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Parental fashion sense is not encouraged

Slice-meister Paul Turner is taking some time off this month, but don’t despair: In his absence, we’re rerunning some of the tastier tidbits from this date in Slice history. Today’s sampling:

FROM 2001:

Here are the seven things parents should not say to 13-year-olds while shopping for back-to-school clothes. 1. “Oh, I like that.” 2. “So you’re trying to look like a trollop?” 3. “You know, there are more important things than being cool.” 4. “Hahahahaha. Yeah, right. Like we’re going to buy that.” 5. “That’s fine, honey. Go ahead and embarrass our whole family.” 6. “Look, I was young once. But in my day … ” 7. “I’m sorry my mere presence here in the store humiliates you. But I wish you would remember that I’m the one with the credit card.”

FROM 1999:

Don’t be left dangling on the vine.

Sooner or later, all Inland Northwest residents find themselves in conversations about tomato plants.

FROM 1996:

Next time there’s big local news: Try to guess which Spokane TV station will most quickly crank out self-congratulatory, “We covered this story brilliantly!” on-air promos.

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