MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011
Mon., June 6, 2011, 6 a.m.
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...
FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011
Fri., June 3, 2011, 2:41 p.m.
A couple of my readers gave me some grief about the column item praising train travel. They found it a bit too rah-rah for their taste. Fair enough. But let me just state, for the record: I realize Amtrak's service record isn't perfect. I am...
Fri., June 3, 2011, 1:04 p.m.
"I ask you again, for the record. Are you now or have you ever been a member of any subversive anti-Spokane organizations espousing the view that there is more to life than water-recreation?" www.federalobserver.com
Fri., June 3, 2011, 10:19 a.m.
I wouldn't presume to speculate about why people get tattoos on their neck and face. I'm sure they have their reasons. But you have to wonder. Who would hire these folks? Perhaps employers with lots of behind-the-scenes positions to fill. Anyway, I suspect a small...
Fri., June 3, 2011, 7:02 a.m.
Here is the question at the end of The Slice column in this coming Sunday's newspaper: Is there a local business with a permanent place on your radar because it opened right after you moved here? For me, it's Luigi's restaurant downtown. Though, to be...
THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011
Thu., June 2, 2011, 12:34 p.m.
Justin Harke is a cook. He works at a restaurant on East Sprague. "It is very hard to keep our servers' names straight because they are all fairly similar," he wrote. Part of his job is to call out a server's name when a particular...
Thu., June 2, 2011, 8:04 a.m.
www.expomuseum.com If you still have a copy of this, my advice is to start drinking heavily. Unless, of course, this has become a collectible. Blog technology allows for audio offerings. So I could record readers singing those songs. But let's not.
Thu., June 2, 2011, 6:25 a.m.
Cindy Matthews has a hard time avoiding confusion with Laura/Lauren/Laurel. She said her husband gets tripped up by Joan and the various forms of Joann. Larry Totten called a neighbor named Dustin "Justin" for the better part of a year. Or was it the other...
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011
Wed., June 1, 2011, 6:04 p.m.
You might not get the THIS channel -- 117 on my own cable lineup. Or you might have it in your cable array without realizing it. But THIS has been showing "Outer Limits" reruns. And at 1 a.m. on Friday, there's a decent one from...
Wed., June 1, 2011, 4:31 p.m.
I was going to say something snide about some people's learning curve re: the holiday-week garbage pickup schedule. But what's the point? Instead, let's take a look at this Life magazine cover from 1971. www.Ann-Margret.com
Wed., June 1, 2011, 10:52 a.m.
Rant 1: When the unmatched Bobby Orr scored his famous goal -- well, it's famous to hockey fans -- to win the Stanley Cup for the Boston Bruins in 1970, the date was May 10. That seems like a reasonable date for the season to...
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