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The Slice: We could do without the shock

Sun., Oct. 18, 2009

Maybe static electricity is nature’s way of making us feel like lab rats.

Let’s move on.

Slice answers: “I was driving east on I-90 and the person driving the car next to me was holding a goat in his lap,” wrote Sue Chapin.

Maybe the GPS was out and the goat was the one who knew the way.

Bill Miner saw a woman driving and talking on the phone with a rabbit on her lap.

Sunday quiz: What big deal entertainer performed locally on Oct. 20, 2007?

I’ll send a coveted reporter’s notebook or S-R coffee mug to at least two readers submitting the correct answer.

Slice answer: When Cynthia Laird’s son was 4, he had a run-in with a cactus at his grandparents’ home. Thereafter he referred to those prickly plants as “attacktus.”

Reader challenge: Which of the following are real winter tires? (Answers down below my contact info.)

A) X-Ice Xi2. B) Road Ripper RT. C) Graspic DS2. D) Snow Marmot FU. E) Blizzak DM-Z3. F) Magitrak 90. G) Wintercat XT. H) SUV Golf Shoe 123.

Today’s list: Strombecker slot car sets, Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, Aurora vs. Revell, Marvel vs. DC, madras vs. paisley, and the Mattel Thingmaker.

Questions from Slice readers John and Marilyn Mraz: “When was the last time you cleaned under/behind your washer and dryer? And what did you spill/lose, et cetera that prompted you to move them?”

Headline of the week: “Dayton youth wins heifer contest.”

That was in a Wyoming newspaper. Let’s hope the 14-year-old girl in question didn’t then hear a lot of mooing at school.

Nobody asked me, but: Doug Wester has one of my favorite names in Spokane.

Today’s Slice question: What other cities have you visited that have downtown skywalks?

Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098; e-mail A, C, E and G are real tires.

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