Everyone else can spring ahead an hour this weekend.
Be my guest. But here at The Slice, we’re staying on standard time.
OK, let’s move on.
•We have a winner: About 100 readers correctly identified the movie referred to in Saturday’s column as 1957’s “The Incredible Shrinking Man.”
Quite a few noted that a scene with a spider was more memorable than one I mentioned featuring a cat.
Though there were lots of worthy competitors, I’m declaring 12-year-old Teagan Osborne the winner of the coveted reporter’s notebook. He said he enjoys watching old science fiction films with his dad.
Here’s why he won:
“I hope I win a reporter’s notebook because I want to use it as a prop in an old style sci-fi movie my brothers and I are making.”
Maybe in the future, when people refer to the Osborne Brothers, they won’t be talking about a bluegrass band but will instead be referring to a filmmaking family from Spokane.
Perhaps the boys could even make a scary movie based on Slice reader Bill Mahaney’s idea for a title, “The Incredible Shrinking Newspaper.”
•Suddenly Irish: After asking about names that would sound a bit bizarre if prefaced with an O’, The Slice heard from Jeri O’ Hershberger, Janet O’Lake, Ken O’Stout, Denise O’Masiello, Deborah O’Chan, Forrest O’Schuck, Denise O’DeLeon, Dawn O’Reed-Burton, Larry O’Krueger, Rod O’Lord and the former Karen O’Hellstrom, among others.
Lynn Onley said inserting the O’ would add a lyrical flourish to her family’s theme song, Roy Orbison’s “Only the Lonely” – making it “O’Onley the Lonely.”
And Diane Canady said prefacing her family’s last name with an O’ might prompt people to start singing the Canadian national anthem.
•Follow-up: Al Rossi has a theory about why some guys might be OK with taking directions from a feminine-voiced GPS device, as opposed to taking directions from spouses.
“If his GPS has a programmed British female voice, a guy can feel like James Bond, who, if you’ve noticed, didn’t drive anywhere with his wife.”
•Additions: Countless aspects of air travel, the phosphate ban, too-loud car stereos and people who take forever to write a check for groceries were among the things readers said I omitted from a recent list of causes for complaining.
•Today’s Slice question: When the two people grew up in families that used different brands, how do newly cohabiting couples decide which kind of peanut butter to buy?