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The Wednesday Slice question

What happened to the B-52's tail as the early models designed for high-altitude flight gave way to later versions?

True or false

Spokane was mentioned once in an issue of Iron Man.

No. 1 song in September of 1961

It's the first song, of course. It was co-written by Carole King.

What’s your facial expression in meetings?

A) Alert, interested. B) Glowering. C) I look like I need to visit the restroom. D) I don't know. I'm usually talking. E) I try to project a sincere WTF look. F) A grimace. G) I suspect I look as if I am experiencing dental pain. H) Sleepy. I) Butt-kissingly attentive. J) Like I'm listening to happy little tunes in my head. K) It depends on who is speaking. L) Other.

“A Tasty Lunch”

Who do you suppose was the target of that marketing message? (The price tells you the era.) Can't really see children getting excited about “A Tasty Lunch.”

Maybe it was aimed at wives who packed lunches for their husbands.

Re: The WSU vs UW med school debate

Which Classics comics cover best represents that ongoing power struggle?

Mickey Lolich would have pitched here Edit

In that 1962 season, when he was with Portland.

Thinking “Who is Mickey Lolich?” That's OK. Not everyone remembers the 1968 World Series, not even the part about Jose Feliciano's marathon version of the national anthem annoying Mickey because he was ready to take the mound but had to wait seemingly forever.

Possibly the lamest Slice column ever

There have been quite a few contenders over the years. But Tuesday's column has to be in the running.

Check it out tomorrow and see for yourself.

Only geography geeks stumble on it

When a player got called “up” to the Los Angeles Dodgers from Spokane.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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