May 18, 1995 in Features

The Slice Movie Inspiration Doesn’t Cut It For True Fly Fishing

By The Spokesman-Review
 

We’re sorry, we’ve tried. But it’s impossible to take seriously anyone who took up fly fishing after “A River Runs Through It.”

At least it is if the neophyte likens casting to poetry.

April Brogan’s top two reasons to visit downtown Spokane:

O’Doherty’s Irish Grille and Nordstrom.

April Brogan’s top reason to avoid going downtown: Traffic.

Way to go: If you believe that simply donning sunglasses makes you beer-commercial beautiful/ handsome, you’re doing a great job of dodging reality.

Remember: It’s time again to remind your kids about not messing with bird nests.

Slice contest: What small Inland Northwest town most reminds you of the town in the 1971 movie “The Last Picture Show”? And why?

Never would have guessed: Oroville’s Geneva Irwin wrote about how one of her cats, Taffy Toot, got its name (don’t ask). And she mentioned having 18 other felines, adding “We are cat people.”

Call (303) 694-0305: To reach the National Cattlemen’s Association and Beef Board and ask about obtaining your “Ranch starter kit.” (It’s a tiny packet of grass seed.)

For those keeping score: Not all guys think “Die Hard 2” (tonight at 8 on CBS) is a guys movie. There are a few who consider it a morons movie.

Slice summer stat: We estimate that 90 percent of those who claim that they can throw a decent knuckleball are lying.

A new slogan for Spokane: “Where there were lots of angry white men long before it was trendy.”

Warm-up questions: How can you tell the true Bob Dylan fans from the Johnny-come-lately posers? Is there anyone who still thinks hangovers are an impressive sign of living a happening life? Do people who actually own them refer to their wheels as sport-utility vehicles?

Today’s Slice question: Why will you still be here 10 years from now?

MEMO: The Slice appears Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098.

The Slice appears Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098.


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