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3 truths and 3 lies meme

Tagged by empresspatti – here are three truths and three lies.


1) I was once shot with an arrow.
2) I was suspended from school for writing an anti-bigotry column in the school newspaper.
3) I got into a fist fight over which Star Trek movie was best.
4) I wrote an embarrassing fan letter to Natalie Portman.
5) I was with a group that set off a firecracker under a moving state police cruiser.
6) A publishing company decided to publish my novel -- then went out of business.

I'm too tired to tag anyone in particular -- if you want to join in the fun, welcome aboard!

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myfeetshowit
Aug. 24th, 2006 03:38 am (UTC)
1) Ouch.

2) And the local paper didn't make you a hero?

3) Which movie won?

4) Was the letter embarrassing or just the act of writing?

5) Do your co-workers know about this?

6) Bugger.



ozma914
Aug. 25th, 2006 01:34 pm (UTC)
Contestants have sighed in ...
Okay, time to admit I cheated, kind of. Although only three of the answers are right, there's a germ of truth in two of the others.

1. Ouch is right! Luckily it was just a practice arrow with no barb, and just my leg; my brother swears it was an accident.

2. I did write the anti-bigotry column, and the newspaper's teacher advisor was so nervous about it being inflammatory that she carried a disclaimer on it: that it might not reflect the views, yada yada. Which I thought was pretty lousy, considering the column was ANTI-bigotry! But I was not actually disciplined or suspended, so that one's a no.

3. It was just a mouth fight, not a fist fight -- I've never been *that* hard core! At the time only the first two movies were out: I picked Star Trek 2 because it was more interesting and action packed, my opponent picked Star Trek: The Motion Picture because it was more in keeping with the "spirit" of the Star Trek franchise. Which is was, but it was also BORING.

4. This one's totally false; I've never seen the point of writing a letter to a celebrity, when they already get so many.

5. This was long before I went to work in the business! My brother, cousin and I were trying to throw fireworks from a cornfield so they'd go off under passing cars. We finally succeeded -- and saw the "Indiana State Police" emblem on the door as the car screeched to a halt. That was one long night hiding out in a cornfield, I can tell you.

6. That one is absolutely true, and a bitter disappointment. The editor-in-chief decided to stay in the business as an agent, and took me on as one of his first clients.

Now that I think of it, I'm just going to cut and paste this answer for all who guessed -- it pretty much works for everyone!
deborahw37
Aug. 24th, 2006 07:12 am (UTC)
I think that 2 and 6 are true ( I hope that 2 is true cos I was once expelled for publishing an offensive and seditious 6th form magazine)


1 sounds plausible as does 4
ozma914
Aug. 25th, 2006 01:37 pm (UTC)
Okay, time to admit I cheated, kind of. Although only three of the answers are right, there's a germ of truth in two of the others.

1. Luckily it was just a practice arrow with no barb, and just my leg; my brother swears it was an accident.

2. I did write the anti-bigotry column, and the newspaper's teacher advisor was so nervous about it being inflammatory that she carried a disclaimer on it: that it might not reflect the views, yada yada. Which I thought was pretty lousy, considering the column was ANTI-bigotry! But I was not actually disciplined or suspended, so that one's a no. What were you being offensive and seditious about?

3. It was just a mouth fight, not a fist fight -- I've never been *that* hard core! I picked Star Trek 2 because it was more interesting and action packed, my opponent picked Star Trek: The Motion Picture because it was more in keeping with the "spirit" of the Star Trek franchise. Which is was, but it was also BORING.

4. This one's totally false; I've never seen the point of writing a letter to a celebrity, when they already get so many.

5. My brother, cousin and I were trying to throw fireworks from a cornfield so they'd go off under passing cars. We finally succeeded -- and saw the "Indiana State Police" emblem on the door as the car screeched to a halt. That was one long night hiding out in a cornfield, I can tell you.

6. That one is absolutely true, and a bitter disappointment. The editor-in-chief decided to stay in the business as an agent, and took me on as one of his first clients.

