Jeff Pierce of The Rap Sheet (http://therapsheet.blogspot.com) has named me, along with six other unfortunates, to participate in the Bald-Faced Liar (aka “Creative Writer”) Blogger Award. Â Never being one to sidestep a chance to lie, I gladly accepted. There are a few simple rules, and they are:
â€¢ Thank the person who gave this to you. (Thanks, Jeff.)
â€¢ Copy the logo and place it on your blog. (OK, done.)
â€¢ Link to the person who nominated you. (Check.)
â€¢ Tell up to six outrageous lies about yourself, and at least one outrageous truth – or – switch it around and tell six outrageous truths and one outrageous lie. (See below.)
â€¢ Nominate seven â€œCreative Writersâ€ who might have fun coming up with outrageous lies of their own. (Check the end of this post.)
â€¢ Post links to the seven blogs you nominate.
â€¢ Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know that you have nominated them.
After careful thought, I decided that six lies would be too easy, so I have elected to tell six outrageous truths and one outrageous lie. Â The truths are all absolutely true, but please don’t ask me to elaborate on any of them. Can you guess which is the lie?
1.Â During my poker career, I once won a large pot from actor James Woods.
2.Â Back in my musical career, I once played piano behind Jerry Lee Lewis.
3.Â Also, back in my musical career, I often played in a bar in Honduras frequented by “death squad” members.
4. When I was in college, I was in several classes with Bill Clinton.
5. I was arrested in Zimbabwe as a “provocateur”.
6. While in Port Of Spain, Trinidad, I once danced with Miss Trinidad (of the Miss Universe contest, where she went on to finish 2nd).
7. I know, without doubt, who was behind the JFK assassination.
Okay, there you have it. Step right up and take your guess. Meanwhile, the other writers I am nominating are (drum roll, please):
Tom Piccirilli (The Last Kind Words), Morgan St James (The Seven Deadly Samovars), James Scott Bell (Plot & Structure), Charlie Stella (Johnny Porno), John McFetridge (Let It Ride), Vegas Linda Lou (Bastard Husband: A Love Story), links posted to the right.