Chuckles for September 2007



September 04
Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn't done it.
--Evan Esar

September 06
A couple of zoologists decided to give a lion a cell phone in order to keep track of his whereabouts. Unfortunately, whenever they tried to call, the lion was busy!

September 10
Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
--Unknown

September 12
What is a forum? (A two-um plus a two-um)

September 13
When two angels meet, what do they say to each other ?
Halo!

September 17
Q. What do you call a very popular perfume?
A. A best smeller.

September 20
The things we know best are the things we haven't been taught.
--Marquis de Vauvenargues

September 24
How can you drop an egg four feet without breaking it? (Drop it from five feet. It won't break during the first four feet.)

September 26
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
--Malcolm Forbes (1919 - 1990)

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  Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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