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, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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