So you got 6, and I'll give you 1!
frimfram
Aug. 24th, 2006 07:28 am (UTC)
I divine that 1, 4, and 6 are true. *looks mystical*
ozma914
Aug. 25th, 2006 01:42 pm (UTC)
You got two of the three right answers! However, there's a germ of truth in two of the others.

1. It was just a practice arrow with no barb, and just my leg; my brother swears it was an accident.

2. I did write the anti-bigotry column, and the newspaper's teacher advisor was so nervous about it being inflammatory that she carried a disclaimer on it: that it might not reflect the views, yada yada. Which I thought was pretty lousy, considering the column was ANTI-bigotry! But I was not actually disciplined or suspended, so that one's a no.

3. It was just a mouth fight, not a fist fight -- I've never been *that* hard core! Only the first two movies were out: I picked Star Trek 2 because it was more interesting and action packed, my opponent picked Star Trek: The Motion Picture because it was more in keeping with the "spirit" of the Star Trek franchise. Which is was, but it was also BORING.

4. This one's totally false; I've never seen the point of writing a letter to a celebrity, when they already get so many. The crush on Natalie Portman I'm always talking about is mostly part of my humor columnist persona; she's beautiful, but doesn't strike me as my type personality-wise.

5. This one is true! My brother, cousin and I were trying to throw fireworks from a cornfield so they'd go off under passing cars. We finally succeeded -- and saw the "Indiana State Police" emblem on the door as the car screeched to a halt. That was one long night hiding out in a cornfield, I can tell you.

6. That one is absolutely true, and a bitter disappointment. The editor-in-chief decided to stay in the business as an agent, and took me on as one of his first clients.

How'd I do in trying to fool you? 'Cause 2 out of 3 is pretty mystical.
spikereader
Aug. 24th, 2006 10:47 am (UTC)
They all sound pretty plausible to me apart from no 5. I await the reveal with anticipation. *g*
ozma914
Aug. 25th, 2006 01:45 pm (UTC)
5 doesn't sound plausible? Hee -- BZZZZZ. *grin* Although only three of the answers are right, there's a germ of truth in two of the others.

1. Luckily it was just a practice arrow with no barb, and just my leg; my brother swears it was an accident.

2. I did write the anti-bigotry column, and the newspaper's teacher advisor was so nervous about it being inflammatory that she carried a disclaimer on it: that it might not reflect the views, yada yada. Which I thought was pretty lousy, considering the column was ANTI-bigotry! But I was not actually disciplined or suspended, so that one's a no.

3. It was just a mouth fight, not a fist fight -- I've never been *that* hard core! At the time only the first two movies were out: I picked Star Trek 2 because it was more interesting and action packed, my opponent picked Star Trek: The Motion Picture because it was more in keeping with the "spirit" of the Star Trek franchise. Which is was, but it was also BORING.

4. This one's totally false; I've never seen the point of writing a letter to a celebrity, when they already get so many.

5. Yup -- it happened! My brother, cousin and I were trying to throw fireworks from a cornfield so they'd go off under passing cars. We finally succeeded -- and saw the "Indiana State Police" emblem on the door as the car screeched to a halt. That was one long night hiding out in a cornfield, I can tell you.

6. That one is absolutely true, and a bitter disappointment. The editor-in-chief decided to stay in the business as an agent, and took me on as one of his first clients.

Like I said, since two of the wrong answers had truth in them, I guess you could say I cheated. But I'm not getting a prize, so it's all in fun.
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ozma914
Aug. 25th, 2006 01:48 pm (UTC)
Oops -- you missed all the right ones! But you get partial credit, because there's a germ of truth in two of the wrong answers:

1. Yep, I'm one of those few since the Indian wars ended. Luckily it was just a practice arrow with no barb, and just my leg; my brother swears it was an accident.

2. I did write the anti-bigotry column, and the newspaper's teacher advisor was so nervous about it being inflammatory that she carried a disclaimer on it: that it might not reflect the views, yada yada. Which I thought was pretty lousy, considering the column was ANTI-bigotry! But I was not actually disciplined or suspended, so that one's a no.

