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The Slice archive for Jan. 1, 2012

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012

True or false 

As we approach the Winter Solstice, some people will no longer be constrained by gravity and you have to reach up and grab them.

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How could you go wrong?

If it's advertised in a 1960s comic book, it has to be good -- right? And if you are going to spend a whole dollar, why, you're practically assured of top quality. "Are you wearing a Go Go Tail or is there a woodland…

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TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012

A bride for Big Jim

"Our second son, Matty, didn't have a G.I. Joe, but he did have a Big Jim," wrote Judy McKeehan. "Big Jim had a big plastic Jeep. Matty decided that Big Jim needed a wife, so he asked for a Barbie for his birthday." Matty had…

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Christmas cards from near and nearer 

My wife and I received a family-photo Christmas card from the young couple across the street. We like them and hope they will stay in the neighborhood for many years. It's my fantasy that their older child, a preschool boy named Franklin, will eventually refer…

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MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012

At the post office this afternoon 

When the line at the post office seems a bit like the Nile River, people tend to critique those who finally make it up to the service counter. Are they going about their business in a quick, efficient manner? Do they show signs of having…

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Ever build civilian airplane models? I never did. I built military planes. But perhaps that was simply a failure of imagination. After all, the movies offer plenty of entertaining scenarios for civilian aircraft. What child would not have enjoyed playing "Flight attendant Jacqueline Bisset is pregnant with Dean Martin's…

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