Posts tagged: Slice promos
Yes, there is a reference to this. But there is no way on God's green Earth you could guess the context.
When your spouse or significant other's movie picks don't seem all that random.
In tomorrow's Slice column.
I once had an English teacher who loathed the word “nice.”
He thought it was a nothing adjective. Its blandness offended him.
But when The Slice column asked who was the nicest person around here, readers did not nominate people who lack spark. They touted individuals whose personalities are shaped in part by a desire to help others make it through the day.
You'll find one such person in Thursday's column.
If you didn't read Mad magazine as a kid.
While maintaining civility the whole time.
Coming in Friday's Slice.
Coming in Friday's Slice column.
A thoughtful reader left an online comment the other day in which he or she referred to The Slice as “One of the lamest columns in any paper across the country.”
It's always nice to have one's hard work recognized.
But I have questions.
How much time would one have to spend surveying the nation's newspapers before making such a claim in an even remotely credible way?
Let's say you chose to follow just one columnist at every paper in the country. Wouldn't that take a great deal of effort? I mean, there are a lot of papers out there. But I don't know my critic personally — he or she goes by a delightful make-believe name. So perhaps he or she does, in fact, have the time to conduct such media monitoring.
More power to 'em.
But here's my real issue. Why is The Slice just “one of” the lamest and not “THE” lamest?
Who are my rivals for this honor? I'd like to check out the competition.
I typed in a bunch of stuff readers sent me and slapped my byline on it.
Back in another century I lived in a city that is the headquarters for an express delivery service. And though I own no stock in the company or maintain any personal connection, I still pay attention to news about that business. If a headline mentions it by name, I'm all over the story.
I'm not sure why.
So I got to wondering. Do other people have similar relationships with businesses based in cities where they once lived?
.Beware of what might lurk behind that door.
Well, not this exact door.This fridge is practically empty. I'm talking about yours.
What if they refuse to get off your lawn?
A question inspired by a minor hand injury last weekend.
A woman who used to work here at the SR once complained about The Slice to a friend of mine.
“One day it's about one thing and then, the next, it's about something else.”
Recognizing that I probably would not be wounded by that critique, my friend felt free to share that with me.
Anyway, getting back to Thursday's Slice. Here's my pitch: It's about something or other.
Coming in Tuesday's Slice column.
This ad has nothing to do with it, but it is a colorful glimpse of 1952.