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How a few readers filled in the blank in “Will ( ) for food”:
“Eat with you at Dick’s.” - Margo Mossburg
“Fish.” - Mark Charbonneau
“Vote NO.” - Karen Carter
“Vote against initiatives.” - Dave Moore
Other answers included “fill potholes,” “ride the bus,” “vote ,” “lap dance,” “wash dishes,” “heckle Debra Wilde” and “shut up.”
Spokane is one unending episode of:
“Lifestyles of the Bored and Boring.” - Marilyn Othmer
“Lifestyles of the Apathetic and Clueless.” - Patrick Keogh
“Lifestyles of the Null and Void.” - Timothy Finneran
If TV’s “Frasier” was set in Spokane:
“Niles would wear flannel shirts and stir his coffee with his thumb.” - Fran Allen
Two more proposed high school sports mascots:
Moses Lake Tablets. - Bill Hudson
Omak Donalds. - Ray Tansy
What’s special about Diane Seleski’s best friend (who just moved to Denver): “She knows how I’m feeling by the sound of my voice. She can finish my sentences and knows exactly what I’m thinking. Most of all, she knows me better than I know myself sometimes but accepts me just the way I am, always.”
Slice answer: Our pal Jerry in Hartline said Lincoln County farmer Mitch Sorensen knows the most people on a first-name basis. “If you go anywhere public with Mitch, you always need reading material as he will invariably become engaged in lengthy conversations with a seemingly unending stream of persons.”
Lewis & Clark weren’t the last to show a flair for naming places: Dave Spilker’s two young sons, Tyler, 9, and Willy, 7, do it all the time. They call Grand Boulevard along Manito Park “Tree Tunnel Street.”
South Freya is “Yahoo Street.”
The water tower near I-90 and Argonne is “The hamburger on stilts.” And the U.S. Pavilion in Riverfront Park is “The invisible volcano.”
Warm-up question: Did a squirrel watch you plant those flower bulbs?
Today’s Slice question: A sport-utility vehicle designed specifically for Inland Northwest lifestyles and sensibilities would be called what?
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