3. It was just a mouth fight, not a fist fight -- I've never been *that* hard core! At the time only the first two movies were out: I picked Star Trek 2 because it was more interesting and action packed, my opponent picked Star Trek: The Motion Picture because it was more in keeping with the "spirit" of the Star Trek franchise. Which is was, but it was also BORING.

4. This one's totally false; I've never seen the point of writing a letter to a celebrity, when they already get so many.

5. My brother, cousin and I were trying to throw fireworks from a cornfield so they'd go off under passing cars. We finally succeeded -- and saw the "Indiana State Police" emblem on the door as the car screeched to a halt. That was one long night hiding out in a cornfield, I can tell you.

6. That one is absolutely true, and a bitter disappointment. The editor-in-chief decided to stay in the business as an agent, and took me on as one of his first clients.

Who needs fiction when we've got real life, huh?
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ozma914
Aug. 26th, 2006 07:34 am (UTC)
Natalie who?
No, I'm just not much into the celebrity worshipping thing; in fact, I can't for the life of me understand why anyone cares what some movie star's favorite color is.

Anyway, you got one right! And, since nobody's being voted off the island, what the heck. :-)
cbtreks
Aug. 24th, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC)
These are hard to pick from - I want to say 1, 3, and 4 are true. Or 2, 3, and 4. (Is guessing twice cheating?)
ozma914
Aug. 25th, 2006 01:53 pm (UTC)
Yes, guessing twice is cheating! But I kind of cheated too, since two of the wrong answers were kinda/sorta right.

1. Always go with your first answer! Luckily it was just a practice arrow with no barb, and just my leg; my brother swears it was an accident.

2. I did write the anti-bigotry column, and the newspaper's teacher advisor was so nervous about it being inflammatory that she carried a disclaimer on it: that it might not reflect the views, yada yada. Which I thought was pretty lousy, considering the column was ANTI-bigotry! But I was not actually disciplined or suspended, so that one's a no.

3. It was just a mouth fight, not a fist fight -- I've never been *that* hard core! At the time only the first two movies were out: I picked Star Trek 2 because it was more interesting and action packed, my opponent picked Star Trek: The Motion Picture because it was more in keeping with the "spirit" of the Star Trek franchise. Which is was, but it was also BORING. So technically this is wrong, but since the exchange got pretty heated you get half a point. :-)

4. This one's totally false; I've never seen the point of writing a letter to a celebrity, when they already get so many. Apparently I've fooled everyone into thinking I'm a fool for the stars (it's part of my humor columnist persona), but I'm just enough of a realist to not get worked up about someone who wouldn't give me the time of day.

5. This one's one of my favorite stories. The short version: My brother, cousin and I were trying to throw fireworks from a cornfield so they'd go off under passing cars. We finally succeeded -- and saw the "Indiana State Police" emblem on the door as the car screeched to a halt. That was one long night hiding out in a cornfield, I can tell you.

6. That one is absolutely true, and a bitter disappointment. The editor-in-chief decided to stay in the business as an agent, and took me on as one of his first clients.

So, yeah -- you did okay for yourself. :-)
curiouswombat
Aug. 25th, 2006 10:13 pm (UTC)
I skimmed this the other day, and just remembered to come back and look properly! I haven't looked at anyone elses, but I'd guess that 1,5,6 are the true ones.
ozma914
Aug. 26th, 2006 07:05 am (UTC)
*ding ding ding*!
Wow! You're the first one to get it right -- and here I figured I'd fool everybody! Way to go -- you get a cookie. :-)
curiouswombat
Aug. 26th, 2006 10:31 am (UTC)
Re: *ding ding ding*!
I'm amazed! I usually get them mostly wrong! I just love the idea of the firecracker. I've now read the explanations in comments - One of those moments where you would be wanting to laugh very loudly, whilst trying to hide silently!
ozma914
Aug. 26th, 2006 10:36 am (UTC)
Re: *ding ding ding*!
Oh, I didn't want to laugh loudly -- you mess with Indiana State Troopers only at your peril. I was terrified. :-0
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