Friday, May 12, 2006
Liar Liar Pants On Fire
John Scalzi's Weekend Assignment: Present three "facts" about yourself: Two of the facts true, and one of the facts false. Let people guess which "fact" is the fake one. Reveal the fake fact on Monday. You don't want to give away the fake fact too early, so be sure to make it sound plausible, next to the other two real facts.
Okay, I'll play.
FACT NUMBER ONE: A photographer's rep was trolling the halls of the ad agency where I worked in the sixties and spotted me. I'd never met him before. Looking up at all six feet of me he said, "You're lanky." And that's how I became Miss Goosepimple of 1967.
FACT NUMBER TWO: In college I was working as an apprentice for a summer stock company at the old Edgewater Hotel Playhouse in Chicago. I was assigned to help Jessica Walter [Arrested Development] during her quick changes. She was starring with Jackie Mason in a show called Fair Game. Mason kept ad libbing and after one scene she told him off. Ripped him a new body part. The next night I was terrified she would get angry at him again. She walked off stage. I froze. He walked up to her. Uh oh. She smiled at him. SMILED? Then he said, "Is sex out of the question?" That's when I knew I didn't want to be in show business.
FACT NUMBER THREE: John Hughes, the director of Ferris Bueller's Day Off went to high school in my town. And he shot a lot of his movies around here. During one shoot they needed a house with a garage to shoot a scene where a sports car was kept. The garage needed to be above ground so they could shoot the car flying out the back and crashing to the ground. That was my house. And my then husband's car was one of the stand ins.
EXTRA CREDIT: Can you lie with a straight face? Really?
I can't lie because I would forget what I said and tell the truth. But I can fib with the best of them. "No really, you're the first."
NUMBER THREE IS A LIE. IN CASE YOU HAVEN'T FIGURED IT OUT YET. OR READ THE ANSWER IN THE COMMEHTS FROM THE PERSON WHO GAVE IT AWAY. Mrs. L