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Play WTF? (and win a copy of Fur-Face)


 
WTF, or as I’m sure you already guessed, ‘Where’s The Fib?’ is my little twist on one of those meme thingies which always seem to be doing the rounds (a hat tip to my WritersCoffeeHouse friend, Popple, aka Barbara Custer, who planted the seed of this idea in my head).  
 
Here’s how it works:   
 
In the comments, list four interesting facts and one fib about yourself – please don’t tell anyone which is which yet, that takes place later.
 
The facts and fib must be about you, but otherwise can be about anything you like.  Try to make it hard for folks to guess which item on the list is untrue. 
 
I'll stop taking WTF lists on Monday, June 28th, at 11:59am (US/Eastern).  Later, I’ll post everyone’s lists in the form of poll questions and we can all play ‘Where’s The Fib?’
 
The winner will be the person who correctly identifies the most fibs from the various entries.  In the event of a tie, I'll come up with a way to break the deadlock (possibly involving pistols).
 
As if bragging rights and the sheer joy of taking part weren’t enough, I’m awarding a prize of a free PDF of my debut novel, Fur-Face (or if they've already bought a copy, a Quake eBook of their choice), to both the winner of the contest AND the person whose list is voted the most interesting - this will be a seperate poll question.  In the case of a tie, see above (but possibly with wet haddocks).
 
To give you an idea of the kind of thing I have in mind, here are my four facts and a fib:
 
JonGibbs – which one of these is NOT true? 
 

-          I’ve had my nose broken six times.

-          I knew the individual letters, but I couldn’t recite the alphabet until I was eleven years old.

-          At the age of 16, I worked as a disc jockey in a pub/strip club.

-          I can trace my family name back to 1066, when one of my ancestors, Henry de Guibe, was given lands in England by William the Conqueror.

-          I met Senior Management at a wedding I was filming.

 
How about you?
 
What are your four facts and a fib? 

 



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msstacy13
Jun. 19th, 2010 11:39 am (UTC)
There are so many!
Oh, wait, you said interesting.
That pares it down to a manageable number.
Hmm.
  1. Shakira and I have the same IQ
  2. I talked my state legislature into spending seven million dollars
  3. I declined to accept the Pulitzer Prize because they had given one to Ernest Hemmingway.
  4. I am the only white person I know of to have attended an all-black elementary school
    (Well, technically, it wasn't all black while I attended.)
  5. Ethnically, I am a blend of English, Welsh, Scots, Irish, Pomeranian, Gypsy, Serbian and Jewish
jongibbs
Jun. 19th, 2010 12:00 pm (UTC)
Good list, Stacy. Thanks for sharing :)
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baggyk
Jun. 19th, 2010 11:59 am (UTC)
Kate Baggott - Which one of these is not true:

1. I've spent a night in jail.
2. I speak three languages badly and English quite well.
3. I was a virgin until I got married.
4. I was a published poet at 16 or 17.
5. I've hated peas since nursery school.
jongibbs
Jun. 19th, 2010 12:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Kate :)
darkspires
Jun. 19th, 2010 12:20 pm (UTC)
Elizabeth Hull

1. I met the dh on a biology class field trip.
2. I am mildly dyslexic.
3. I won class year prize,(a book of my choice), in second grade for an essay about a slime green pond and chose to recieve Alice in Wonderland.
4. I have visited all Canadian Provinces except two, but none of the Territories.
5. I hate spiders.
jongibbs
Jun. 19th, 2010 01:46 pm (UTC)
Another toughie. I've a feeling these are going to be harder than I thought :)
tracy_d74
Jun. 19th, 2010 12:36 pm (UTC)
You are so freaking brilliant. I've played this before. Except the last time I played it if you lost you had to strip. (Glad to see you're not playing that version ;))

