The Slice archive for Oct. 2012

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012


Spokane's top seated-position hobby? 

A) Speeding in residential areas. B) Angry typing. C) Talking loudly in movie theaters. D) Complaining about the entree. E) Bouncing grandchildren on knee. F) Reading in the employee restroom. G) Creating exclamation points. H) Considering getting up. I) Other.

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Bedlam

Walked over to Riverfront Park to purchase my Ice Palace season pass and go for a quick skate. There were about 15,000 kids there, give or take a few. Think squealing, laughing and kid-voice chortles. Did I mention squealing? I'm always pleased to see the...

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A job I am glad I do not have

A friend who is the Public Editor at a large newspaper far from here told me that almost 200 subscribers decided to cancel their subscriptions after his paper's presidential endorsement appeared. I think he spent time on the phone with a lot of them. What...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012


While supplies last

Liz Cox keeps getting renewal notices from Newsweek, which strikes her as odd since the magazine is about to pull the plug on the print product. Cox said that if she next gets subscription offers from Life and The Saturday Evening Post she will listen...

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I-90 closed

No, not here. But a stretch near Lake Erie is covered with water. Why? What did you think I meant? This reminds me of something in one of Bob Newhart's shows -- the one set in New England. He was hosting a local TV program...

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Sometimes technology cannot spell

Scott Walker's phone system creates email messages from voicemail. "The auto-correct or whatever text software they use is not always accurate," he wrote. Which might explain a recent email version of a phone message from a local political candidate. It began, "Hi I'm dancing McGlocklin...

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MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012



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