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AM Hucks: Strip Club’s Spelling Skills Revealing

This ‘n’ That: En route to a veterinarian’s office recently, a local man and his college-bound daughter were treated to belly laughs as they passed Stateline Showgirls. Commenter Rob wasn’t titillated by the strip joint at the west end of Seltice Way. However, he and his Senior Miss did double takes when they saw the readerboard out front advertising an “Amatrue” dance contest. “Amateur” was misspelled the same way on the other side, too. Sez Rob: “We concluded that spelling just isn’t part of that line of work” … Quotable Quote: “Digital Dumpster diving is so much more professional than real Dumpster diving, mostly because you don’t end up with a soggy banana stuck to your pants or have your jacket smell like pee” – Huckleberries Online commenter DanG re: the illicit e-mails involving the Kootenai County Prosecutor’s Office … In the “You Knew This Was Coming” Dept., Rich Roesler, an ex-Coeur d’Alene bureau reporter who now runs the SR’s bureau in Olympia, wasn’t surprised by the message on the Almond Joy that he bought from a candy machine in a Washington state office building. You’ve read those health warnings on cigarettes and booze (you know, drinking while pregnant may lead to birth defects, etc.). Well, the Almond Joy wrapper read: “Candy is a treat. Please consume in moderation.” Mebbe life should come with a warning … Poet’s Corner: “Just pay us some wages/and give us computers,/and we’ll have more fun than/they have down at Hooters” – The Bard of Sherman Avenue (“Prosecutor’s Office”).

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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