A few weeks ago, 20th Century Fox released an 1980's style infomercial advertising the Xavier's School For Gifted Youngsters as a tie-in to the upcoming film X-Men: Apocalypse. The faux infomercial ended with a phone number, and not one of those crap "555" things - a real, actual phone number. Those who called were greeted with an outgoing voicemail message from Stan Lee, urging the caller to leave a message with their name and address so a representative of the school could contact them.
Being an inquisitive journalist, I left a message hoping to receive a brochure or other material that could lead me to my enrollment at Xavier's School. Sadly, what arrived instead was confirmation of what some of my harsher critics have been saying for years: I'm not "gifted" enough to study with the X-Men. The rejection letter came as a complete shock, but it seems official. It's even postmarked from Westchester, New York.
I'll let you know how my application to the DC Writer's Workshop turns out.