Chuckles for August 2013



August 02
You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.
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August 05
Am I ambivalent? Well, yes and no.
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August 07
It's always I before E. Isn't that weird?
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August 09
Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?
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August 12
Can cross-eyed teachers control their pupils?
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August 19
Help stamp out, eliminate and abolish redundancy!
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August 21
I have friends who swear they dream in color; I say it's just a pigment of their imagination.
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August 23
If you give someone a piece of your mind, are you left with peace of mind?
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August 26
Take everything in moderation. Including moderation.
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August 28
Why do we wash bath towels? Aren't we clean when we use them?
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August 29
Wear short sleeves; support your right to bare arms!
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  Today is Saturday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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