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"What have you been up to?"
Tags:tall tale, tall tales, long story, long stories, tale, tales, story, stories, come home late, coming home late, wife, wives, scold, scolds, scolding, nag, nags, nagging, return home, returning home, suspicious, suspicion, suspicions, police line, police lines, husband, husbands, late night, late nights, late, tardy, tardiness, punctual, punctuality
Why One's Parents Got Married
Captain Eddie's New Boat:'The insurance company laughed last year when I insisted on adding Kraken coverage.'
"When life gives me lemons, I know twenty-six ways to kill a man with a lemon."
Tags:lemon, lemons, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade, making lemonade, makes lemonade, brag, brags, bragging, boast, boasts, boasting, tall tale, tall tales, barfly, barflies, bar fly, bar flies, bar scene, bar scenes, friend, friends, friendship, friendships, kill, kills, killing, killer, killers, murder, murders, hired killer, hired killers
Tags:tabloid, tabloids, finance, finances, financial, financial market, financial markets, newspaper, newspapers, checkout, checkouts, supermarket checkout, supermarket checkouts, tall tale, tall tales, wild story, tabloid story, tabloid stories, financial paper, paper of record, papers of record, mass appeal, wide appeal, lowest common denominator, marketing
Tags:gullible, gullibility, cereal, cereals, breakfast cereal, breakfast cereals, breakfast, breakfasts, believer, believers, credulous, credulity, ad, ads, advert, adverts, advertisement, advertisements, advertising, sales pitch, sales pitches, deceive, deceives, deception, tall tale, tall tales, wild story, wild stories, unlikely, fraud, fraudulent, fraudulent claim, fraudulent claims, health benefit, health benefits, healthy food, healthy foods, processed food, processed foods
"I just spoon-fed the media a pound of really old salmon."
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"Grandpa says there's a frozen mosquito trapped inside every snowflake."
'Every time he tells this story the Fisherman gets smaller.'
"It appears to be a heroic hunting epic followed by a retraction."
Tags:hunt, hunts, hunting, hunter, hunters, retraction, retractions, tall tale, tall tales, exaggerate, exaggerates, exaggerating, exaggeration, exaggerations, epic, epics, epic tale, epic tales, hero, heroes, heroic, cave painting, cave paintings, cave drawing, cave drawings, cave art, neolithic, archaeology, archaeologist, archaeologists, hunt, hunts, hunter, hunters, hunting, journalist, journalists, journalism, newspaper, newspapers, retract, retracts, retracting
"Is it true Dad...is the Earth really made of bleu cheese?"
"And, for those of you that want to relive your school days, our retirement community has a walking trail that is uphill both ways."
"You all start out as little robots and we keep adding things."
Fisherman catches the Big Fish
'The needle was THIS big!'
The Boy who Cried Sheep
Tags:boy who cried wolf, they boy who cried wolf, understate, understatement, understatements, underreact, bedtime story, bedtime stories, allegory, allegories, tall tales, tall tale, ufo, ufos, extra terrestrial, extra terrestrials, u.f.o., alien, aliens, alien invasion, alien invasions, flying saucer, flying saucers, children, child, youth, youths, adolescent, adolescence, backyard, backyards, playtime
"We'll have to pick this up later. My plane just went down, sharks ate my personal assistant, and apparently I'm winning some kind of surfing competition."
Tags:surf, surfs, surfing competition, surfing competitions, distraction, distractions, cellphone, cellphones, cell phone, cell phones, mobile, mobiles, phone, phones, crash, crashes, plane crash, plane crashes, conversation, conversations, distraction, distractions, business call, business calls, airplane, airplanes, aeroplane, aeroplanes, personal assistant, personal assistants, absentminded, tall tale, tall tales
The Ballad of Wooly Pete
"Only one guy ever escaped from me before I could get him into the finance office. A guy by the name of Houdini."
Tags:car, cars, car salesman, car salesmen, salesman, salesmen, used car, used cars, used car salesmen, brag, brags, bragging, braggart, braggarts, boast, boasts, boasting, big fish story, big fish stories, tall tale, tall tales, escape artist, escape artists, magician, magicians, houdini, illusionist, illusionists
A Little Knowledge
Tags:tall tale, tall tales, television, televisions, how they work, how it works, knowledge, don't know, mom, moms, mother, mothers, wild story, wild stories, make up a story, making up a story, question, questions, parent, parents, parenting, crazy story, crazy stories, explanation, explanations, feign knowledge, feigning knowledge, feign, feigns, mystery, mysteries, mystery of life, mysteries of life, satellite tv, satellite television, fibre-optic, fibre-optic cable, fibre-optic cables
"...and the dung was this big!.... No...elephant, actually."
'So there we were, driving to day care, when our van was attacked by a giant squid.'
"So I break free and I swear that hook was this big."
Tags:pecos bill, tall tale, tall tales, western, westerns, myth, myths, mythology, mythological figure, mythological figures, bildungsroman, come of age, comes of age, coming of age, novel, novels, autobiography, autobiographies, biography, biographies, biographer, biographers, portmanteau, portmanteaus, outlaw, outlaws, cowboy, cowboys, legend, lgends, legendary, lore, publisher, publishers, publishing
A Salmon Lie