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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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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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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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?

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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.

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