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The Slice: What a nice present: aging in high-definition!

I’m just wondering. How many people around here besides me have their birthday on the date when the conversion to digital television takes place next year?

The Slice: Arrrrr you ready to start a tradition?

The arrival of Talk Like a Pirate Day has me thinking of proposing Talk Like an Inland Northwesterner Day. What would it take for that to catch on?

The Slice: Based on looks, she’s qualified to be a V.P. candidate

Here’s a chance for you to agree or disagree. Liz Pfiffner passed along a photo of her Meadow Ridge Elementary colleague Tami Pivonka. Apparently there are those at the Mead …

The Slice: Survey: Sweeter treats, no tricks

Trick-or-treaters responding to The Slice’s Halloween poll say they want to be given high-quality chocolate candies in generous quantities. So plan your shopping next month accordingly.

The Slice: It’s called dressing for depress

I’ve figured out why many people around here don’t like to get dressed up. It’s because, for more than a few of us, donning our best clothes often leads to …

The Slice: So, would you want an apple for a treat?

What do Spokane-area children really want from Halloween? I’m asking.

The Slice: Curb your parking enthusiasm

Let’s start with a discussion of off-roading. Slice reader Danielle James didn’t grow up here. So she’s curious about the popular practice of parking cars with two wheels up on …

The Slice: Why wouldn’t you want a goldfish in a plastic bag?

Let’s start with a multiple-choice question. Why are you planning/not planning to go to the fair?

The Slice: Maybe granny’s micro-mini left major imprint

Here are five possible reasons that have nothing to do with being hard-core religious that explain why a high school girl might dress modestly in 2008. 1. Parents have yet …

The Slice: Follow signs to a dim-witted electorate

There are those who contend that campaign signs are an eyesore and a waste of time and materials. But in a way, they do perform a public service.

The Slice: Back to school? Let’s kick it off with a quiz

In the spirit of a back-to-class pop quiz, let’s start with a reader challenge. OK, close your books.

The Slice: Nice to see you again, September

Let’s start with some quick Q and A about the golden oldie, “See You in September.” Q: Re: that opening line, “I’ll be alone each and every night” – was …

The Slice: Talk about a wild birthday bash

Gladys Griffith’s great-grandson, Caden, asked his mother if he could have a piranha at his birthday party. She asked him why. “So I can hit it,” the 5-year-old explained.

The Slice: Long as it’s gone by morning

A debate rages. Some say the best way to get rid of stuff in Spokane is to put it out by the curb with a “FREE” sign.

The Slice: How’d you do this summer?

People around here wait and wait for summer. Finally, it arrives.

The Slice: President Bigfoot? Has a nice ring to it

Just wondering. Will there ever be a president of the United States who comes from the Northwest?

The Slice: Geographically speaking, she’s fairly close

Sometimes it’s all a matter of perspective. Kay Connors and her husband were recently at a family reunion in New Mexico. “I ran into a woman in the hotel who, …

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If you didn’t attend a gathering of your extended family this summer, you might not be up to date on what your clan’s elders think is wrong with society. But …

The Slice: Hide your clothes, your boots and your motorcycle

I was thinking about how I miss the Lyons Avenue Cinema on the North Side. It wasn’t really anything special, I guess. Just another something-plex that closed years ago. But …

The Slice: Never miss a story, or a chance to be condescending

Today I’m providing my readers with 360 Team Coverage. OK, not really. It’s only me. I just wanted to say that.

The Slice: Quizzical furballs have crazy queries

It’s time for another installment of Furry Talk, the interactive pets column that answers questions from Spokane-area dogs and cats. As always, you wouldn’t believe the letters that arrive from …

The Slice: There’s a reason why it’s known as a six-pack

You might have heard about this. According to a survey of 88 U.S. markets, Spokane ranks third highest in its percentage (8.8) of adults who drink beer at least six …

The Slice: Hearing it worse than seeing it

Let’s start with a high-five. 1. After The Slice asked about a dress code for Spokane, a note arrived from a reader who said she would ban flip-flops. She hates …

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As far as we know, George Washington did not father any children. But what if he had? What sort of lives would they have led? I’ll go first.

The Slice: Tar Heels’ visit may include WCC dissing

When I see cars with out-of-state license plates parked in front of Spokane homes at this time of year, I like to picture family reunions taking place inside. Here’s what …

The Slice: Like Elvis, they’ve left the building

You are about to see 15 names. Six are characters Elvis played in movies. The others are people who once worked at The Spokesman-Review. Which are which?

The Slice: Last chance before school to go on the lam

Apparently not everyone got the memo. So I’ll go over this one more time.

The Slice: She thinks it’s all just a pile of bologna

Perhaps you have noticed. Husbands and wives don’t always see eye-to-eye.

The Slice: At the lake, they’d be disqualified

You know you are getting old when you find yourself wondering if the swimsuits worn by Olympic divers would get them kicked off a public beach. Let’s move on.

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Here are a dozen rules of conduct for family reunions. 1. Don’t punch anyone.