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FRIDAY, FEB. 13, 2015

Weird things my father left me

It’s a damn shame that my father died decades before TV’s hit show “Shark Tank” came along. There’s no telling what sort of deal he could have made by submitting his prototype for solving that age-old question, “Does a bear (bleep) in the woods?” Answer: The bear certainly can if it’s equipped with my old man’s bathroom breakthrough...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 10, 2015

Weird lies that advertisers spread 

The packaging makes it all look so scrumptious. Succulent pieces of turkey, round and evenly cut. A dollop of amber gravy rests on a plump meaty slice. Snowy mashed potatoes adorned with melted golden cheddar and rosy bacon flecks. “Honey Roasted Turkey Breast,” declares the Marie Callender’s text. Mmm. Mmm...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 5, 2015


Weird spots from around my city

You wander through downtown Spokane. You look up and scream. That’s because the “King of Glory” is glaring down at you from the south side of the old Pioneer Pathway House building. “King of Zombies” is more like it. The cadaverous, crown-wearing figure looks like...

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Weird things I put in my mouth

Haggis, the survival sausage of Scotland, is made from sheep livers, hearts, kidney parts, oats, motor oil, cobwebs and lord knows what else. It oozed darkly in a pot at the end of the banquet table last Saturday at Bruce Ridley’s annual party in honor...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 27, 2015

TUESDAY, JAN. 20, 2015

Thoughts and ruminations from S-R columnist Doug Clark