Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Feldenkrais Gesellschaft, party of one?

LIFE LESSON #3,006: If you want your son to grow up with the ability to handle himself with his fists, you could name him "Sue". By the same token, if you want your son to grow up with the ability to spell like a boss, make sure his name contains an assortment of random consonants and vowels as if they were blind drawn Scrabble tiles... like last year's Scripps National Spelling Bee Co-champions, Nihar Saireddy Janga and Jairam Jagadeesh Hathwar.

To gain the title, Nihar spelled "gesellschaft," a type of social relationship, and Jairam aced "feldenkrais," a method of education.

Full Disclosure, I didn't read past that first paragraph on that linked story. Frankly, it had me at "gesellschaft" and "feldenkrais."  I wish I had a nickel for every time I misspelled one of those two words.  In fact, I now plan to have my name legally changed to Feldenkrais Gesellschaft.

So, congratulations Nihar and Jairam. Just thank your stars you didn't draw the word "Kabaragoya".  

A CT Spelling Bee Flashback...

Hateful Video of Spelling Bee Fail Leads to Unrest in Kabaragoya
BONUS QUESTION: Speaking of hatefull videos and Benghazi, could Susan Rice spell CIA if you spotted her the "C" and the "I"?

Let's give a warm welcome to the new press secretary, Jacob #38, who has managed to bounce back after his premature elimination at Thursday evening’s Scripps National Spelling Bee.


  1. What??? I'm still scratching my head over this.

  2. cube, are you just NOW figuring out I may be slightly askew? :)

  3. obama looks like he loves that guy hugging thing too much.

    And PS - Did you see michele's new hairdo ?!?!?!?!??! It's big big big news.

  4. Let's focus gentlemen. I heard something about Mosshell's neeeeeeew hairdoo?

  5. gesellschaft? that's German for Company, or Corporation...or cooperation, in a way.
    Somebody has to spell that in an American spelling bee? WHY?

    Kid...imagine that the world's falling apart and big headlines on LOTS of home pages are MICHELLE'S WEARING HER HAIR NATURAL NOW and DON'T WE LOVE IT!?

    Who CARES?? and what was she afraid of for the last 8 years?

  6. Z, she was afraid of something that's for sure. Everything she got involved in from digging a garden in black disco clothes in summer to wearing $500 tennies, to totally screwing up school lunches, to having no breasts, to having a butt like a black widow spider.... had to have had an impact on here psyche.

  7. Z: I never saw one damn outfit on Michelle Obama that lived up to the gushing from the fashion people. And she could shave her head for all I care.

    Kid: digging a garden in black disco clothes et al ... OK, that material is gold.