Friday, June 01, 2012

How To Feel Stupid In Three Easy Steps

Step One: Watch the National History Bee.  This one actually isn't that bad.  The questions were relatively easy.  The hardest part was listening to Al Roker's lame puns.

Step Two: Watch the Scripps National Spelling Bee.  Not only have I never heard of most of the words but I can't for the life of me understand why they even exist.

Step Three:  Watch the National Geographic Bee.  After watching this competition I now doubt which planet I live on.

To feel completely and thoroughly stupid, watch all three in the same week.

And now I will sit in the corner, drool, and try to come to terms with the fact that I am totally ignorant.

6 comments:

  1. Step four: watch some of these games that didn't make it to TV. This is the largest high school all-subject national quizbowl tournament, held this past weekend in Atlanta.

    http://www.ihigh.com/naqt/

    I recommend match 23.

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    1. Anony: I'll have to check it out ... when I've recovered from the other three bees.

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  2. I love watching Scripps Spelling Bee because I know most of the words right... A large percentage of the words they use have French roots so I'm good!

    Gv

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    1. Gv: Every time they said it was French in origen I thought you would get this one. Weird that knowing a foreign language (for Americans, that is) would make it easier to spell words in the English language.

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  3. I've never watched Bees. I've always been too busy playing videogames and telling myself how incredibly SMART I am. :D

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