Here are a few more Thanksgiving dinner tips, these from first graders and second graders at Spokane’s Willard Elementary School. “Buy a tercky.”
“Cut the feathers off.”
“Cook it foor 3 das.”
“Take the blood off it.”
Thanks to teacher Karrie Brown.
Reader challenge: Use a pie chart to explain life in Spokane.
Next case: Seeing the story about Spokane District Court Judge Richard J. Richard’s plans to retire reminded us of the time we appeared before his honor.
It was maybe seven or eight years ago. Full of righteous indignation, we had gone to court to challenge a parking ticket. (The memory of that particular time-management decision now makes us smile.) Judge Richard was more than fair. He dismissed the ticket.
But what seemed impressive about him was his ability to listen with a straight face to defendants who, it seemed, clearly were lying.
So, speaking for those who were telling the truth that day, here’s a thank-you to the judge for not allowing himself to become jaded.
Local band names we’d like to see: Retentives, White Meat, Spudbrain, Valley High, Metal Water, Talent-Free Block, Boomers Die, Swimsuit Issue, Apple Mags, North-South Freeway, Manitohead, Second Hand Youth, South Hill Stumpy, Norse by Northwest, PackaCamels, Mall Puppies, Headache Falls, Clock Towers, The Slabs, Washed Hands, Scare Adults, Licked Lentils, Good Clean Fun, Bus Plaza Cosmos, Glove Compartment Guns, Pot Luck, Naysayers, Lilac Stain, Flotsam Lake and Monte Rock III.
Apologies to any bands actually using one of those names already.
Here’s what you’d find in C.J. Boulton’s Holiday Office Party Survival Kit: ear plugs, stress tabs, a list of “101 excuses why I must leave early,” and lots of Advil.
The mother of all changes in the cable lineup: Fans of Mother Angelica, the occasionally thought-provoking and sometimes caustic nun, aren’t going to like TCI Spokane’s plan to dump EWTN.
Warm-up question: If area high schools placed ads similar to the eye-catching “Look Who’s an SFCC/SCC Graduate” series, which school could present the most surprising lineup?
Today’s Slice question: If Spokane went in for surgery, what specific operation would do it the most good?
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