Fact: Parents Are Begging to Be Lied to Every Single Day

The very prospect of parenting a child can seem completely odds with honesty. By wanting so nakedly to raise a decent non-liar person who makes you look good, you are essentially pleading to be told intricately embroidered nonfictions of your own shaping. That's right. When your kid lies to you, rest assured you… » 3/01/15 12:45pm 3/01/15 12:45pm

Your Relationship Is Only As Good as the Lies Holding it Together

If lies are not the glue that binds us, then they are at least the sticky tape. This isn't only true just for us overly sensitive beings who can't face being told what we're really like, but also for lovers who can't stand knowing what our significant others are really thinking (about us). In this arena, some argue… » 2/11/15 4:40pm 2/11/15 4:40pm

Here Are the Most Painful Ways to Learn That Santa Doesn't Exist

I'm going to start with the story of how I learned that Santa didn't exist. It's not a happy story, as these types of stories generally aren't, but I'm laughing about it now. And I hope that the people whose stories were compiled into a list of painful revelations on Buzzfeed are laughing too. Or at least have a good… » 12/24/14 5:00pm 12/24/14 5:00pm

Man's Attempt to Play Gay to Help a Friend Backfires Spectacularly

It started out innocently enough (it always does) — one man pretends to be gay for a single dinner party to help a friend out. As lies do, this one sucked in the friend's family, free time, and living situation. And, before he knew it, the Helpful Man found that the lie had spiraled completely and entirely out of… » 7/21/14 6:15pm 7/21/14 6:15pm

No, Bunnies Don't Rule -- They're Monsters

No matter what you've heard lately, bunnies are not making a comeback. And if they are posing with Cara Delevingne, being read A Perfect Day For Bananabunny, or calling themselves Very Important Fashion Rabbits while being carted around in purses, it's because the bunny lobby and the Illuminati have tricked you into… » 6/13/14 3:00pm 6/13/14 3:00pm

The Most Absurd Lie You've Ever Heard

Welcome to Pissing Contest, a weekly story sharing circle for the the ass-draggiest time of the afternoon on the ass-draggiest time of the last day between you and the weekend. Every week, we'll ask a question, you'll share stories, and we'll pick a winner that's featured in the next week's post. It's like a pyramid… » 5/09/14 4:45pm 5/09/14 4:45pm

How to Catch a Liar (or Become a Really Good One)

I'd like to think that I'm pretty good at spotting a liar. Like this morning, when I went to grab some ice cubes for my cold brew and there was only ONE CUBE left between BOTH TRAYS and I said to the 10-year-old, "Did you put the ice cube trays back in the freezer with only one ice cube left?" and she looked at me… » 4/09/14 4:15pm 4/09/14 4:15pm

Was TrappedAtMyDesk, the Tragic Brain Cancer Victim, Another Web Hoax?

Regular denizens of these parts surely remember a recent installment of "Your Evening Cry" that we subtitled "A Life Told Through Twitter"—it was a subtle, lingering gut-punch of a video that chronicled (via a slideshow of her Twitter feed) a woman named Amanda's tragic battle with brain cancer. The story was… » 2/07/14 5:40pm 2/07/14 5:40pm

Waitress Who Faked Anti-Gay Receipt Also Lied About Giving to Charity

A waitress who collected thousands of dollars worth of donations from well-intentioned internet denizens after a picture of a receipt allegedly containing a homophobic note that actually turned out to be fake went viral promised to donate her ill-gotten gains to charity. Except it now looks like she kinda lied about… » 12/06/13 3:45pm 12/06/13 3:45pm