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The Slice archive for July 2011

TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2011

One of the most Spokaney movies ever 

No one would argue that 1963's "A Gathering of Eagles" was a good movie. But I've talked to old Air Force guys about it. And some allow that its depiction of the pressure to perform in the Cold War-era Strategic Air Command wasn't altogether ludicrous.…

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Don't think he was talking about the NYT 

Overheard in the little coffee shop inside the STA Plaza. Customer: "How much is the newspaper?" Young woman behind the counter: "It depends on which one you're getting." Customer: "Today's." It's 75 cents. Our price. Cheap. If I'd had my wits about me, I would…

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MONDAY, JULY 18, 2011

Pros/cons of license-spotting in Spokane 

Summer is license plate-spotting season -- at least for those of us who were or still are geography nerds. As Spokane is in a pretty remote location, we are not inundated with steady streams of license plates from all over. That could be viewed as…

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You might want to sit down for this

Oh, OK. You already are sitting. Well, here's the thing. I'm not quite sure how to put this. But apparently some advertising stretched the truth a bit. I know. Shocking. My dad had a Corvair. And though it was kind of fun and all, rapid…

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SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2011



SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2011



Don't forget the life jackets 

Maybe it's a quirk of the Saturday morning route I take when riding my bike up to get a haircut near North Central High School. But it sure seems like there are a lot of boats for sale. Nothing strange about that, really. Maybe the…

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