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The Slice Atomic-Powered Captions Wanted

We’ve got the cure for summertime doldrums.

It’s our Ridiculous Moments in History Photo Caption Contest.

Here’s all you have to do to enter: Locate the picture in today’s column. Study it. Then tell us, in writing, what the photographer might have been saying at the moment this bizarre scene was captured in 1946.

Use your imagination.

(The cake-cutting stiffs are celebrating the testing of an atomic bomb on the Bikini Islands.) Your deadline is noon on Monday. Include a daytime phone number.

The winner will receive something, we’re not sure what. Good luck.

A book we recommend: “How to Have the Wedding Your Want (Not the One Everybody Else Wants You to Have)” by Danielle Claro

Slice answers: Jennifer Searson said parking on sidewalks and not stopping for pedestrians in crosswalks are examples of things that are social taboos elsewhere but not in Spokane.

Faye Jones mentioned drivers here honking if you aren’t going fast enough. (Remember, opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the staff and management of The Slice.)

Other behaviors and practices that readers said are inexplicably accepted around here included chewing food in a restaurant with your mouth open, allowing noxious weeds to flourish, picking one’s nose while driving, using objects other than Q-Tips to clean ears, showing up at weddings dressed for a beach party, having streets dead-end and then pick up again far away, failing to respond to invitations or phone messages, and middle-aged men gawking at teenage girls.

Hmmmm. Something tells us the Spokane area doesn’t have a monopoly on most of those.

Thumbs up: To the Ridpath’s face lift.

Today’s Slice question: What’s the single best way to sell a flown-in job candidate on Spokane?

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MEMO: The Slice appears Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098.

The Slice appears Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098.

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