Excerpts from the no-longer-existent Whitsend.org feature called the Odyssey Times. Originally published around February of 2002.
The most popular radio show in town, “Candid Conversations with Connie” scored some of its highest rated programming ever last week doing a segment on “bugs.” The weekly Odyssey Times radio poll showed that the program hosted by Connie Kendall was very highly listened to during a discussion of a bug collection owned by a local Odyssey Middle-Schooler, Alex Jefferson.
“We were just talking about Alex’s Malaysian Beetle when the phone calls just started coming in,” says Kendall. “People were very interested in what Alex had to say about these creatures. To tell you the truth, I think bugs are a little bit gross, but evidently the people in Odyssey don’t all agree.”
When the phones started lighting up, Alex started a question and answer segment about the habits of his bugs. “The most interesting bug I have is this one that just walks in a circle all day,” Alex said in answer to one question. Alex’s cousin, Cal Jordan, also in the studio responded by saying, “It’s sorta like a top except you don’t have to wind it up.”