Fibbing Friday — Frightening Fibs

Frank (aka PCGuy) and Di (aka Pensitivity101) alternate as host for Fibbing Friday, a silly little exercise where we are to write a post with our answers to the ten questions below. But as the title suggests, truth is not an option. The idea is to fib a little, a lot, tell whoppers, be inventive, silly, or even outrageous, in your responses. Today is Frank’s turn to host and here are his questions.

1. What is a poltergeist?

It’s statue erected in honor of a poll taker by the name of Herman Geist, who, in a lifetime of taking political polls, never ever got one right.

2. What supposedly happens if you look in the mirror and say, “Bloody Mary” three times?

It triggers menstruation, but only if you are a woman and your name is Mary.

3. What’s so unlucky about the number 13?

It’s unlucky because it’s forever stuck being a young teenager.

4. Why do banshees scream?

Because otherwise, no one would hear them.

5. What happens to a vampire in daylight?

It goes batty.

6. A Nightmare on Elm Street wasn’t about a monster who could kill people in their dreams. What was it about?

It was about that day this summer when an out-of-control wildfire in Northern California destroyed all the homes on Elm Street in Napa.

7. Who did Norman Bates dress up as in the movie, Psycho?

Young Frankenstein.

8. The Amityville Horror wasn’t about a haunted house. What was it about?

It was about that day this summer when a whale washed up onto the beach.

9. What are the three witches doing at the beginning of MacBeth?

Pole dancing in front of Jeffery Geist, the hapless political poll taker.

10. What classic monster lives under the Paris Opera House?

Banshees, because that’s the only place they can be heard without screaming.

17 thoughts on “Fibbing Friday — Frightening Fibs

  1. Marleen October 30, 2020 / 2:01 pm

    Thirteen is unlucky because the amendment was supposed to be followed by Reconstruction… which didn’t last. This led to Jim Crow laws.

    The wording of “equality” had been actively rejected for the amendment (largely so women wouldn’t get the “wrong” idea). Only “freedom.”

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    • Marleen October 31, 2020 / 4:42 pm

      Do U.S. citizenship and voting rights go hand and hand? For most of the country’s history, the answer has been no—just look at the example of Native voting rights, which weren’t secured in all states until the 1960s.

      Native Americans couldn’t be U.S. citizens when the country ratified its Constitution in 1788, and wouldn’t win the right to be for 136 years. When black Americans won citizenship with the 14th Amendment in 1868, the government specifically interpreted the law so it didn’t apply to Native people.

      “I am not yet prepared to pass a sweeping act of naturalization by which all the Indian savages, wild or tame, belonging to a tribal relation, are to become my fellow-citizens and go to the polls and vote with me,” argued Michigan Senator Jacob Howard at the time, according to the Native American Voting Rights Coalition.

      [There were s]ome Native people who didn’t want U.S. citizenship since they were already part of their own sovereign nations. However, these nations still found their land and the lives of their people subject to the whims of a country that would not recognize them as citizens.

      In 1924, Native people won the right to full citizenship when President Calvin Coolidge signed the Indian Citizenship Act, also known as the Snyder Act. But Coolidge and his Congress didn’t this enact this law out of their own benevolence. Many saw this as a way to break up Native nations and forcibly assimilate them into American society…


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    • Fandango October 30, 2020 / 2:27 pm

      At first I wasn’t a fan of Fibbing Friday because I thought it was silly. But I tried it once and had a lot of fun coming up with funny answers and have now become a regular participant in the prompt. Please give it a try.


  2. leigha66 November 5, 2020 / 10:22 pm

    As I recall the age 13 did seem to last forever. Some good fibbing here!

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