Let's try to think of this in terms of baseball.
Think of Memorial Day as first base. Now think of summer as second base.
The question becomes this: How much of a lead-off can you take without getting picked off by back-to-work/school reality?
Are there movies you dislike even though you have never seen them?
This was the No. 1 song on this date in 1959.
1. Because of the orientation of traditional maps, we're used to thinking of “up” as north.
2. How would this sound? (To the tune of “North to Alaska.”)
“South, to the South Hill
“Goin' South, the rush is on
“Waaaay up South…”
An episode called “The Bard” first aired on May 23, 1963.
A hack TV writer uses a magic spell to conjure up Shakespeare in the hope that the storied Englishman will help him punch up some lackluster scripts.
You might recall Burt Reynolds playing a poor man's Marlon Brando.
This was the No. 1 song on this date in 1983.
A) When I was about 4. B) I just thought the referees were a bit on the ineffectual side. C) We were not allowed to have this on the TV in my house. D) I wanted to name our dog Bobo Brazil. E) I bought the wrestling until I was about 9. Before that, it was the ringside fans I couldn't believe. F) Other.
Parents of 2013 high school graduates must be shaking their heads and thinking this was just yesterday.
Do you remember when you could catch a train at a reasonable hour?
What would the text say?
If, after you get off the phone with someone with whom you are romantically involved, one of your co-workers addresses you as “Schmoopy.”
If you set a goal and start working toward it on Sunday, the day before Memorial Day, you will have 40 days to achieve it by the 4th of July.
Slice answers: Our question about “creative” spellings of standard-sounding first names prompted strong reactions. Most readers weighing in were vehemently opposed to unusual spellings.
We heard plenty of examples. But we have no desire to cause hard feelings within families or in workplaces. So we'll just pass along an idea from a reader named Sylvia.
She thinks first names ought to be recycled from the obituaries. That way, classic monikers such as Hazel or Herman would stay in circulation and not get totally supplanted by, say, Ashley and Justin.
In Thursday's Slice column.
No need to mention any names.
But can you think of a local business whose product or service simply does not impress you but about which you have mixed feelings because you like at least some of the people working there?