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The Slice: Mondays really aren’t all that bad

Mon., Oct. 13, 2008, midnight

Let’s start with a quick quiz.

Identify the following.

A) “Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day.”

B) “Uh oh. Looks like someone’s got a case of the Mondays.”

C) Rick Monday.

D) Meatloaf.

Find the answers down below The Slice’s contact information.

Obscure Spokane connections: A sharp-eyed reader noted that there’s a scene in which Patrice Munsel’s name appears on a marquee in the original “Ocean’s 11.”

You know, the one with Frank Sinatra.

Since you’re getting up, would you please get me … : “My oldest daughter, who is rather challenged from a culinary standpoint, has asked me several times to fix her an omelette … with toast,” wrote Curt Olsen. “Not exactly something easily whipped up during a typical commercial break.”

Speaking of TV and snacks: The Slice knows a woman who volunteered that she has eaten a lot of food over the years while watching reruns of “The Big Valley.” She noted that, as admissions go, this isn’t quite as elegant as her own mother’s habit of hearing a certain big band tune and saying, “I danced a million miles to that song.”

What’s your equivalent?

Still speaking of TV: If you have a billiard table, you can try to re-enact the “Twilight Zone” episode “A Game of Pool,” starring Jack Klugman and Jonathan Winters, which first aired on this date in 1961.

Another reader-favorite movie scene involving a newspaper: In Mel Brooks’ “High Anxiety,” a hotel staffer who has been harassed about getting a newspaper for a guest finally delivers it to him while he’s in the shower. It’s a “Psycho” spoof.

“Here’s your newspaper!”

But instead of blood swirling down the drain, it’s ink.

Don’t forget: The deadline for The Slice’s Jack-o’-lantern Photo Contest is Oct. 27.

Thanks to all who forwarded me that photo bouncing around the Internet of the beered-up pumpkin throwing up.

Reader challenge: Seamlessly replace one of the fluoridation references in the movie “Dr. Strangelove” with an allusion to flu shots.

There might be a coveted reporter’s notebook waiting for one lucky reader.

I’ll go first.

General Ripper: Have you ever seen a Commie get a flu shot?

Today’s Slice question: What do you like/dislike about living in the Pacific time zone?

Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098; e-mail pault@spokesman.com. A is a song lyric by The Mamas and the Papas. B is a line from the movie “Office Space.” C is the name of a retired baseball player. D is one of the things you can have for lunch every Monday at the Metro Cafe in downtown Spokane.

 
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