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THURSDAY, FEB. 12, 2009

What would Darwin do? 43 

It's Charles Darwin's birthday. He's a tad older than Cindy. If he were alive today, what would he think (beyond "how do I get out of this coffin?"):Some scientists weigh in on that. Excerpt:Even though the laws governing inheritance were being worked out by Austrian...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 10, 2009

MONDAY, FEB. 9, 2009

Monday's Loose Thread 27 

So Grammy's Record of the Year goes to Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. That's quite a transformation for the former lead singer for Led Zeppelin.From "Please Read the Letter" (2007):Once I stood beside a well of many wordsMy house was full of rings andCharms and...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 6, 2009

Friday's Loose Thread 81 

"Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless." -- Bill WattersonSo what are you not doing this weekend? Anything on your mind?

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THURSDAY, FEB. 5, 2009

Thursday's Loose Thread 

Sunday is go-to-meeting day. Saturday is recreation day. Friday is the beloved end of the work week (for most). Monday is the cursed return day. Wednesday is hump day and a character on the "Addams Family." Tuesday is enshrined in song "Ruby Tuesday." And, of...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 3, 2009

MONDAY, FEB. 2, 2009

FRIDAY, JAN. 30, 2009

THURSDAY, JAN. 29, 2009

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 28, 2009

Wednesday's Loose Thread 84 

Q. Why won't Obama release his real birth certificate? A. It shows he wasn't the product of a virgin birth.Got any good political jokes? Anything else on your mind? As always, keep it clean.

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TUESDAY, JAN. 27, 2009

MONDAY, JAN. 26, 2009

FRIDAY, JAN. 23, 2009


WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21, 2009

Kennedy drops Senate bid 24 

Caroline Kennedy tells the New York governor that she won't be seeking the Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton, who, by the way, was confirmed as secretary of state.Kennedy says her uncle's decline factored into the decision. Strikes me as a decision looking for a...

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Portland is having a Spokane moment 

The Oregonian calls for Mayor Sam Adams to resign after he confesses to lying about a relationship with a teenage boy. Unlike Jim West, Adams is openly gay. The age of the boy when the affair started is a point of contention: 17 or 18?The...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 20, 2009

Tuesday's Loose Thread 105 

Almost called it Monday's Loose Thread. Four days' work in five days. Ready, set, go!(Obama citizenship comments should go in Friday's Loose Thread for continuity. Thanks)

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FRIDAY, JAN. 16, 2009

THURSDAY, JAN. 15, 2009


Thursday's Loose Thread 29 

Started working out again. How long has it been? Well, let's just say I was surprised to see that none of the women were wearing leggings and those carefully torn sweatshirts.What has you sweating today?

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Gary Crooks
Gary Crooks joined The Spokesman-Review in 1997. He is editor of the Opinion section and a member of the Editorial Board.

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