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The Slice archive for Oct. 2012

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012

Spokane's top seated-position hobby? 

A) Speeding in residential areas. B) Angry typing. C) Talking loudly in movie theaters. D) Complaining about the entree. E) Bouncing grandchildren on knee. F) Reading in the employee restroom. G) Creating exclamation points. H) Considering getting up. I) Other.

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Walked over to Riverfront Park to purchase my Ice Palace season pass and go for a quick skate. There were about 15,000 kids there, give or take a few. Think squealing, laughing and kid-voice chortles. Did I mention squealing? I'm always pleased to see the…

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Guy No. 1: "Sometimes they go on a zombie run." Guy No. 2: "What's a zombie run?" Guy No. 1: "Dress like a zombie and run."

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A job I am glad I do not have

A friend who is the Public Editor at a large newspaper far from here told me that almost 200 subscribers decided to cancel their subscriptions after his paper's presidential endorsement appeared. I think he spent time on the phone with a lot of them. What…

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My new early birds rewards program 

While I was out of the office last week, someone left a six-pack of microbrew beer under my desk. There was no note. I have some theories, but as I write this I am not sure which of my colleagues left me with this thoughtful…

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TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012

Meat snacks for trick or treaters?

Well, that would be one way to stick your thumb in the eye of Commie vegetarian families. Or would it? Is there really any animal tissue in treats of that ilk or is the jerky family of fine foods actually 100% preservatives?

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While supplies last

Liz Cox keeps getting renewal notices from Newsweek, which strikes her as odd since the magazine is about to pull the plug on the print product. Cox said that if she next gets subscription offers from Life and The Saturday Evening Post she will listen…

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I-90 closed

No, not here. But a stretch near Lake Erie is covered with water. Why? What did you think I meant? This reminds me of something in one of Bob Newhart's shows -- the one set in New England. He was hosting a local TV program…

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Sometimes technology cannot spell

Scott Walker's phone system creates email messages from voicemail. "The auto-correct or whatever text software they use is not always accurate," he wrote. Which might explain a recent email version of a phone message from a local political candidate. It began, "Hi I'm dancing McGlocklin…

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Oct. 30 on "Dick Van Dyke" in 1963 In an episode called "Too Many Stars," the New Rochelle PTA plans to stage its annual variety show. Antics ensue. How much money would you have donated to the fundraisers in exchange for not having to sit through said variety show?

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MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012

When your team loses the World Series 

Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants and their fans. But it's not all doom and gloom for fans of the Detroit Tigers. Here are half a dozen reasons why. 1. The early end of the series means no more "Grab Some Buds" commercials. (Assuming here…

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