Peaking at 13We'll admit it.
We watched the last 10 minutes of the National Spelling Bee, because, well, seeing pre-teens squirm on a stage is damn good television.
We even started rooting for one -- but only after realizing the other finalist was Canadian. There's something wrong about a Canadian winning our National Bee. Luckily she choked on a big German weltschmerz.
The winner, Katherine Close, showed some serious ursprache in spelling her final word correctly (ed's note: we have no idea what the definition of the word is, but it just sounds right in this context, so we're going with it).
The highlight of the final minutes was the post-spell interview by Chris Connelly. How far has he fallen? He used to interview Britney Spears and Mick Jagger. Now he has been relegated to sideline reporter for the National Spelling Bee. Ouch, babe. Ouch.