March 15, 1996 in Features

The Slice If You Like Fries With Ketchup, You May Have Other Fish To Fry

By The Spokesman-Review

When Frank Sullivan moved to Spokane from Cincinnati seven years ago, he discovered that people here dipped their fries in tartar sauce.

He found this practice abhorrent.

Then he tried it. Now he’s hooked.

But he wonders if Spokane is the only place where people do this.

Potato nation: LaCrosse’s Joshua Chastain, 9, heard that someone running for president had proposed building a wall around the United States. And he didn’t like the idea one bit, especially since it would mean his family couldn’t go to Idaho anymore.

If you are trying to blend in with the locals: Just getting a Washington or Idaho license plate isn’t enough. You need to replace your old license frame, too. Or at least that’s the advice of a reader who sent us a list she has compiled of California car dealerships named on frames surrounding Northwest plates.

Two things women buy way more of than men: Stuffed animals and greeting cards. - American Demographics magazine.

Draw your own conclusions.

Following up: A guy who said he was the Marty that Jennifer was trying to track down (re: Saturday’s Slice) called. We passed his number along to Jennifer. The matter is now officially out of our hands.

Great moments in advertising: Not long ago, billboards for the Metropolitan Toronto Zoo featured the mesmerizing face of an adult tiger and the words “Here, human human human.”

Honesty in downtown Spokane: A reader named John saw something amazing. A guy put 50 cents in a Swell Paper vending box and removed a copy of the product. He closed the box. Then he inserted more coins and took a second copy.

A survey that’s not about politics: A French magazine poll noted by USA Today indicated many women equate short men with robust virility.

Slice answer: The first answer on our phonemail after we asked how life would be different in Washington if the dry side called the shots was two words long. “Scary thought.”

Warm-up question: What’s the best way to deal with someone who, after one drink, starts doing a Maurice Chevalier impression?

Today’s Slice question: Who is the smartest person in the Spokane area?

, DataTimes ILLUSTRATION: Drawing

MEMO: The Slice appears Monday, Tuesday, Friday 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, Friday 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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