I was all jazzed up yesterday about "The Office" marathon. I invited friends over, bought some beer and ordered pizza for the event. I was even going to post a quiz this morning about the episodes. Yet, my night was ruined because King 5, the NBC affiliate, decided only to air half of the marathon. The 9 p.m. hour was dedicated to a special medical report.

In the words of Matt, "We're all terminal." There's another health threat. I get the picture. If I want to learn more, I'll watch the 11 p.m. news. At the 9 and 10 p.m. hours I'd prefer to watch something a little more uplifting, if you will.

Outrage possessed Pacific Northwest residents, like myself, who looked forward to watching the advertised two-hour, four-episode marathon. Fortunately, ABC/Komo 4 aired the Scripps National Spelling Bee and pacified the anger. There's something soothing and funny about watching nerdy junior high students spell words like cachinnate, kaddish, usurious and bdeilloid.

Some responses to "The Office" marathon fiasco:

  • "I don't know what's happening...What the f&$#!" - Scott
  • "Boycott the station! Jean Enersen is going down!" - Matt
  • "Let's watch the spelling bee." - Moos
  • "I need to add a Commandment to address this." - God