As you can see, this issue of The Saturday Evening Post came out in December.
But every time I see this cover while doing online searches, I think of Memorial Day.
Reader challenge: Invent a drinking game to be played while reading The Spokesman-Review or perusing www.spokesman.com.
The beverages in question need not be alcoholic.
I'll get us started.
Every time The Slice uses “Let's move on,” take a sip.
Every time The Slice poses a question that you strongly suspect was used in 1992, down your glass.
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.