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The Slice archive for June 6, 2011

MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011

Hunting, fishing and fleeing diversity 

Before my junior year of high school in Vermont, I spent part of the summer out in California with my older sister and her horse's ass husband. They lived in the other Inland Empire. One day, when my brother-in-law had something to do at UCLA,...

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Sex in pop songs isn't new

When I was a little kid, I spent a lot of time listening to Top 40 songs on my transistor radio. One thing I learned, thanks in part to a singer named Lou Christie, was that when I grew up to be a teenager I...

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What moviegoers could handle in 1962

So those who know say war is actually more "Saving Private Ryan" horrific than combat depicted in "The Longest Day." The truth can be upsetting. And "The Longest Day" has a lot of company when it comes to sanitizing brutality.

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Speaking of baseball cards

A former SR colleague, a guy named Ken Sands, used to have a mint collection of Seattle Pilots cards. He showed them to me once. I wonder if he still has them. I think he had a complete set of their second season, too. Of...

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