March 7, 1998 in Features

They’d Need A Calendar To Time This

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Maybe there should be an Extremely Junior Bloomsday, too.

The participants, toddlers, would be required to do one lap around the base of the Clock Tower at Riverfront Park.

Slice answers: Kathy Vogler in Dusty, Wash., said she knows two men who own tuxedos - her husband and her doctor, and not one man who owns a missile launcher.

And a reader in Sagle, Idaho, said she works with a guy who does claim to be able to tell just by looking whether someone grew up in this area. “He says he can always spot an ‘Inbred,’ ” she said.

A list in search of a theme:

1. “Hi, welcome to Blockbuster.”

2. Remember, Channel 4 news doesn’t just offer coverage. It offers TOTAL coverage.

3. It would be terrific if some store with a bold owner borrowed the name “Try-N-Save” from that one episode of “The Simpsons.”

4. Don’t you love that delightful “get lost” vibe employees at certain establishments project when you go in half an hour before closing?

5. The tendency of some North Idaho leaders to sound like the mayor in “Jaws” when it comes to assessing environmental dangers.

All-new epilogue: Debbie Noble wondered if her 3-year-old daughter might be spending too much time listening to stories on tape.

The little girl, Jackie, was reciting “Humpty Dumpty.” Only she didn’t stop where that nursery rhyme normally concludes.

Jackie’s version ended with, “If you would like to hear it again, please turn the tape over.”

We resemble that: A friend who moved to Virginia reports that certain aspects of her new stomping grounds are “very Spokane-like.”

And we see trend potential here. From now on, whenever describing another part of the country, we’re going to do so in terms of that area’s similarity to Spokane.

Oh, wait. We already do that.

More local people we are declaring to be famous:

1. Steve Martin, the contractor.

2. Todd Woodard.

3. Libby Barnes.

4. Dale Goodwin.

5. The waitresses at Niko’s II.

6. Fuzzy Chan.

Warm-up question: What is the No. 1 favorite conversational topic of people who don’t know what they are talking about? (Our pick: serious allergies to cats and dogs.)

Today’s Slice question: Which has better geographic place names Eastern Washington or North Idaho?

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MEMO: The Slice appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098. Are you embarrassed now about having once thought “The Big Chill” was an important movie?

The Slice appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098. Are you embarrassed now about having once thought “The Big Chill” was an important movie?


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