Smith mentally challenged

Monday, August 25th, 2003 - 9:06 pm PDT

The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith was in poor spirits today after a series of mental challenges left him mentally challenged. It all started when longtime friend and associate Mark Pilloff walked in the room and began rattling off a series of riddles, logic puzzles, and brain teasers. Smith struggled to come up with the correct answer to several of them before finally giving up in exasperation. “Fourteen?” laughed Pilloff derisively at one point. “Try a hundred and forty-two!” Smith sighed, slumped in his chair, and massaged his aching temples.