“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Thursday, October 23, 2008

you cast a spell on me

Last night, Mrs. Spacedark hit me several times.

We attended The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Civic Center. Part of the show involves audience participation. Four members of the audience are chosen to go up on stage and be "spellers". When you apply to participate, you are asked if you "are a good speller." Wednesday night, one Lester "Overdue Justice" Simpson was chosen to be a part of the show.

When that was announced, I shouted, "He can't spell; he publishes the Amarillo Globe-News!"

That's when my wife hit me.

For the rest of the evening, whenever we found ourselves among a different group I shouted "Les Simpson can't spell; he publishes the Amarillo Globe-News!"

Each time, my wife hit me.

But I still think I was right.