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Jacob stole the show at Scripps National Spelling Bee last night.

by Jon Henseler

So on the off chance that people decided to spend last night enjoying the weather or grilling out or hanging out with friends instead of inside watching the live feed of The Bee (short for 'Scripps National Spelling Bee' try to keep up) I figured I'd give our man Jacob here his proper due. Kid was the definition of electric last night. Just flipped the game on it's head with his energy, pageantry and pastel plaid button up. 'But Jon doesn't he get eliminated?!' Yeah I guess in a technical sense he didn't 'win' the competition but in a different way he did. Nobody today is talking about Ansun and Sriram who tied (more on that in a minute) last night to take home the championship. Nope. Everyone is talking about how Jacob hijacked the entire competition. It's like when you go to a concert to see a headlining band and then one of the opening acts blows everyone away and it's all anyone can talk about afterward. So while he may not have won the spelling bee he did win the 'trending' war and in 2014 that's all that matters. Last night we went to bed and when we woke up this morning we were in Jacob's world and there wasn't a thing we could do about it.

Now aside from that, how the hell do you have a TIE in a spelling bee?! It's outrageous, egregious, preposterous! I guess they're claiming they ran out of words? Huh? I feel like Donovon McNabb for asking this but is that even possible? Hey if you're out of words I think I might have a workaround for you where you won't end up leaving millions (rounding up) of people watching at home feeling like they just wasted 4 hours of their lives. It's called a dictionary ever heard of it? Or better yet grab one of those Game of Thrones or Hobbit books and really see what these kids are made of when a few words whose language of origin is Naffarin hits them.

PS: Had a few people at work email me saying 'I didn't know you were at the spelling bee last night!' HAHAHAHA SHUD UP ! Plus I don't see the similarities. Nope. Couldn't be more opposite...