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The Slice: Press 1 for Brad Pitt; otherwise stay on the line

MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012

Paul Turner, Spokesman-Review columnist. (The Spokesman-Review)
Paul Turner, Spokesman-Review columnist. (The Spokesman-Review)

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Chewelah’s Carole Jones, who is old enough to collect Social Security, called her financial adviser’s office in Spokane. The man she wished to talk to is named Brad. But her mind must have been wandering in a different direction.

Because when the receptionist answered, Jones inexplicably said, “May I speak to Brad Pitt, please.”

The receptionist was kind enough to not say “You wish.” But laughter ensued.

Monday quiz: What comic book superhero was, at one point in her mercurial career, editor of a magazine aimed at modern women?

Submit the correct answer – and note how you happen to know this – and you might win a coveted reporter’s notebook. There’s no penalty for using an online search.

Slice answers: “Camp Spalding does not allow any electronic gadgetry,” wrote Karen Brady. “Even if they could have cell phones they’d have to hike to the top of the rocks to get a tiny bit of coverage. It’s great!”

Her children go every summer.

“I love getting stinky, sweaty kids back that you know have neither bathed nor brushed their teeth during their time there. All part of great summer memories.”

Carol Evans sent a brochure for Camp NEWA (Northeast Washington Junior Grange Camp), which is at Lake Thomas, northeast of Colville.

Under the “What not to be bring to camp” heading is the following entry.

“No boom boxes, no CD or tape players, iPods, mp3 players, absolutely no electronic devices including but not limited to cell phones and pagers.”

Just wondering: According to the telephone directory, there are quite a few local residents named James Brown or Jim Brown. I wonder how many are familiar with the old song “Jimmy Brown the Newsboy.”

I sell the morning papers, sir, my name is Jimmy Brown

Just saying: New golf clubs aren’t always the answer.

Today’s Slice question: How many Easter eggs were hidden so well that they are still right where the hider put them?

Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; email pault@spokesman.com. Terry Kolemaine, Gary Rust and several other readers who do not have fireplaces said their forecasts for how much firewood they would need proved to be right on target.

 
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