#FibbingFriday – 04/17/2020

This week, Fibbing Friday is hosted by PCGuyIV  and his questions certainly give me pause. Come on in to my alternate universe and let’s explore these questions together.

  1. What event became known as “The Shot Heard ’Round the World”?  This event came about in a lesser known town by the name of Rowdyville, TN. It was a normal good ole’ boy Friday night when old Jake told the barkeep to set up a few shots of his finest tequila. Jake was three sheets to the wind when Sheriff Crowder showed up threatening to shoot up the place.  It seems Jake had been ‘keepin’ company’ with Sheriff Crowder’s little woman. Crowder drew his pistol, fired one shot that ricocheted around the bar landing a fatal blow to the last tequila setup on the bar to which Pete replied, “give us another round, barkeep” and put Rowdyville in the history books.
  2. What exactly is a duvet? Pronounced ‘dov vet” this is a veterinarian that specializes in the care of doves.
  3. What was The Man in the Iron Mask about? A blacksmith who melted down his wife’s iron to make a impenetrable Covid-19 mask.
  4. Divan, Chesterfield, settee, and Davenport are all examples of what? Words that have absolutely no relationship to one another.
  5. Why was the Eiffel Tower built? Funny story. The tower was originally started by a father trying to come up with a building set for his sons. His first attempts were too large and unmanageable for kids, but he continued working out how to make a sturdy interlocking building set. Ever notice when you look up, how tiny the pieces look at the top? The result was the birth of the Eiffel Tower and LEGO bricks.
  6. The Harry Potter series wasn’t about a boy who finds out he’s a wizard. What was it about? The book was about Harry Dean, a potter and well known gigolo from Jersey. It is common knowledge in the movie industry his antics were the inspiration for the sensual pottery scene in the movie “Ghost”.
  7. What was Moby Dick about? About as big as a whale.
  8. What was The King’s Speech about? This well known speech was given by the emperor who had no clothes. He gave the speech in front of a packed house where he tried to convince the audience everything was normal and that he was adequately dressed. This speech was the origin of the term ‘gaslighting’ and is still a well known tactic used by leaders across the globe.
  9. If you go to a pub and ask for a “black & tan”, exactly what do you get? A nice pair of Italian shoes made by the pub owner’s father who immigrated from Italy to Ireland during the great leather shortage of 1992.
  10. What is “shepherd’s pie”? History really got this one wrong. It has nothing to do with food at all. It is the way a shepherd measures the distance between sheep in a flock. It was mis-translated from the original Shepherd dialect “sheep herd pi”.



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