Do me a favor.
If you ever ask me what I thought of a certain movie or TV show, be sure to specify. Was this something I might have watched on a Friday night?
If so, there’s a good chance my answer will be somewhat equivocal. You see, one feature of my Friday night viewing pattern is that I tend to fall asleep before the conclusion of the show. That makes it hard to offer an informed opinion.
“Um, I really wasn’t sure what to make of the ending.”
Yes, I know this admission really makes me sound like a happening man-about-town. Fortunately, I live in a city where there is a real-life tolerance for not being cool all the time.
Let’s hear it for Spokane.
Admittedly, though, nodding off makes me a less than ideal viewing companion. But I’m told I have redeeming qualities.
A few years ago, I wrote about people who build up sleep deficits over the course of the work week and then experience a Friday night swoon. Well, that’s me.
So I have to be ready.
“What did you think of ‘Rochelle, Rochelle’?”
“Well, I liked the way it started.”
Or … “Did you finally get around to watching ‘Prognosis Negative’?”
Asked and answered: I asked a reader who works in law enforcement in Spokane to explain the law as it pertains to dogs riding in the backs of pickups.
His answer: “Dogs have to be secured in the bed of the truck.”
It would appear that this isn’t an enforcement priority.
Warm-up question: Why are people who mock the idea of being concerned about pets seemingly incapable of grasping that caring about voiceless animals is not synonymous with having no regard for at-risk children or other vulnerable members of society? Whether it’s in response to public outcry about a high-profile cruelty case or in reaction to discussion of spending a few bucks on people-caused animal control problems, these folks seem mystified that some of us don’t want dogs and cats treated like garbage.
Today’s Slice question: Do the Steam Plant smokestacks remind you of rugby goal posts?
sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.