Chuckles for December 2007



December 03
What does a cat on the beach have in common with Christmas?
Sandy Claws!

December 04
How do sheep in Mexico say Merry Christmas?
Fleece Navidad!

December 06
What do you get if Santa goes down the chimney when a fire is lit?
Crisp Cringle!

December 07
What kind of candle burns longer, a red candle or a green candle?
Neither! Candles always burn shorter!

December 10
Why was Santa's little helper depressed?
Neither! He had low elf esteem.

December 11
What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus?
Claustrophobic!

December 12
What do you call an old snowman?
Water!

December 13
What do you sing at a snowman’s birthday party?
Freeze a jolly good fellow!

December 18
What goes “oh, oh, oh”?
Santa walking backwards!

December 19
What carol is heard in the dessert?
Camel ye fathful!

December 20
What do you get if you eat Christmas decorations?
Tinselitus!

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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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