Speaking of cold…we’ve got this dream of marketing an ice cream flavor called Grizzly Beary.
But we’re not sure about the ingredients. Huckleberries ‘n’ campers? Chocolate and whiskey? Obviously, we need help. So we’ll send a Slice T-shirt to the reader submitting the best recipe by Feb. 23.
Slice answers: The sound of trains on the move is Spokane’s quintessential background noise, said Judy Burgad, who also mentioned small planes and sprinklers.
Sheryl DuHaime nominated “The sound of boom-boom stereos that you hear after the car is six blocks down the street.”
And, of course, several readers suggested “Screeching tires.”
Businesses predicted to be big by the year 2000 included Craven’s Coffee, Enstruct, Pizza Pipeline, Ray’s video and computers, Sparky’s subs and the climbing facility being set up in the old Spokane armory.
What do men talk about only with other men? Answers, almost all provided by women, ranged from “It must be feelings, because they sure as heck don’t talk about them with women” to “Nothing - men don’t talk about anything at all.”
And in the matter of whether you can judge a person by his or her shoes, Ken Froewiss faxed “For what I spend on shoes, I could only hope so!”
Close enough for government work: A little girl in the middle of a medical appointment started talking about how her father is the president of a local company, “Just like that President Clinkdon.”
Kids’ questions: “Mama, are we live or are we on video?” “How does the big bathroom door get through my little eye?” “If there was a big bang, what was the big bang in?” - from “The Philosophy of Childhood,” by Gareth B. Matthews
Just wondering: Do underwire bras ever set off metal detectors?
Today’s Slice question: Who has the Spokane area’s most frequently messed up mailing address?
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