1. I used to compete in Spanish poetry and drama competitions.
2. I met Janet Jackson in the Atlanta airport.
3. When I was a kid, I had a doll that moved around on its own.
4. I used to throw up if I drank orange juice by itself.
5. I drank my first beer when I was four.
jongibbs
Jun. 19th, 2010 01:46 pm (UTC)
Lol, if #5 is true, that would explain a lot :P
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maryjdal
Jun. 19th, 2010 01:32 pm (UTC)
These are really hard to spot the fib.
Great idea, Jon!
1. My father was the seventh son of a seventh son.
2. The store I once worked at was robbed at gunpoint (rifle point) during a snow storm. I was the only one working at the time.
3. I had my spleen removed when I was fourteen.
4. When I was a child I was terrified of cameras and would never look into one when asked.
5. I was in a play in grade six which was written and directed by my now husband. The teacher cut the play short because of improper dialogue.
jongibbs
Jun. 19th, 2010 01:47 pm (UTC)
Good list, Mary. Thanks for playing :)
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jongibbs
Jun. 19th, 2010 01:48 pm (UTC)
Hehehe, I really hope #1 is true. I'd love to hear the story behind that one :)
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jongibbs
Jun. 19th, 2010 05:09 pm (UTC)
Hehehe, you'll just have to wait and see, but I assure you, four of them are true :)
karen_w_newton
Jun. 19th, 2010 03:54 pm (UTC)
1. I never wore a two-piece bathing suit because I have an embarrassing birthmark on my stomach.
2. I have written more novels than short stories (16 to 6).
3. I used to be the librarian for the Distilled Spirits Council of the US.
4. I have a 4-harness loom in my basement.
5. My mother was a hula girl.


jongibbs
Jun. 19th, 2010 05:10 pm (UTC)
Great list! :)
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asakiyume
Jun. 19th, 2010 03:57 pm (UTC)
Glib Jon Gibb, he told a fib
And cleverly expressed it
He hid it in unlikely truths
And said, "now I've confessed it."

Six times! Aren't you lowballing that number?

(too shy!)



Edited at 2010-06-19 07:59 pm (UTC)
jongibbs
Jun. 19th, 2010 05:11 pm (UTC)
Lol, isn't it cheating when you have to change my name to make it rhyme? :P
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celestialgldfsh
Jun. 19th, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC)
1. As a young girl, I wanted to be Popeye when I grew up.
2. My husband is a nuclear reactor operator.
3. I had cats named Horse and Adventure.
4. I'm known for my colorful fingernails.
5. My uncle was murdered on an episode of Magnum P.I.
jongibbs
Jun. 19th, 2010 05:13 pm (UTC)
Excellent! I shall have fun trying to spot the fib amongst that lot :)
debikm
Jun. 19th, 2010 05:14 pm (UTC)
This sounds like fun! Here we go:

1. I could read before I started kindergarten.
2. The only type of animal I have NOT worked with in my job are aquatic animals.
3. I am (distantly) related to Henry VIII.
4. I didn't get married until I was 38.
5. I have the ICAO phonetic alphabet memorized.



Edited at 2010-06-19 09:18 pm (UTC)
jongibbs
Jun. 19th, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
Ooh, so many great lists! this is going to be loads of fun :)
eneit
Jun. 19th, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking the fib is about Henry de Guibe. Though I was also thinking six was a lot of times to break one's nose. *g* Although, apparently Paula Abdul broke her nose trying to avoid a dog - are there many chihuahuas near whee you live?
eneit
Jun. 19th, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
BTW
I'm taking this and running with it on my own lj *g* Linking back to here of course
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jongibbs
Jun. 19th, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC)
Interesting list, Irene :) What's a WAC?
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rose_lemberg
Jun. 19th, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
Ok, I'll play.

1. I studied well over 20 languages, living and dead.
2. I am color-blind.
3. People who eat my stuffed cabbage once are cursed to crave it for ever and ever.
4. I cannot drive, ride a bike, or swim, because something in my head is wired wrong.
5. My great-great-grandfather was taken out to the forest and staked as a vampire.
jongibbs
Jun. 20th, 2010 05:43 am (UTC)
After reading about your poor ancestor, I'm really hoping it was the languages in #1 that were dead and not you ;)

PS: Now I've got this vision in my head of you counting them up: 'One language, twe languages, three languages...ah, ah ah...'
bogwitch64
Jun. 19th, 2010 10:07 pm (UTC)
Four truths and a fib, huh?
1.I went to my senior prom, graduated, got married and had a baby all in the same year.
2.I told off Bozo (onstage!) for being mean to my starstruck brother.
3.I was a runner up in Little Miss America, 1969.
4.I went missing on Jones Beach (Long Island) for nearly an hour when I was two. The lifeguards made everyone get out of the water so they could search for my dead little body. The story has a happy ending. I wasn't dead at all, just playing in a hole someone had dug and I'd stumbled into.
5.I used to babysit for Tara Reid.
jongibbs
Jun. 20th, 2010 05:44 am (UTC)
Ooh, good list!

Thanks for playing, Terri :)
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