Allright, I am so confused. INSTALL.txt says:
"If you want support for clean URLs, you'll need mod_rewrite and the ability to use local .htaccess files. (More information can be found in the Drupal handbook on drupal.org.)"
So, I go looking at the handbook in the only spot that I can find any information about Clean URLs, Handbook->Administrator's Guide->Configuration->Initial Configuration->Clean URLs, and this is what it says:
"... By enabling clean URLs, you will be able to get rid of the "?q=" in the URL and make it "clean." Note that this works only for Apache servers which have mod_rewrite installed. Talk to your web host or consult the Apache documentation for more information."
All I'm looking for is a sample mod_rewrite ruleset that support clean URLs. Everywhere I look it says to look somewhere else. 'Bout to pull my hair out here.