October 24, 1995 in Features

The Slice We’ve Got The Straight Story On Those Elusive Jackalopes

By The Spokesman-Review
 

As a service to newcomers to this part of the country, we want to pass along an important tip (too late for one woman we heard about).

Jackalopes are not real.

In honor of United Nations Day: We want to know what little kid in the Inland Northwest has a name that sounds most like the name of a future U.N. secretary general.

On the other hand: A stay at a bed and breakfast can be, as Spokane’s Jo Ann Bender put it, “Refreshing and revitalizing.”

Nobody asked us: But we think “Palouse” would make a good first name for a baby.

You know, “Hey, look, it’s little Palouse Jones.”

Just wondering: Where are the most demoralizing public restrooms in the Inland Northwest?

Despite what you might have heard: There are no contest prizes for the Spokane driver who forgets to screw the gas cap back on the greatest number of times.

It’s such a special treat: When you pick up the phone, realize it’s a wrong number and the person making the call acts like YOU are the one who made the mistake.

Maybe you know: In what year did people at sports events learn not to stare right into an intrusive on-the-scene TV camera and so preserve the illusion that viewers are seeing a candid, unaffected moment in which the person being shot up close is oblivious to presence of the camera?

It didn’t work: We heard about a local woman who tried to get out of a speeding ticket by saying her dog pooped in the back seat and she was trying to get away from the smell.

Thanks: To Vern Lewis and others for noting our recent adventures in the exciting world of grammar blunders. We’ll never do it again.

Today’s Slice question: Who holds the Inland Northwest record for the shortest elapsed time between handing over the TV remote control and then requesting that the new holder of the remote check on a certain channel?

, DataTimes ILLUSTRATION: Drawing

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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