The Slice archive for Jan. 2014

FRIDAY, JAN. 31, 2014



Scary Women Dept. 

If you heard someone refer to the Spokane TV news reporter who looks like a "crazy-eyed ex-wife," would you know who the speaker was talking about?

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THURSDAY, JAN. 30, 2014



Life with LinkedIn 

The online business-contacts network regularly sends me reminders to congratulate people on their start-date anniversaries here at the SR. One problem. Some of the people named left the paper years ago, and not always in the happiest circumstances.

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Worst time to go grocery shopping? 

You know, between now and Sunday afternoon. Anytime Saturday has the potential to be a melee. But perhaps Sunday morning could be even worse. Which means today and Friday might be the time to head to the store. Of course, if everyone has that idea......

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The No. 1 song 30 years ago 

www.musicstack.com I liked this song well enough the first trillion times I heard it. After that, I was ready to hear Van Halen's "Jump" (the song that eventually replaced it as No. 1) a time or two.

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The makings of a moron

And other uplifting themes...here is the Slice column that appeared on Jan. 30, 1998. http://www.spokesman.com/stories/1998/jan/30/sorry-the-judges-have-ruled-that-cynicalest-is/

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29, 2014


This date in "Twilight Zone" history

An episode called "The Fever" first aired on Jan. 29, 1960. Grumpy old guy's wife wins a trip to Las Vegas. Begrudgingly, he accompanies her. But then he starts playing the slots. And well, you know what they say. What happens in Las Vegas stays...

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"Spokane Nice"  

How do you react when you encounter that expression? A) I know it's a put-down. I know that it suggests phony, surface-level friendliness that covers up deep suspicion and mistrust, but I just don't think it is especially true here. B) I think the speaker...

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