What a Whopper of a Lie!

There’s an event today that attracts liars. On purpose. I kid you not!

Lie, Lies, Lies

New Harmony, Indiana celebrates its annual Kunstfest the third weekend of September. The Saturday attraction includes the “always uproariously funny annual Big Whopper Liars’ Contest for tellers of tall tales!” It has been held for many years now…

“Every 3rd Saturday in September since 1988 [or 1989 depending on the source], men and women have gathered in New Harmony, IN to celebrate the tall tale. The event was started by local trickster Aubry Robison, Jr., but after his death several years ago, [Jeff] Fleming took over the helm. About fifteen contestants take the stage in front of a crowd of maybe 400. They get four minutes to spin the most incredible yarn they can come up with. A team of judges award points for exaggeration, humor, stage presence and storytelling ability. This event, which will cost contestants and spectators alike $5 to enter, is now a part of Kunstfest, a weekend-long German period festival.”

I couldn’t go for lack of original material, although what I just pulled on my wife might qualify

Somehow a cricket got into the house and my wife yells for me to come get “this” bug in the bathroom. Of course, she took her eyes off of it when she came to the stairs to see if I was on my way to save her. However, by the time we returned, the cricket was nowhere to be found.

Now, I’m not sure why that unnerved my wife so much except she does like a perfectly quiet sleeping environment. That’s understandable, right?

Her question that followed was a bit surprising however… so after she asked,

Crickets don’t bite, do they…?“, I HAD to be completely honest and reassuring by replying,

“No… but they do nibble at your eyelids.”

(When WILL I ever learn!)

BTW, the New Harmony event makes today yet another official holiday: Big Whopper Liar Day.

…honest! Cross-my-fingers-and-hope-to-die truth! Google it!

original article source: Diane Forrest via Keeping it Simple (kisbyto)

with event verified at the New Harmony site

“Lies” image courtesy f007supergirl via Photobucket

Trouble Is You Think You Have Time

#midnightthought — Budda. So many thoughts. So many times quoted. This single thought, however, could be the basis for an entire book: “The trouble is, you think you have time.

When you’re young, time is of little concern except for those life events such as approaching holidays, birthdays, parties, dates, and a multitude of other personally anticipated times. This quote is not about those times…

If you’re older, explaining the quote is probably not necessary.

If perhaps you’re into your senior years, you may have even used the quote, unknowingly…

If you’ve lost a loved one, explaining the quote certainly isn’t necessary.

There are a few rare individuals who realize the meaning of the quote, and actually do something before time runs out. They make the time to do what’s important. They get it done. They give a hug. They say I love you. They write that letter, or make that phone call. They visit that person who needs to see you. They realize how valuable time is.

Touble Is No Time -Budda

Epic Game of Patty Cake

Try to keep up as this talented group takes the childhood game of patty-cake to the next level! Patty-cake and “I’ll Think Of You” really do mix…

What happens when you mix 4 talented young musicians with a game of patty-cake? You get this, one of the most amazing and mesmerizing performances you will ever see.

For others. catch the play list that is mentioned on Viralnova too…



source: Viralnova