Posts tagged: The Wednesday Slice question
What happened to the B-52's tail as the early models designed for high-altitude flight gave way to later versions?
How would someone trying to sell this house describe it?
It couldn't happen in 2014. But if you looked up as a B-17, B-24, B-25, B-29, B-36, B-47, B-52 and B-58 flew low over Spokane, could you identify each plane?
How do you feel about the name of the street or road where you live?
When you are thinking of hosting a party, what's usually the thing that keeps you from going ahead and doing it?
How do you react to people referring to the Seattle area as “the coast”?
A) I believe they should be quietly shunned. B) I believe they should be vigorously hounded from our midst. C) I don't have a problem with it. D) I feel sorry for them because it's such a silly affectation. E) I ask them if they have ever seen a map of Washington. F) A case could be made for saying that. G) Other.
What goes through your mind when you see a cluster of front-yard campaign signs for political candidates you would never support?
A) God, I would hate the people who live there. B) Whatever. C) If I say that I would like to call in an air-strike on that house then I am simply part of the problem. D) How dare those people have their own views. E) They have an absolute right to be idiots. F) Go in peace, to love and serve the lord. G) Other.
Considering all the varieties of American families in 2014, it seems fair to ask. Who around here will be attending the greatest number of family reunions this summer?
Ever see a TV commercial so forehead-slappingly offputting that you were actually disappointed that you don't use the product or eat that brand of fast-food, thus depriving you of the pleasure of launching a one-person boycott at that very moment?
If you were around for the 1970s, do you remember how talking about stereo systems could almost be like communicating in a second language?
Ever have a summer job when you were young that made you think maybe you should be trying harder in school?
This one is for those who didn't grow up in Spokane or anywhere near here.
You know how many people in our area seem to think nothing of driving over to Seattle? Well, if you applied that one-way distance to potential trips in more densely populated parts of the country (the place where you grew up, perhaps), where could you have gone?
I'll go first. If you started in the New England town where I went to high school, a drive of that length could have gotten you way past Boston, Hartford or Montreal. Or past Portland, Maine. Or past Providence, R.I. Or Manchester, New Hampshire. And almost to New York City. (Past it, if we use the Coeur d'Alene to Seattle distance.)
Do you have any idea how your neighbors make a living?
Do all apple trees do it, or is just the one in my backyard that waits and waits for all the other blooming trees to do their vernal thing — as if saying “All right, show me what you've got” — before putting on a white springtime show?
Considering the elevation of where you live…If floodwaters threatened your home, how bad would this natural disaster be for others in our area?
What were the consequences when, as a kid, you first dropped an F bomb in the presence of a parent or guardian?
How often do you come home from the grocery with something you didn't intend to buy because, when picking up two of something, you failed to confirm that the can behind or the package beneath the item you did mean to select was not the same item?
What, if anything, would you change about the way the Spokane news media (SR included) cover crime?
Yesterday afternoon, a gull screeched while gliding over a South Hill parking lot.
A little boy, maybe 4 years old, said “Look Dad, an eagle.”
OK, he's just a little guy. No harm done. But it made me wonder.
Considering that we live here in “Near Nature” country and so many among us enjoy camping, hiking and what not, do you think kids here know a bit more about wildlife than typical American children?