The Slice That Explains Bouffant Hair

THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 1995

The evidence suggests that, yes, it’s possible to have a bad hair year.

Quote of the day: “Straight men don’t talk about sex.” - Sallie Tisdale, author of “Talk Dirty to Me: An Intimate Philosophy of Sex,” in The New York Times

This just in from Bayview, Idaho: Here are Jim Campbell’s nominations for the least important news items reported every year: 1.) Crayola introduces a new color. 2.) Whatever song the Space Shuttle astronauts wake up hearing.

Slice answer: On two occasions, Dale Stegman has startled deer when he tried to clear his sinuses.

Let’s hear more from: Idahoans who like mainstream life just fine.

Unrelated stuff crammed together: Yes, it’s possible to be nostalgic about old neckties. No two households have exactly the same rules about when it’s OK to start talking to someone who is reading. The urge to put down other people’s music preferences is incredibly strong, especially among those who are friends with Kenny G fans. And you can expect those people who make a big deal about the fact they never watch the Super Bowl to start mentioning it every five minutes.

Hodgepodge for 40: Prozac was the leading vote-getter after we asked what drug should be dumped into Spokane’s water.

In another matter, a caller cautioned us against wishing for a new Washington license plate design. “We could end up with a plate that features the Space Needle,” she said.

And in the matter of people fired over the holidays, here’s our report: Yes, workers got canned around Christmas. Yes, it would appear at least a few Spokane area bosses deserve to be called nasty names. And, no, in our opinion it wouldn’t help the people who got axed to rehash the incidents here.

Today’s Slice question: Have you ever trashed someone at your workplace in front of a person you later discovered to be a, uh, special friend of the person you had ripped?


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