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We've had questions about lies and liars in the past, but this time we're asking about the sort of fantasist who constantly claims they've got a helicopter in the garden or was "second onto the balcony at the Iranian Embassy siege". Tell us about the cobblers you've been told, or the complete lies you've come out with.

Thanks to dozer for the suggestion

(, Thu 13 Jan 2011, 12:55)
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Untruth on the telly.
When I was young, my parents had a number of rules in place regarding what was and what wasn't suitable TV. No telly was allowed before 5pm, for example, and there was a number of programmes that I wasn't allowed to watch. The Incredible Hulk was one such programme; The A-Team was - at least for a while - another.

My friends - including S, who insisted that he was Elvis, and whom I was tempted to believe because, at that age, I didn't know who Elvis was and so reasoned that his claim may have been true - were talking about their TV viewing from the previous night one playtime. Had I seen The A-Team?

Yeah, I said. It was brilliant.

I don't know how, but they detected my lie, and asked what had happened.


"You didn't see it, did you?"
Yeah. I watch it all the time. It's brill!
"Who's best out of BA and Hannibal?"
Oh, Hannibal.
"How does the theme tune go, then?"


In retrospect, I can't believe how much of a telly bullshitter I was. One night, I'd been unable to sleep, and so wandered down to the living-room, where my parents were watching the box. I asked what was on.
"The end of a film," said my dad.
Next day, keen to demonstrate how late I'd been allowed to stay up, and what daring stuff I'd been allowed to watch, I thought I had the best conversational gambit of my short life at my disposal.

So: did anyone see The End of a Film last night? It was dead ace!
(, Thu 20 Jan 2011, 11:15, 7 replies)

(, Thu 20 Jan 2011, 11:22, closed)
In retrospect, that's about the response that the story deserves.

Still, it's good to share, eh?
(, Thu 20 Jan 2011, 11:36, closed)
I wasn't being sarky
I like it. 'The End of a Film'. It could be the sort of art-house film that might have been on late night Channel 4 in the olden days. Probably in French and with gratuitous tits in it.
(, Thu 20 Jan 2011, 11:42, closed)
There's nothing gratuitous about tits young man.

(, Thu 20 Jan 2011, 11:43, closed)
I stand corrected

(, Thu 20 Jan 2011, 11:47, closed)
Ah, those halcyon days before wall-to-wall internet pr0n
...feverishly watching an obscure, foreign film just because there might be a flash of tittage.

I miss the innocence.
(, Thu 20 Jan 2011, 11:53, closed)
I remember when I got my dad's old VCR when I was 13. It was probably the best gift an adolescent boy could get in those days. I suddenly took an interest in obscure cinema...
(, Thu 20 Jan 2011, 11:59, closed)

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