Thursday, June 03, 2004

Can You Spell "Invidious"?

Completely aside from the "Speling iz to dificult!" protest angle of this article about the national spelling bee, was it necessary to choose this picture as their token example of a participant? I'm mildly surprised they didn't photoshop in a pocket protector and some tape around the bridge of his glasses.

Now, I realize that journalists can be some of the pettiest middle-aged children around, but I do wish they didn't so readily admit their poorly disguised jealousy at the fact that ninety-eight out of a hundred of these pubescent kids are smarter than them.

Via Tim Blair.