May 16, 1995 in Features

The Slice What Makes A True Skunk Problem?

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Every neighborhood can’t have the worst skunk problem around here.

There can be only one champion. But how should we determine who’s the rightful No. 1?

Beat the rush: Still plenty of choice parking spots left for the Cheney Cowles Museum’s 10th annual Artfest. That’s because the event isn’t until the first weekend in June.

Slice answers: What would a hairstyle called “The Spokane” look like? “My out of town friends call Spokane the town of women with big hair, so obviously it would be pavilion-like and definitely conservative,” wrote Bob Crouch.

Coeur d’Alene’s Elaine Carver Thie wrote: “My husband and I moved to the area last November. We were struck by the similarity of the hairstyles worn by all of the female TV news reporters in Spokane. It’s a collar-length page boy look with a perky flip of bangs on top…We named it the Spokane-do.”

One caller said “The Spokane” would describe bald guys combing over lonely strands of hair. A different reader said it would be hair in the shape of a question mark on an otherwise shaved head.

“Hat hair” said another.

Sweeping Generalizations Department: A Spokane reader complained that lawyers never return his calls. And that got us wondering. Do people in certain professions have identifiable tendencies when it comes to calling back?

Bumpy ride: Spokane’s Kim Susedik guessed that her family would fare pretty well crossing the West in a covered wagon, based on the fact that her ancestors did precisely that.

Right where he left ‘em: Lucinda Harder’s husband forgot something when the couple left Spokane and headed west. But someone in a van on I-90 pulled alongside and reminded him with a hand-written sign, “KEYS IN TRUNK.”

Warm-up questions: How would you rate this area in terms of cloudwatching? Has anyone with the last name “Valley” ever considered naming a child “Spokane”?

Today’s Slice question: Who in the Inland Northwest has to memorize the most security codes and secret passwords?

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