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Does everyone in Spokane…

…who works at a good sized business have one co-worker who sounds like a Julia Sweeney character?

I'm not necessarily thinking of Pat.

It could be, for instance, the voice of the nutcake she played in “Frasier.” 

Are there those in the EWU community…

…who are not thrilled about Eastern's rise to prominence in FCS football?

Human nature vs. cherished sports myths

We all know what it takes to be a good team guy.

But does the backup quarterback really want the starter to succeed at the beginning of the season?

Which bugs you more?

When characters in TV shows/movies drive for geologic periods of time without glancing at the road ahead or when they make plans to meet someone but leave out all sorts of necessary information such as the exact time and place?

Does it make you a bad person?

If nothing about county fairs interests you?

Just wondering

Ever been watching sports on TV and seen a competitor go down with an injury and legitimately been able to say to yourself, “I know exactly how that feels”?

Questions you can’t really ask at work

“How much repressed sexual tension do you think there is here?”

“Is that guy who rides his bike to work aware that he smells like he has been exercising?”

Just wondering

Are there any situations where flipping off another driver in traffic is not just pointless, immature, low-class, potentially road-rage inciting and possibly a gross misinterpretation of events but is, in fact, a socially corrective expression of mild frontier justice saying “I clearly saw what you did and here is what I think of the choice you made”? 

The key to a successful handshake

Most of us know how to do it when the other person is also an adult.

You know, firm but not too firm. One pump and you're out. Et cetera.

But what if the person wanting to shake with you is about four years old and has tiny hands?

Do you envelop the child's whole hand? Do you extend a couple of fingers for the youth to grasp? Switch to a fist-bump?

Just wondering

In your opinion, what was the biggest difference between TV's “Cheers” and most real bars?

Just wondering

When you were school age, did you ever have a year where you changed a lot between the end of classes in the spring and the start of the next grade in September?

Just wondering

How many pet owners use the verb “slop” when referring to taking care of their animals? 

Just wondering

When you are setting up a first face-to-face meeting with someone at a public place, how do describe the way you look?

Just wondering

If you were out choppin' cotton on this date, what, in all likelihood, would your brother be doing?

Which proves you are a Communist?

Caring about the Tour de France bike race?

Or caring about the World Cup soccer tournament?

Just wondering

Have you ever driven a car faster than 100 miles per hour?

True or False

This man was the mayor of Spokane.

Two questions

1. Can you name the movie in which Rosie O'Donnell plays the features editor at the newspaper where reporter Meg Ryan works?

2. If you had ever encountered Peggy Lipton, what would you have said to her?

A) “You were not the major problem with 'The Mod Squad.'” B) “Did you know 'Twin Peaks' would be a hit?” C) “Where did you stay when you were up in Northeast Washington for filming of 'The Postman'?” D) Other. 

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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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