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R / February 5, 2011 10:35 PM

At a summer college prep program I attended in high school, I told this totally pretentious geology instructor that my brother went to Bowdoin College--totally not true--and I even butchered the pronunciation of Bowdoin (FYI, it's "boh-din," now "bow-do-inn").

Charles / February 8, 2011 8:50 AM

That's the thing about lying for no reason. You really don't know what the circumstances are at the time! I am a huge proponent of telling whoppers if the mood strikes. On the other hand, I also like to be as honest as I can with people. I think if you have to omit parts of your life or experiences from the people you interact with, due to whatever reason, you run the risk of fabrication in an attempt to fill the void. Some of the greatest comedians were/are diverse/sad/salty folks. Maybe this a relative reasoning.

charlie / February 8, 2011 10:39 AM

No...I mean yes.

There was that time I told the story about my heart surgery scar being a shark attack at The Gingerman. I thought it would shut-up this annoying dude and it totally backfired. Too long to tell here.

It was a happy ending FYI

Spook / February 8, 2011 1:24 PM

Hands..... down!

The one where they flashed to the violent demonstrations in Cairo with fires raging out of control in the background. Then, flashed to President Obama in The White House watching the Super Bowl with Beyonce,The Monopoly Man, and Bagger Vance
and focused on the Pepsi can that Obama cracked ( Ka CRACK!) open and was magically in Cairo in the mist of the demonstrations where all eyes turned to him and with a white glittery gloved hand our President drank deeply( gurgle gurgle gurgle) and became the persona of Michael Jackson dancing and singing to the tune of Billie Jean, "Your The Pepsi Generation" Then with every body dancing and drinking Pepsi, dictators, students, Muslim Brother Hooders, army tank drivers, the General that America wants with the pliers, blow torch, and bull whip on his hip, every body froze!..... Pulled out candles and sang,"I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing"

This Commercial made me proud to be an American Consumer blessed enough to be watching one of the last forums of American Imperialistic bonding, and it wasn't even half time yet!

We were all one and we all won that day!

USA! USA! USA!

Spook / February 8, 2011 3:28 PM

opps, the above was supposed to go with the Super Bowl Commercial that I liked best!

My bad

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