Dr. Richard D. Grant once mentioned that packets of Sweet’n Low are used to train law enforcement officers to recognize one gram of white powder. This is why policemen jokingly refer to Sweet’n Low as “Diet Coke.”
See the guy in the blue shirt on the far right? That’s John Kaufeld, author of 27 books in the “Dummies” series. When Wizzo mentioned that bit about Sweet’n Low, John said, “I tried to snort Coke once, but it kept running out of my nose.”
One of his classmates instantly retorted, “I can see it on the shelf now: Coke for Dummies.”
And that, my friend, is how Wizard Academy classes get their nicknames. This was an awesome group. WGN Radio in Chicago, the Canadian Government and Elle magazine were represented. We even had Paul Boomer’s sister with us. Christi. She’s the third woman from the left.
A smart, smart group. Classes ran long every night because of their piercingly insightful questions. The Magical Worlds Communications Workshop. You really ought to come next time.