Chuckles for May 2007



May 01
When a dog bites a man, that is not news, because it happens so often. But if a man bites a dog, that is news.
--John B. Bogart (1848 - 1921)

May 03
Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't.
--Pete Seeger

May 04
Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
--George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

May 07
I have a rock garden. Last week three of them died.
--Richard Diran

May 08
He who laughs, lasts!
--Mary Pettibone Poole

May 09
Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug.
--John Lithgow

May 10
Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.
--Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

May 16
The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.
--George Jessel

May 17
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
--Unknown

May 21
When I took office, only high energy physicists had ever heard of what is called the Worldwide Web.... Now even my cat has its own page.
--Bill Clinton,

May 22
My husband gave me a necklace. It's fake. I requested fake. Maybe I'm paranoid, but in this day and age, I don't want something around my neck that's worth more than my head.
--Rita Rudner

May 24
If you can find something everyone agrees on, it's wrong.
--Mo Udall

May 29
I'm not a real movie star. I've still got the same wife I started out with twenty-eight years ago.
--Will Rogers

May 30
Are you going to come quietly, or do I have to use earplugs?
--Spike Milligan

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  Today is Wednesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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