The Czar spotted the following in The Muscovy Examiner this morning:
Frank Neuhauser, winner of the very first National Spelling Bee, has died. He won the 1925 contest by correctly spelling gladiolus. He was 95.
The Czar expects that a 95-year-old would be able to spell that word, but why would a 95-year-old be taking on a bunch of kids?
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.