The Bee

My daughter just turned on the TV, and ESPN was the channel it had been on last, and what’s on but … the 2010 National Spelling Bee.

This is some weird stuff.

Everything about it is kind of weird, but this reveals how odd the whole thing gets: Some girl just walked up to the podium, and in introducing her the announcer tells us that of everyone in the world, the person she would most like to meet is … the kid who won the first ever National Spelling Bee.


Not the President? Not Apollo Ono, Jesus, Bill Gates? Not Miley Cyrus? Nope. The boy who won the first National Spelling Bee. Make sure you get an autograph. (And I bet he’ll spell his name right.)