Fibbing Friday — Americana

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 the Battle of Little Big Horn better known as?

It was remembered as the night that Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie competed at a jazz club in New Orleans to determine the winner of the Best Trumpeter of All Time honors.

2 – Who wrote the Gettysburg Address?

John Paul Getty recited it, but it was actually written by Getty’s publicist, Alan Burg.

3 – Who said, “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country?”

Donald Trump. He originally wrote it as, “And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what I can do for you, ask what you can do for me.” However, his teleprompter shut off after the first few words so he had to wing it.

4 – What happened at the Bay of Pigs in April of 1961?

It was a giant babyback ribs cookoff at a Chili’s restaurant in Kansas City.

5 – What does the Cold-War acronym, SALT stand for?

It was the other half of the famous cold war acronym, PEPPER.

6 – What was Abraham Lincoln’s profession before entering into politics?

He was a Canadian lumberjack.

7 – Why did George Washington refuse to run for a third term as President of the United States?

His father found out that he actually did lie about chopping down the cherry tree and he grounded George for a year.

8 – What are the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution better known as?

The Bill of Oops, We Forgot These.

9 – Who has the largest signature on the Declaration of Independence?

Andre the Giant.

10 – What is the significance of Plymouth Rock?

It was in 2001 when someone threw a large rock through the windshield of a Plymouth at a new car showroom in Detroit. As a result, Chrysler Corporation, the manufacturer of Plymouths, decided to withdraw the Plymouth brand from the marketplace.

17 thoughts on “Fibbing Friday — Americana

  1. PCGuyIV November 13, 2020 / 9:59 am

    Great answers! I’d say your take on #1 is my favorite.

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  2. newepicauthor November 13, 2020 / 1:09 pm

    I think I remember Chrysler having a windshield callback after that Plymouth Rock incident.

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    • Fandango November 13, 2020 / 1:27 pm

      Yes, Plymouths were known for having weak windshields. 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  3. leigha66 November 20, 2020 / 12:01 am

    You are really good at fibbing! Thanks for sharing the Lumberjack Song… I love Monty Python!

    Liked by 1 person

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