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 Friday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2014. There are 152 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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