A ‘Tokitae’ kind of day

Cast off: Tours were offered Sunday of the state’s newest ferry, the 144-vehicle M/V Tokitae, which will begin service this summer. “Tokitae” is a Coast Salish Indian greeting for “nice day, pretty colors.”

Although it might have fit the weather more often, the state ferry system rejected as a ferry name the Coast Salish phrase for “highs in the 50s and an 80 percent chance of rain.”

Channel surfing the vast cultural wasteland: Among TV’s best bets next week are the Guys Choice Awards at 9 p.m. Wednesday on Spike TV. Among the awards, dubbed the “Mantlers,” being presented are “Guy of the Year” to Matthew McConaughey, the “Guycon” award to Johnny Knoxville and the “Decade of Hotness” award to Sandra Bullock.

As with all testosterone medications, prolonged exposure to the Guys Choice Awards can cause nausea and vomiting, changes in skin color and painful or difficult urination.

Give me a phlbbt! A Phoenix woman has been barred from turning cartwheels during municipal government meetings. Officials told the woman her cartwheels, which the 65-year-old former cheerleader claims express her enthusiasm, were disruptive and a public safety liability.

I guess that’s a “no,” as well, for her 10-person senior citizen pyramid.

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