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In the wake of the news

So how many other Spokane cyclists are carrying shotguns?

Just wondering

What's the No. 1 sign that an office chair is worn out and needs to be replaced?

True or false

College students who have part-time jobs are more successful socially because others view them as having a little grit and substance and they also have that whole working-class hero thing going for them.

Just wondering

Ever make a point of shaking the hand of someone that you know badmouths you behind your back but is way too much of a coward to say anything to your face?

Just wondering

Have you seen any wasps yet?

Does it make you 10% better-looking?

To have a little redness in your face from being out in the sun over the weekend.

A) Yes. But maybe just 5%. B) I'm not 16. My mind doesn't work that way. C) I am not white so this isn't really applicable to me. D) Yes. It makes me look young and vital. E) Who cares? F) I've noticed that it makes co-workers want to kiss me. G) A certain kind of smile is what makes a person better-looking. H) Other.

If you don’t need a secret guns cache…

…what DO you need to hide behind a wall in your dwelling?

Just wondering

Ever been helping an older relative or friend try to figure out a convoluted phone menu or clear-as-mud website and found yourself thinking, “You know, these people have clearly made the decision that the elderly can just go to hell”?

Just wondering

If you have your car worked on at a service department that's part of the dealership where you purchased your vehicle, there is a chance you will be offered your choice of shiny, new loaner cars for the day.

So here's the question.

Do you (or would you) choose a model similar to what you drive every day or would you select a vehicle that's nothing like your own car?

How to make some people very angry

It's easy, really. Just ask this question.

Are the people who think guns are great in every situation the same folks who believe there is a military solution to every foreign policy question?

What kind of editor could you be?

A) Opinion pages. B) Books. C) Hunting and fishing. D) Entertainment. E) Religion. F) Crime news. G) Online. H) Sports. I) World/national news. J) Science/technology. K) Food. L) Marijuana. M) Other.

If you were a Spokane police officer…

…and you were going to have car sex with a married woman you met at church, what store's parking lot would you choose?

Did it damage your relationship…

…when you asked a relative to stop forwarding you ludicrous political emails?

Just wondering

If you assume that Mariners caps are the most prevalent, what major league baseball team would you guess is the second most-often reflected on caps worn by people in the Spokane area?

Your neighbors’ religious affiliations

Do you know? Do you care?

When I was a kid, I could have told you pretty much where everyone on our block went to church. If, that is, they went to church at all.

It was not a big deal. But I knew.

Now? No idea, really.

Just wondering

Does your business have a mission statement? If it does, do you know what it says?

Just wondering

How many people have started recording “The Tonight Show” and watching it the next day since Jimmy Fallon became the host?

What song would you sing…

…to entitle you have a dollar with your name written on it stapled to a wall inside O'Doherty's?

Just wondering

If you had to guess, what would you say is the No. 1 reason some people around here do not clear their sidewalks after a significant snowfall?

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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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