May 25, 2003
Skairey funommernan

How long before the whole "Spelling Bee" thing catches on here in Blighty? Read Friedrich Blowhard on a documentary about this fascinating and also rather scary phenomenon.

It will catch on. Someone will want to make it happen, and although many others will be tremendously bothered, none of them will be sufficiently bothered to stop it. It's only a matter of time. This movie sounds like it could light the blue touch paper.

At which point British geek children will be allowed to compete ferociously with one another on national TV, but British sportsjock children will only be allowed to participate in ridiculous everybody-wins events. (And the day they legalise marijuana will also be the day that tobacco is finally totally illegalised.)

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 02:17 PM
Category: Spelling