Whether it's keying a lock, shaving, or conducting an international shareholders meeting, true success is measured by whether or not you can pull the task while stinking drunk. This Friday, add "competing in a spelling bee" to the list
Organized by the nostalgia-trippers behind the 1986 Jr. High Dance, the Drunken Spelling Bee's an adult competition for people who as dorky kids fantasized about feeling up the lovely Merriam Webster. Competition involves traditional single-elimination rounds of increasing difficulty, but with one major addition: before saying the word and lettering it out, you must down a full beer/glass of wine. Because not everyone spent their youth fondling reference guides, the fodder's mostly pulled from the pop-culture lexicon, like last year's winning word, "Zach Galifianakis" (no relation to Super Troopers' "Frank Galikanokus").
Prizes are still tbd, but organizers promise they'll be "sweet". If you're supremely lazy/illiterate, the event'll also include an old-fashioned chugging contest -- if you can win that without getting stinking drunk, hats off to you, you truly successful alcoholic.
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