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The Slice archive for July 28, 2011

THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011


How do you react to campaign mail?

A) I always vote for the candidate with a dog. B) I always vote for the candidate with a smiling family. C) I always vote for the candidate surrounded by a hyper-diverse assortment of rapt admirers. D) I always vote for the candidate who served…

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The bicyclist's dilemma

Anyone riding a bike on city streets around here routinely encounters motorists inappropriately stopping and offering to yield the right of way at intersections. It seems safe to assume that the majority are just being nice. But it does present a problem. If you accept…

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Attending concerts that impaired hearing 

"In the late '80s, Dana and I attended an Oingo Boingo concert at the Union Station in Seattle," wrote my friend Vince Eberly. "It was an old train station that was made of marble. Everything bounced around so much, and even Danny Elfman, the lead…

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Everybody's heard about the bird 

"I was driving on a fairly busy street," wrote a woman who told me her name but asked that I not print it. "Two teenage girls were walking toward me on the sidewalk on my right. And just before I drove past them one of…

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The perfect equation 

It has been quite a few years since "The Wonder Years" went off the air. Oh, you can still see it in reruns on obscure cable channels or on DVD. If you want, that is. Frankly, aspects of the show have not aged all that…

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