I started out trying to be like Lorianne. My #1 was simple and direct. It was also a lie. I was born in Highland Park--30 miles north of Chicago. Boring? You bet. Harold Ramis lives there now. . .that's all I got. Except for the important part which is most people spotted it as the lie!

I did see the President play basketball. LONG before he was president. Wrote about it. 100% factual piece. Especially the part where I had no business being in the East Blank Club, the upscale place where this happened.

By #3 I was trying to get cute and I blew it. The phrase "republican Ward Boss" in Chicago would lead most people to say BS because there isn't such a thing. But there was. Mostly when I worked for this guy I did things like bartending at Mexican weddings in Cicero---a small town outside of the city known for Al Capone and lots of corruption and bigotry. But every now and then we did things like try and be oil brokers. Which of course worked out well. . . .so that was total truth.

Many thanks to all who played. That was fun!

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Comment by Boanerges on November 27, 2012 at 8:24pm

Egad! I got one right. Law of averages, I suppose.

Comment by L in the Southeast on November 27, 2012 at 8:26pm

Me, too!  Your high school was in the same sports league as mine (Proviso East).

Comment by Chicago Guy on November 27, 2012 at 8:29pm

hah! L---True! I was too busy being a hippie wannabe to be on any teams!

Comment by Emily Conyngham on November 27, 2012 at 8:44pm

I never saw your first one because I was travelling and had some tech glitches, but I think Number three is a hoot.

Comment by Abrawang on November 27, 2012 at 9:00pm

Now I'll have to look for the original and figure out how to replicate the other place's Favorites feature that lists their most recent posts.  Here I think it's got something to do with friends versus followers, or maybe that should be followees.  But I do remember the one about Obama so it would have been a coin flip for the lie.

Comment by Poor Woman on November 27, 2012 at 9:44pm

Well, I'll be blowed! I pinned this one to the mat!



Comment by JMac1949 Memories on November 27, 2012 at 11:46pm

Almost chose #1 but went with #3,  that's what I get for over thinking stuff.

Comment by Matt Paust on November 28, 2012 at 8:41am

Another one I missed!  I just now figured out how to open the compressed feed of all the posts, so now I'm scrolling down and cringing every couple of seconds.  I missed your first post in this open call, so I'm pretending to "get" what I don't understand.  But the writing, as always, makes even faking it as a reader worthwhile.

Comment by Anna Herrington on November 28, 2012 at 2:34pm

Well, somehow I knew #2 was true, even when I called it out as the lie....

  : )

Comment by Romantic Poetess on November 30, 2012 at 12:20pm

Good one, I would not have picked the right one.


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