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The 51-year-old Virgin

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Posted By: The Booze at 12:54 pm

22 Jun 2009


CHEYENNE, Wyo. – It took Michael Petrina Jr. 51 years to finally win a national spelling bee.

The Arlington, Va., man bested 45 other spellers older than 50 to win the AARP’s annual National Spelling Bee Saturday in Cheyenne. The 64-year-old’s winning word was “woad,” a plant whose leaves yield a blue dye.

AARP spokeswoman Joanne Bowlby says Petrina won his state’s national spelling bee when he was 13, but then lost at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Michael took home a $500 prize for winning the spelling bee.

Does anyone else see this as bad news? This guy never gave up the dream of being a nerd for 51 years. That kind of dedication had it’s sacrifices, one of which was interacting with women. Now that he has become a local celebrity there is only one horrible direction this could go. Don’t send your kids to is house for tutoring, that’s all I’m saying.

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