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How to feel old (but not in a bad way)

Be within earshot of a summer intern noting that she had come across a story you wrote for the paper before she was born.

Five years before she was born.

Heavy petting

I guess that headline would be considered click-bait as I am sure some readers came here hoping for a cat photo.

But actually I was thinking about something else entirely.

Did you ever read Ann Landers in the paper as a little kid and occasionally wonder what in the heck she was talking about?

You might have suspected it was something dirty. But you didn't really know.

If their route had gone through Spokane

What might have happened to the guys in “Easy Rider” while here?

www.telegraph.co.uk

Marmots as bubonic plague carriers

Seriously, you can stop sending me these stories now. I am aware of this.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28437338

It's worth keeping in mind that China is far away.

At the S-R newsroom on Fridays

This is what it's like. One big dance party.

http://pretty-pix.wordpress.com

What's it like where you are?

Just wondering

In your opinion, what was the biggest difference between TV's “Cheers” and most real bars?

“Turning over in his grave”

Some of those said to be doing that in response to a certain development or event were actually cremated after their deaths.

What’s going on here?

www.etsy.com

This is from an old ad for aluminum cans. But here's a question. If he is going to tackle her, shouldn't he at least look at her?

Missing another voice of a generation

When exiting the newspaper building out the back, I like to check out the Knitting Factory marquee to see what shows I won't be attending in the near future.

If that makes me sound like an old fogey, I can live with it.

This afternoon, one listing caught my eye.

Friday, Aug. 1 — Wolfmother.

Darn it all, I have other plans that night.

If the Borg arrived in Spokane…

…would we resist?

http://fandomania.com

Which neighborhood would put up the stiffest resistance?

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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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