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The Slice archive for Jan. 1, 2012

THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2012




To avoid a state of confusion

I'm glad The New York Times special coverage of that avalanche took pains to note that it took place in Washington "State". Otherwise, I'll bet people might have suspected it all took place in the Georgetown district of D.C. www.nytimes.com

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 26, 2012








Boxing Day, 1995

Today's Slice question: If we just went ahead and divided the entire Inland Northwest into two huge "Smoking" and "Non-Smoking" sections, how would you draw the geographic lines?

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TUESDAY, DEC. 25, 2012

MONDAY, DEC. 24, 2012

Next year's movie anniversaries include

"Local Hero," from 1983. It's probably not fair to judge from just a preview. But does anyone else suspect the new Matt Damon flick is a "Local Hero" rip-off? www.scotlandinfo.eu From 1973, there's "American Graffiti." "...and a pint of Old Harper's." www.sterow.com And from 1993,…

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The timing of greetings

It's really no big deal to wish someone a "Merry Christmas" and then see that person the next day and repeat the process. It's almost inevitable. You can't always know someone's work schedule or whether you will see that individual at some subsequent social occasion.…

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