year-old twin daughters tried to buy alcohol using someone else's ID card … Apparently, they thought the restaurant owner wouldn’t recognize them, and would instead assume they were a DIFFERENT pair of young twin sisters who just happened to be surrounded by 22 Secret Service agents.

June 05
Did you hear about the midget fortune teller who escaped from jail? The headlines in next day's papers read: "Small medium at large"

June 06
"(The Weakest Link) is fascinating program. They ask a bunch of people questions and they keep getting rid of the dumbest person, so just the smartest person is left. It is kind of the opposite way we elect a president." — Jay Leno

June 07
You may be addicted to the Internet, if ... You get a tattoo that reads "This body best viewed with Netscape 4.0 or higher."

June 08
Politicians and diapers have one thing in common ... They should both be changed regularly and for the same reason. (www.humordatabase.com)

June 18
Forget about world peace... visualize using your turn signal.

June 19
The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything. -- Oscar Wilde

June 21
Multitasking -- screwing up several things at once.

June 25
Things You Don't Want to Hear During Surgery: "Better save that. We'll need it for the autopsy."

June 26
New York has forbidden the use of in-car cellphones without headsets… Surprisingly, however, despite this effort to force drivers to keep two hands on the wheel, there are NO current plans to ban manual transmissions… (www.newsjoke.com)

June 28
Classified bloopers: Wanted: 50 girls for stripping machine operators in factory.

June 29
The golfer's wife was in full flight. "If you ever spent a Sunday with me instead of playing golf I swear I would drop dead," she screamed. "There's no point in trying to bribe me," replied the husband. -- (www.humor.com)

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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