Chuckles for December 2002



December 02
Did you all have a nice Thanksgiving? Or as the Fox Network calls it, "When relatives attack!” --Jay Leno

December 03
"The man who started Wenchell’s Donuts has past away at the age of 87. It shouldn’t be too hard to get a police escort for that one." --Jay Leno

December 04
"The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale."-- Arthur C. Clarke

December 05
"Don't worry if you're a kleptomaniac, you can always take something for it." -- Unknown

December 06
"A friend is someone who will help you move. A real friend is someone who will help you move a body." Unknown

December 09
"I can resist anything but temptation." -- Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan, 1892, Act I

December 10
"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."-- Ronald Reagan

December 11
Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame. -- Laurence J. Peter

December 12
I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time. -- Charles M. Schulz, Charlie Brown in "Peanuts"

December 13
Take everything you like seriously, except yourselves. -- Rudyard Kipling

December 16
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank. --Woody Allen

December 17
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything. -- Mark Twain

December 18
On Christmas Eve I always like to get a big fire going in the chimney and then sit back with a Kenny G CD – and toss it into the fire. --David Letterman

December 19
In the fight between you and the world, back the world. -- Frank Zappa

December 20
I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong. -- Bertrand Russell

December 20
It’s been quite a week. First, Cardinal Bernard Law resigned, Al Gore said he’s not going to run for president, and some time today, they’re going to be tapping Trent Lott: "It’s your turn!" --Jay Leno

December 23
There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past. -- George Carlin

December 24
Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.-- Dave Barry

December 26
That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.-- Henry David Thoreau

December 27
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.-- Mark Twain

December 27
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.-- Mark Twain

December 30
They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse.-- Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

December 31
They say this first cloned human baby is a girl named Eve. They say she has blonde hair and three beautiful blue eyes. --Jay Leno

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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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