Smith snoozes, loses

Saturday, May 22nd, 2004 - 6:35 pm PDT

For the 432nd time, The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith has lost in a sleeping contest with his cat. “I really thought I had him this time,” said a disappointed Smith, yawning and rubbing his eyes. “I’d been up for more than twenty-four hours yesterday,” said Smith, “so I figured I’d have the edge on ol’ Ringo who had already spent most of the day napping.” Despite Smith’s impressive performance of fifteen and half hours of marathon sleeping, Ringo easily managed to match Smith and then continued sleeping an extra two and a half hours. Smith was quick to vow for a rematch. “I can do this,” said Smith, determinedly. “I just need to train harder.”