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Today's  Slice question: Do you secretly hope one or two co-workers will make total fools of themselves at your office Christmas party?


It's time for The Slice's annual “It's a Wonderful Life” survey.

The question: Is Spokane more like Bedford Falls or Pottersville?

Compare and contrast. Then you make the call.

1. Pottersville had rip-roaring night life. (Spokane is more like Bedford Falls.)

2. Bedford Falls was the kind of place where people didn't break into cars and steal Christmas presents. (Spokane is more like Pottersville.)

3. Police in Pottersville thought nothing of shooting at fleeing suspects. (No comment.)

4. Bars were forlorn, dreary places in Pottersville. (That's probably true of plenty of bars in Spokane, too.)

5. Nepotism ruled in Bedford Falls. (The same is true in Spokane.)

6. Mothers in Bedford Falls didn't mind if their daughters married blowhards, just so long as they were rich. (Hee Haw, that's often true in Spokane, too.)

7. Families in Bedford Falls experienced no pangs of guilt about having servants. (That can't always be said of Spokane.)

8. People sat on porches in Bedford Falls. (Spokane is more like Pottersville in that regard.)

9. Cab drivers felt confident about making a mental health diagnosis in Pottersville. (True in Spokane, too.)

10. Men thought about sex during the middle of the day in Bedford Falls. (No comment.)

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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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