I should warn you. Space restrictions in print have left me with a pent-up urge to use illustrations.
So perhaps I should start trying to get that out of my system right now.
Asking readers to sing the old Hamm's beer jingle — and listening to the results when more than 100 did just that — was one of my favorite experiences in 19 years of writing The Slice. Do you know the tune? (Photo from Farm5.static)
This is what life was like before blogs. (Mixtapemaestro.net)
This is the “Iron Man” from 2000 in which Spokane was threatened. (leaderslair.com)
When, as a kid, I got Art to sign a baseball for me, he took his time and checked out all the autographs that had come before his. (www.sportsmemorabilia.com)
Who doesn't love vintage postcards? (www.images4.cpache.com)
I referred to this 1965 Buick ad earlier this month and one reader thought I was kidding about the “howitzer” line. (ny-image2.etsy.com)
If the Columbia Record Club calls, tell them I'm out. (thewho.com)
They're doing The Marmot. (images.amazon.com)
OK, let's move on.