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 Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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