“I'd be in trouble if you left me now.”
Yes, there is a reference to this. But there is no way on God's green Earth you could guess the context.
When was the heyday?
Certainly technology has made arguments of that nature less of a spectator sport.
I'll say that peaked in 1987.
Everything for the well-stocked fallout shelter.
Perhaps you saw young women similarly attired at the world's fair.
Or, God help us all, you might have seen a guy dressed like this.
“Always look on the bright side of life…”
Slice reader Mike Storms sent a note on Saturday.
“Today is our 39th anniversary. We'll shortly be heading out to a fine dinner.
“We had a blast on our sixth anniversary. I remember it well. The sky got dark and I hurried to finish mowing the lawn before the storm. The clouds looked very strange, lumpy on the bottom and I could see the sun through them. I came in and found that St. Helens blew.
“Our babysitter cancelled out. I put on my cowboy hat and hoofed it to Rosauers to get a bottle of champagne. I had to undress in the garage because I was covered with ash.”
…the catcher yanks off his or her mask and drops it before chasing a foul pop-up (that goes into the stands) and the batter picks it up and hands it to him upon his return to home plate.
Happens all the time.
Still, I never get tired of seeing it.
Or perhaps the microprocessor?
Still, you might occasionally be tempted to make fun of outmoded technology. Resist that impulse, if you can.
Unless you are a visionary engineer or gifted industrial designer, you probably couldn't have come up with the idea for devices now considered obsolete.
But perhaps I should just speak for myself. So I will.
I could not build a linotype machine to save my life.
Is it possible to use too much onion?
Does this song have anything to do with meal planning?
Would people embrace this idea in Spokane?
This was No.1 on this date in 1969.
And speaking of JoJo's former hometown. I lived there in the early 1980s. And I don't recall people being obsessed about this admittedly cool bit of trivia. Maybe they were when the song first came out. Or maybe trivia didn't really become a big thing until later.
Too bad “Washington” doesn't have four syllables. Perhaps the lads could have had JoJo flee the Inland Northwest. Though just imagine the lingering horror if they had mispronounced the name of a certain city.
If you send a text including the word “Manito,” your phone might turn it into “Manitoba.”
I might have mentioned this before. But it always amuses me.
“We'll pick you up at noon and head over to Manitoba.”
Today's Slice question: Why will you still be here 10 years from now?
See Saturday's Slice column.
Actually, in the time-honored spirit of promo-writing, that's a bit misleading. There won't be a rip-roaring discussion of whether or not the answer is “Yes.”
It's just a question. But you can answer it, and then we can have a rip-roaring discussion in a subsequent column.