Posts tagged: Slice history
Today's Slice question: Which movie title best reflects your experience in the Inland Northwest?
A) “The Best Years of Our Lives.” B) “Kitten With a Whip.” C) “Son of Flubber.” D) “Sometimes a Great Notion.” E) “The Great Escape.” F) The Good the Bad and the Ugly.” G) “Dazed and Confused.”
Jackson Shumaker isn't the sort of kid who is content to just stand back and watch the world pass by.
If he sees a problem, he's right there with a solution.
So after watching a lot of leaves fall from a big maple in his family's yard, the Spokane 3-year-old offered a suggestion: “I think we should give that tree some water.”
Like all school bus drivers, Cheney's Rene Penna hears things.
For instance, she recently got to listen in as a kindergarten student named Tamarah Bunt recited a familiar rhyme.
Well, most of it was familiar.
Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet
Eating her curds and whales
Warm-up question: Did people ever greet one another by saying “Hee-haw,” or is that just something they do in “It's a Wonderful Life”?
You're no longer rockin' if:
1. When you get home from work, you immediately change into the clothes you wear to bed.
2. You've turned into one of these people who comment on the appearance of everyone on TV.
B. Moser wishes the “Please do not shave in hot tub” sign at her health club were not necessary.
This kid knows his pennies: “On our family vacation to Washington, D.C., a few weeks ago, we were standing at the Washington Monument looking across the reflecting pool at the Lincoln Memorial,” wrote Cindy Ecklund. “My husband asked our kids (Jacob, 7, Nicole, 5, and Claire, 2) if they knew what building that was.”
Jacob answered: “It's tails.”
Slice answer: “When my husband met my grandmother on Thanksgiving, he helped with the dishes and she said he could stay.” — LaDawn Heywood, Deer Park
Today's Slice question: Could you sum up in one sentence what makes your best friend special?
Today's Slice question: What's the secret to hiring people from out of state who will not decide after a few weeks that they hate it here?
One of the more entertaining Inland Northwest brands of one-upmanship to overhear is two people competing to see whose home is more remote.
Today's Slice question: If you sold Spokane door-to-door, how would you describe your product?
There was trouble in Bonners Ferry.
Kelley Standal, 12, tried to convince her little brother that dinosaurs did not exist at the same time as cavemen.
But 7-year-old James Standal wasn't buying it. And to make his case, he cited what he regarded as an irrefutable authority, “The Flintstones.”
“Don't you get it, Kelley?” he blurted. “Fred took Dino for a walk!”
There's still time to get it fixed in your mind.
Remember, when driving over smashed pumpkins, turn into the skid.
Gone but not forgotten: We heard about a second-grader named Tom who told his teacher that he wanted to turn into a dinosaur and stomp all over the school.
This alarmed the teacher. She informed Tom's mother that the boy needed counseling. But when his mom talked to him, Tom didn't understand the fuss. “I was just being like 'Calvin & Hobbes,'” he said.
Five ways you don't want to be described: socially ambitious, incapable of sincerity, startlingly unknowing, influenced by campaign signs, compost scented.
Today's Slice question: Are there enough seats in the Spokane Arena to hold everyone in the area who will be driving drunk tonight?
Today's Slice question: If there were an official “Inland Northwest Weekend Breakfast-Fixing Uniform,” what articles of clothing would it include?”
Not even close: A senior criminal justice major at WSU was in a class taking notes on a lecture about specific acts of juvenile delinquency. And when she glanced at a friend's notes, she saw that her friend thought the instructor had said “foreign occasion” instead of “fornication.”
Today's Slice question (fill in the blank): The Inland Northwest is America's (your answer here) mecca.