Originally Posted by mrpologuy
I was thinking about having a spelling bee at my new apartment. I was going to have food and drinks after we finish. Our words wouldn't be as hard as theirs, but still fun I bet. Is this a lame idea?
I think that is a great idea. It would be a fun and unique party, likely more fun than a trivial pursuit party.
I didn't watch it. I was channeling surfing and the best thing I could find was spelling. I thought this is going to be even more than golf and turned the TV off and actually did something; ironically, I went and played Scrabble
Was the competition actually interesting? Learning new and wierd words interests me, but I can't imagine it was enthralling to watch them try and spell them.
I wonder how long this resurgence of "it's cool to be smart" will last?