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50 Years ago tonight on “Twilight Zone”

A so-so episode called “A Kind of a Stopwatch” first aired on Oct. 18, 1963.

A chatterbox loser is given a watch that can stop and restart all human activity. Everybody just freezes in place until he re-clicks it.

He uses it to rob a bank. But it doesn't end well for him.

I'll spare your delicate sensibilities by not telling you what use certain adolescent boys immediately thought of for such a magical watch.


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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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