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.
But instead of telling you about it, I'll just suggest you check out this fun volume and find it for yourself.
A friend passed along his copy, to show me the Spokane mention. And I have to admit that after spending a few minutes with this book, I'm going to be reluctant to give it back.
Did you get a kick out of that?
Did you imitate that?
Are you one of the people who still address certain friends and colleagues that way?
Got a note from Wayne Pomerleau, a man who knows his movie Westerns.
But this was about another subject.
“Paul, this is my annual lilac alert, which may be of interest to flower lovers among your Slice readers. The blooms in the Lilac Garden at Manito Park are just about at their peak right now and crying out for admirers.”
Ever actually heard singing in a barbershop?
What would a hair salon quartet sound like?
I might have used this before. But it always cracks me up. I'm convinced the cover designer had to be high.
This is from 1977, so that seems entirely possible.
It's something that started on May 17, 1973 and went on for weeks. It was televised.
In the TV commercials, the ball always came straight back to the kid doing the throwing. In reality, the ball often went springing back at all sorts of wild angles. Sometimes it seemed that pitching to an actual batter would have produced more predictable results.
…that you like this stuff. It doesn't taste enough like roofing tar to suit beer snobs.
Chances are you will survive being judged.
Today's Slice question: How do you feel about parents giving their newborns standard-sounding first names but then getting “creative” when it comes to spelling those names?
When your spouse or significant other's movie picks don't seem all that random.
In tomorrow's Slice column.
If they were about 13, baby boomer boys who watched “I Dream of Jeannie” knew exactly what their first wish would be.
A) Duplicates. B) Cards of guys on teams you hated. C) Checklists, managers and other oddball cards. D) Cards that already had been defaced in one way or another. E) Cards that had a chemically gum imprint on the photo of the player. F) Washington Senators. G) Other.
Bragan was a teammate of Jackie Robinson's. Not willingly, at first. But the Alabama native's views evolved.
Which just goes to show you that people can change.