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The Slice

As I was saying

I should warn you. Space restrictions in print have left me with a pent-up urge to use illustrations.

So perhaps I should start trying to get that out of my system right now.

Asking readers to sing the old Hamm's beer jingle -- and listening to the results when more than 100 did just that -- was one of my favorite experiences in 19 years of writing The Slice. Do you know the tune? (Photo from Farm5.static)




This is what life was like before blogs. (


This is the "Iron Man" from 2000 in which Spokane was threatened. (



 When, as a kid, I got Art to sign a baseball for me, he took his time and checked out all the autographs that had come before his. (

Who doesn't love vintage postcards? (


I referred to this 1965 Buick ad earlier this month and one reader thought I was kidding about the "howitzer" line. (

If the Columbia Record Club calls, tell them I'm out. (

They're doing The Marmot. (

OK, let's move on. 

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The online home for Paul Turner's musings and interactions with disciples of The Slice.