It's hard to find a good scapegoat

Posted Online: July 13, 2014, 8:20 pm
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John Marx,
To the best of my knowledge:

- A central-air body beats a beach body any day.
- A Facebook post about what you had for dinner really isn't necessary.
- Loud sneezers scare me.
- Roger Ruthhart says there should never be a John Deere Classic without John Daly and his outrageous pants. I agree.
- It's hard to find a good scapegoat.
- People will buy anything that's one-per-customer. Then come back.
- In today's world, every action has a corresponding over-reaction by someone from the right or left with a talk show.
- Polygamy means an extra mother-in-law, right? Uh, no thanks.
- If Rock Island County is selling property at 17th Street and 25th Avenue in Rock Island to Unity Point, someone should know about it.
- A trio of coffeehouse (in their minds) geniuses say that because of inflation, 50-cent now will be referred to as 64-cent.
- John Belushi, Dan Akroyd and Chevy Chase are the best trio ever on Saturday Night Live.
- It's important to make sure your laugh is funner than the joke.
- Grocery-outlet snobbery aside, Aldi rocks.
- Dana Carvey is still a world-class funnyman.
- If you spend any time driving Moline's Avenue of the Cities, you will find that Illinois' hands-free phone law will never be enforced.
- There should be some type of public people flogging for those who pronounce the "S'' in Illinois.
- Rosie O'Donnell is coming back to the View? My life -- not complete.
- Downtown Moline has a three-block area of good pizza. You will have to figure it, but it's good.
- A perfect rain would be a thundershower of mild sauce raining down from East Moline's Jim's Rib Haven.
- There are a bunch of high school athletes running around who need of a big dose of humility.
- No PGA tournament does more with volunteers giving back to its community than the John Deere Classic.
- You have to admire the mother who makes margaritas with her kid's slushy machine.
- The World Cup is over, right? Now, I go back to keeping tabs on the Kardashians.
- Lebron James is going back to Cleveland, right? Who cares. Same goes with any other NBA signing.
- The city of Moline should join Rock Island in being embarrassed about the state of its streets.
- Jimmy Fallon rocks. Any time you can get Halle Berry to be a human tire with you, you have it going on.
- I need to get out more, because I have been saving an hour every Thursday at 9 p.m. to watch "Party Down South'' on CMT.
- Ben Butterworth Parkway is cool.
- I'd give my kingdom for a busy, cars-passing-through-at-all hours retail operation at the Audubon School site in Rock Island.
Columnist John Marx can be reached at 309 757-8388 or


Local events heading

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

1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
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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