Chuckles for April 2007



April 03
Misquotations are the only quotations that are never misquoted.
--Hesketh Pearson

April 04
A signature always reveals a man's character - and sometimes even his name.
--Evan Esar

April 05
Look for the ridiculous in everything and you will find it.
--Jules Renard

April 06
After all is said and done, a lot more will be said than done.
--Unknown

April 09
You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there.
--George Burns (1896 - 1996)

April 10
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
--Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955),

April 12
When I meet a man I ask myself, 'Is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?'
--Rita Rudner

April 16
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
--Christopher Hampton

April 17
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 (1917 - )

April 18
Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together....
--Carl Zwanzig

April 19
Turn the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.
--Frank Lloyd Wright (1869 - 1959)

April 19
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I found it!) but 'That's funny ...'
--Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

April 20
I believe that every human has a finite number of heart-beats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises.
--Buzz Aldrin (1930 - )

April 23
We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?
--Jean Cocteau (1889 - 1963)

April 24
I am not young enough to know everything.
--Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

April 27
The secret of eternal youth is arrested development.
--Alice Roosevelt Longworth (1884 - 1980)

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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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