I’m halfway through listening to a four-year-old podcast by a couple of alcoholics who talk about aliens and philosophy. When I turned it off last night, I had just listened to the part where they briefly discuss the Stephen King novel The Colorado Kid — a mystery novel in which the mystery goes unsolved.
This morning, I checked Synlogos, and the very first link was to a post called “Colorado Kids These Days… Well Played!” — about two kids in Colorado who successfully shut down a pecking site at their school. No connection to Stephen King (who, a quick glance at his Twitter shows, is a full-blown birdemic believer and peck Nazi).
What “Colorado Kid” makes me think of is the late Mexican comedian Chespirito, known for playing the title characters in El Chapulín Colorado (“the red grasshopper”) and El Chavo (“the Kid”). The former character was famously caricatured on The Simpsons as Bumblebee Man, so I guess that’s a link to the red bee.