Chuckles for February 2007



February 01
A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.
--Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

February 02
If you can't say anything good about someone, sit right here by me.
--Alice Roosevelt Longworth (1884 - 1980)

February 05
You don't get anything clean without getting something else dirty.
--Cecil Baxter

February 06
A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.
--Carl Reiner

February 08
Health food makes me sick.
--Calvin Trillin (1935 - )

February 08
Health food makes me sick.
--Calvin Trillin (1935 - )

February 09
'Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
--Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

February 12
Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution yet.
--Mae West (1892 - 1980)

February 13
What do snowmen eat for lunch? Icebergers!
--theholidayspot.com

February 14
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
--Mark Twain

February 15
I grew up in Europe, where the history comes from.
--Eddie Izzard

February 19
It is bad luck to be superstitious.
--Andrew W. Mathis

February 20
I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.
--Duke Ellington (1899 - 1974)

February 21
Never eat more than you can lift.
--Miss Piggy

February 22
Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic.
--Dan Rather (1931 - )

February 23
USA Today has come out with a new survey - apparently, three out of every four people make up 75% of the population.
--David Letterman (1947 - )

February 26
I am in the prime of senility.
--Benjamin Franklin

February 27
It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said, 'Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.'
--Sam Levenson

February 28
The only good ideas are the ones I can take credit for.
--R. Stevens

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  Today is Monday, April 21, the 111th day of 2014. There are 254 days left in the year.

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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