Cheers for naps, National Cemetery and the blues fest


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Posted Online: July 04, 2013, 10:43 pm
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By John Marx, jmarx@qconline.com
To the best of my knowledge:

-- An apology note from a neighborhood teen for ding-dong-ditching you the previous night can quickly restore your faith in our youth.

-- The person who invented the automatic toilet timer has a really bad sense of timing.

-- Angrily pressing "End Call'' has nothing on slamming down the phone as we did in the old days.

-- Even a fish stays out of trouble when he keeps his mouth shut (advice shared with me by a group of coffee-drinking geniuses).

-- There are 12 round Tupperware bowls in one cupboard of my home and three square lids. What gives?

-- Best part of waking up from a nap is beginning to plan another one.

-- Yoga pants for men should never be invented. And if they are invented, they should never be worn.

-- I might be in the minority, but I don't get flag shirts. And then there is candy at parades ...

-- National Cemetery at the Rock Island Arsenal is an amazing place.

-- I get that each day is a gift, but I'd like a second opinion on Mondays.

-- The Chicago Cubs are getting better. It pains me to say as much, but they are on the right track.

-- You have a huge holiday celebration in your town, but thanks to great city planning, one of the busiest streets is shut down. Great call, Bettendorf.

-- The Mississippi Valley Blues Fest is a good time. It's more than great music.

-- Everyone should ride the zip line at Modern Woodmen Park. Just don't tell your orthopedic specialist.

-- A 15-minute fireworks display is not worth having little children roam across busy stretches of highway, is it?

-- Procrastination simply is waiting for just the right time.

-- Reality is the leading cause of stress for those in touch with it.

-- The world needs more doctors such as Moline-based Brian Cady. Wonderful man.

-- There is no such thing as bad barbecue.

-- Save for lima beans, all food is comfort food.

-- We all have that friend who looks like Chewbacca from "Star Wars" when he removes his shirt.

-- The sushi-bar chef attempting to slap scrambled eggs into your mouth can turn the darkest of days bright. Especially on the misses.

-- Once you lick the frosting off a cupcake, it becomes a muffin. And muffins are healthy for you, right?

-- There should be a constitutional amendment outlawing cheap tissues and thin toilet paper.

-- There are a lot of kind and considerate folks in this world. You know who you are. I found out who many of you are recently.

Columnist John Marx can be reached at 309-757-8388 or jmarx@qconline.com.


















 



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  Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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