Chuckles for May 2002

May 01
I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.-- Graffito

May 02
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks. --Charles Gordy

May 03
I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves. August Strindberg

May 06
"By the time we've made it, we've had it." --Malcolm Forbes

May 07
"I have opinions of my own -- strong opinions -- but I don't always agree with them." --George Bush

May 08
The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you. --Rita Mae Brown

May 09
Some weasel took the cork out of my lunch! ---W. C. Fields (1890 - 1946)

May 10
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. Groucho Marx

May 13
If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read "President Can't Swim". --Lyndon B. Johnson

May 14
"Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant." -- Cary Grant

May 15
"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first." --Mark Twain

May 16
"Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow." -- Mark Twain

May 17
Don't use a big word where a diminutive one will suffice.-- Unknown

May 20
All power corrupts, but we need the electricity.-- Unknown

May 21
Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then--we elected them.-- Lily Tomlin

May 22
People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs. -- Unknown

May 23
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.-- Mark Twain

May 24
He who hesitates is not only lost, but miles from the next exit. -- Unknown

May 28
"I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it." -- Harry S. Truman

May 29
Any sufficiently advanced bureaucracy is indistinguishable from molasses.-- Unknown

May 30
The little boy wasn't getting good marks in school. One day he made the teacher quite surprised. He tapped her on the shoulder and said ..."I don't want to scare you, but my daddy says if I don't get better grades, somebody is going to get a spanking." --www.butlerwebs.com

May 31
Spare no expense to save money on this one.-- Samuel Goldwyn

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  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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