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Library shelf signs: 'Factual and Fiction. . .Stretching the truth and Outright lies'
My Bookshelf Before the Internet
Tags:search, searches, searching, internet search, internet searches, fact, facts, factoid, factoids, book, books, bookshelf, bookshelves, paranoid, paranoia, common search, common searches, grammar, grammar mistake, grammar mistakes, diagnosis, diagnose, diagnosing, social media, tip, tips, life hack, life hacks, analog, digital, analogue, digital world, modern life, modern lives, modern time, modern times, ex, exes, stalk, stalks, stalking, directions, asking directions, gps, millennial, millennials, gen x, generation x
"Is that you talking or Wikipedia?"
'C'mon get it straight.'
"These days we try not to focus on 'facts'."
Tags:fact, facts, fact checker, fact checkers, fact checking, fake news, propaganda, spin, spin doctor, spin doctors, headteacher, headteachers, principal, principals, parent-teacher conference, parent/teacher conference, parents' night, discipline, kid, kids, school, schools, modern life, politics, media coverage
"Denise, for this afternoon's meeting, get some facts and place them at my fingertips."
"Excellent, excellent. A ﬁne blend of truths, half-truths, and blatant falsehoods."
Tags:washington, washington d.c., capitol hill, white house, government, government, politics, politician, politicians, president, presidents, aid, aids, speechwriter, speechwriters, speech, speeches, political, truth, truths, fact, facts, promise, promises, half-truth, half-truths, falsehood, falsehoods, lie, lies, liar, liars, lying, dishonesty, dishonesty, ethics, unethical, misleading, corrupt, corruption, scandal, scandals, doctored, official, officials, spin, spin doctor, spin doctors, pr, p.r., public relations, crooked, underhanded, sneaky, hiding, manipulating, manipulative, manipulation, obfuscation, obfuscating, american politics, american government, united states, us, u.s., united states of america, usa, u.s.a., america, modern politics, modern life
The Man Who Knew Way Too Much
Tags:know too much, knows too much, knowing too much, useless fact, useless facts, knowledge, trivia, trivial, fact, facts, factoid, factoids, annoying, annoyance, annoyances, social pariah, social pariahs, pariah, pariahs, outcast, outcasts, social outcast, social outcasts, know-it-all, know-it-alls, nosy, nosey, nosiness, butt in, butts in, butting in, gossip, gossips, gossiping, grapevine, grapevines, rumor mill, rumor mills, rumour mill, rumour mills
"As your chosen autobiographical ghostwriter, let me state up front that if I want any input from you, I'll ask for it."
Tags:ghostwriter, ghostwriters, autobiography, autobiographies, autobiographer, autobiographers, writer, writers, author, authors, fact, fiction, non fiction, non-fiction, non-fictions, non fictions, literary project, literary projects, ghostwriting, celeb, celebs, celebrity, celebrities, ink slinger, ink slingers, interview, interviews, subject matter, subject matters
"Caldwell know whereof he speaks. At least until around eight-thirty or nine."
Tags:drink, drinks, drinking, drinker, drinkers, heavy drinker, heavy drinkers, alcohol, alcoholic, alcoholics, bar, bars, barfly, barflies, bar fly, bar flies, bartender, bartenders, pub, pubs, hangout, hangouts, expert, experts, expertise, area of expertise, areas of expertise, fact, facts, factoid, factoids, information, wise, wisdom, lecture, lectures, lecturing, drunk, drunks
Fact-finding Tour Inside Joe's Head
"Oh, c'mon. I wasn't that terrible!"
Tags:moby dick, melville, herman melville, villain, villains, villainous, hero, heroes, heroic, biography, biographies, white whale, white whales, biographical, misrepresent, misrepresents, misrepresenting, misrepresentation, misrepresentations, fact, facts, factual account, factual accounts, book, books, reader, readers, reading, personal info, personal information, whale, whales, harpoon, harpoons, harpooning
Before the Internet
Tags:internet, trivia, trivia question, trivia questions, world wide web, search engine, search engines, factoid, factoids, fact, facts, useless fact, useless facts, knowledge, quiz, quizzes, pub quiz, pub quizzes, bar quiz, bar quizzes, useless knowledge, actor, actors, nagging question, nagging questions, question, questions, query, queries, search, searches, lack of knowledge, old tv show, old tv shows, nostalgia, nostalgic
"Did you know 'fajitas' is Spanish for 'tiny girdles'?"
Tags:date, dating, dates, first dates, first date, awkward date, awkward dates, awkward, facts, boring facts, interesting facts, incorrect facts, fact, lie, lies, lying, lying to impress, trying to impress, impress, impressive, unimpressive, fajita, fajitas, food, mexican food, restaurant, resaurants, mexican restaurant, mexican restaurants, food lover, food lovers, foodie, foodies, etymology, fake, fake fact, fake facts, fakes, dinner, dinners, dinner date, dinner dates
'Hey, that line's moving a lot faster!'
Nonfiction, taken out of context, fiction.
"A man walked by carrying a large package and almost bumped into a guy with a briefcase. An M-7 bus just went by. It was fairly full. Traffic is moderately heavy. There are people using all four phones, with one woman waiting. This is Phil Michaels reporting, live, for WTNY, all the news, just the news, all day long."
Tags:news, reporter, reporters, journalist, journalists, journalism, local news, local news outlet, local news outlets, bias, biased, journalistic bias, unbiased, just the facts, fact, facts, stick to the facts, sticking to the facts, say what you see, local reporter, local reporters, no news, news cycle, news cycles, 24 hour news cycle, 24 hour news cycles, msm, mainstream media, reporting, reporting live
"Buzz bats left, throws right, and supports limited military involvement in Bosnia."
Tags:leisure, sports, government, media, bosnia, fact, facts, fun fact, fun facts, baseball, baseball player, baseball players, factoid, factoids, stat, stats, useless stat, useless stats, statistic, statistics, useless statistic, political opinion, political opinions, military intervention, interventionist, interventionists, mankoff
'All this 'history' stuff you teach about - is it based on actual events?'
"The Chaetodon capistratus, commonly known as the four-eyed butterfly fish, is monogamous."
Introducing...The Smart-Ass Phone
Tags:digital assistant, digital assistants, fact, facts, factoid, factoids, smartphone, smartphones, smart phone, smart phones, phone, phones, smart device, smart devices, mobile, mobiles, cell phone, cell phones, waste of time, wastes of time, sarcasm, sarcastic, singularity, the singularity, smart alec, smart aleck, ironic, irony, sense of humor, senses of humor, ai, artificial intelligence, search engine, search engines, innovation, innovations, app, apps, application, applications
The Tree of Information
Tags:tree of knowledge, tree, trees, garden of eden, eve, adam & eve, apple, apples, fact, facts, factoid, factoids, information, information desk, information desks, help, helps, helpful, obliging, serpent, serpents, bible story, bible stories, genesis, book of genesis, informant, informants, teacher, teachers, nutrition, nutrition fact, nutrition facts
"I'm sorry, Jeannie, your answer was correct, but Kevin shouted his incorrect answer over yours, so he gets the points."
Tags:facts, fact, true, truth, shout, shouting, loud, loudest, ignorant, ignorance, ignoring, arrogant, arrogance, politics, political, discourse, political discourse, discussion, discussion, discussed, post-truth, alternative facts, alternative, alternative fact, fake news, fake-news, lies, lied, game, game show, game-show, game shows, quiz, quizzes, absurd, parallel, parallels
'Overwhelm the facts with interpretation and have it on my desk Thursday.'