The Slice archive for Aug. 2012

FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012

The last day of August, 2012 

I couldn't tell you how many lemonade stands I have passed on my way home from work this summer. More than a few. Sure, I wish them well. It's a seasonal classic, after all. And I'm all for job creation. Now I suspect the product...

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"Pig Out in the Park" anagrams

Slice readers offered these in late August of 2003. Up That Pig Oinker -- Gordon Hensley Take'r In, Hippo Gut -- James Dodds True, I Pat Pink Hog -- Sandra Bancroft-Billings Petition Park Hug -- Terry Hontz That U Porking Pie? -- Connie Castle

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How often do you honk your horn? 

Spokane used to have a reputation as a place where people were pretty polite when it came to using their car horns. I'm not sure local drivers are quite so restrained these days. But how about you? What does it take to get you to...

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This date in Slice history (1995)

The answer was "No": Judy Ellis has a grandson, Derek, who must have thought that there's only one reason women check into the hospital. Because when she called her son's house from there and found herself talking to Derek, he had one question. "Did you...

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When a sandwich starts coming apart

What do you do? A) Try to restore structural integrity with additional pickle slices. B) Eat faster. C) Admit that it's only going to get worse. Get out a knife and fork. D) Apply pressure to turn the gloppy mess into a ball o' food...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012

How should you feel about yourself... 

...when you are in a parking lot heading toward the store and volunteer to take someone's shopping cart back? A) It's nice but it won't save the polar ice caps. B) Every little gesture of consideration helps stave off total, universal social alienation. C) You...

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Are you a gracious football-pool winner? 

Here are three signs that you are not. 1) You yell "Boo-yah, that's what I'm talking about! Read it and weep losers!" 2) You do an in-the-office victory dance that resembles Elaine's dancing in that one episode of "Seinfeld." 3) You cackle.

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Art vs. artist 

If you regard Ted Nugent as an irrelevant has-been clown or addled cretin, are you still able to acknowledge that this was quite a record? www.45cat.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN2VNFpiGWo

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Readers weigh in on the S-R Lite  

I had asked readers to share their nicknames for the Monday paper, which tends to be a tad thin. A few of those answers appear in today's print column. But here are some additional responses. "I call it the daily wipe," wrote Alan Howard. Carol...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012


The Wednesday Slice 

My back-to-school wish for Spokane area students is that none of them start the year the way I did in 10th grade. You see, it's hard to make a good impression at a new school when you keep worrying that you might explode. Here's the...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012




Is marmot boy legit? 

You make the call. http://now.msn.com/marmots-and-matteo-walch-bond-in-the-austrian-alps-in-this-gallery-of-images?ocid=vt_fbmsnnow http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2193986/Matteo-Walch-8-strikes-remarkable-friendship-clan-marmots-Austria.html

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