Friday, February 19, 2010

Outrageous Truths. Or Not.

John McFetridge has has pegged me to take part in the Bald-Faced Liar (no wait, “Creative Writer”) Blogger Award. Thanks for thinking of me, John. I think.

Here are the rules:

• Tell up to six outrageous lies about yourself, and at least one outrageous truth – or – switch it around and tell six outrageous truths and one outrageous lie. (See below.)

• Nominate some more “Creative Writers” who might have fun coming up with outrageous lies of their own. (Check the end of this post.)

• Post links to the blogs you nominate.

• Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know that you have nominated them.

Here goes:

Footage of me being tear-gassed appeared on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather.

The TV character The Equalizer was based in part on my uncle, a retired Green Beret.

I am a close personal friend of Larry King.

I once stole a snowmobile that was being serviced and drove it into a tree. In July.

I have lost 100 pounds. I have since found 70 of them.

I was a one-handicap golfer who missed qualifying for the 1982 US Open by two strokes. (I'm old now, so my handicap is 6.)

Let's see who can guess which of these is true; or false. It's either five true and one false, or vice versa. I ain't saying.

I'm tagging Declan Burke, Austin Camacho, Tim Hallinan, and Charlie Stella.


Timothy Hallinan said...

Hi, Dana -

All true except for the US Open. Why? I don't know. Actually all the statements are suspiciously specific, or maybe that's unsuspicious.

But that's my take.

And I'm going to fit this in on my blog, but I have to figure out hoe to do it since I'm hosting all those "Plotting vs. Pantsing" guest blogs and a couple of the upcoming ones are tied to release dates.

Mike Dennis said...

I'm guessing that all are true except no. 3.

John McFetridge said...

Larry King? I hope that's true.

There are ads on te radio now for his "performance" at the Niagara Fallsview Casino an I'm tempted to go see what exactly he'll "perform" onstage.

An why were there no lies about music?

I think only the snowmobile is true. Or your uncle the Equalizer - I loved that show an dthe soundtrack by Stewart Copeland.

Maybe the golf is true, I don't know...

pattinase (abbott) said...

I don't believe you know Larry King. Maybe because I don't believe he exists.