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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  Today is Friday, April 25, the 115th day of 2014. There are 250 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.

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