Chuckles for September 2006



September 01
Not being able to sleep is terrible. You have the misery of having partied all night... without the satisfaction.
--Lynn Johnston,

September 05
I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
--Publilius Syrus (~100 BC), Maxims

September 05
If it weren't for baseball, many kids wouldn't know what a millionaire looked like.
--Phyllis Diller

September 06
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
--Woody Allen (1935 - )

September 07
If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.
--J. Paul Getty (1892 - 1976)

September 11
The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well.
--Joe Ancis

September 12
An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.
--Simon Cameron (1799 - 1889)

September 13
What is a cow's favorite subject in school?
Moooooosic!

September 15
What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to.
--Hansell B. Duckett

September 18
The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.
--Lily Tomlin (1939 - )

September 19
Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical.
--Yogi Berra (1925 - )

September 20
Employer: “In this job we need someone who is responsible.”
Applicant: “I’m the one you want. On my last job, every time anything went wrong, they said I was responsible.”

September 21
The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.
-- Hubert H. Humphrey (1911 - 1978)

September 25
In politics, absurdity is not a handicap.
--Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)

September 26
The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid.
--Art Spander

September 27
If the human mind was simple enough to understand, we'd be too simple to understand it.
--Emerson Pugh

September 28
I was always taught to respect my elders and I've now reached the age when I don't have anybody to respect.
--George Burns (1896 - 1996)

September 29
Most new books are forgotten within a year, especially by those who borrow them.
--Evan Esar (1899 - 1995)

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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