Saturday, April 16, 2011
April 16: International Munchausen Day
Karl Freidrich von Munchausen was a real person who was famous for telling stories about his adventures and accomplishments, none of them completely true. Today is devoted to that great Munchausian pastime, the bald-faced lie.
I'm not talking about your basic, everyday, feeble white lie, no, sir.
I'm talking, huge, in your face, I can't believe the good Lord isn't striking you down right this minute, how can you say that with a straight face whopper of a lie made famous by Munchausen himself.
Today's task is to tell one HUGE lie, with a straight face if you have the technology. The important part is to show no shame. This is, after all, International Munchausen Day.