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The Slice archive for July 15, 2011

FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011



Something that always cracks me up 

Once in a while, some nice person will call me and say something like this. "I was wondering if, in your column tomorrow, you could..." Well, no, I couldn't. Because of the features section's production schedule, I write The Slice several days in advance. For…

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At the risk of painting with a broad brush 

I'm tempted to suggest that the free spirits you see riding bikes on sidewalks downtown, in clear violation of a civic ordinance, are the biggest bunch of strung-out, unwashed losers this side of cop cars' back seats. The fact that they never wear helmets is…

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Who was your favorite FNL character?

The pensive young man below might make my Top 5. But the real reasons I'm using his picture are: 1. I have been waiting for someone to note my seemingly gratuitous use of pictures of fetching females. And this could be seen as an equal-space…

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Some of my readers have book learnin' 

Here's a note from Monique Lillard, who teaches at the University of Idaho. She now has my permission to write to me anytime she wants. "Your column reminded me of the Iliad, where Homer describes all the towns that sent warriors, and has a line…

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If we can put a man on the moon... 

Some of us like to launch self-improvement regimens on significant dates. And one of the classics is coming right up. The anniversary of the first moon landing in 1969 is this Wednesday. And what better day to begin your drive to lose 10 pounds, stand…

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