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 Monday 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

Pumpkin Spice Is Still Total Bullshit

OMG, you guys! Pumpkin spice season is almost over! Does that make you sad? Are you crying? Well, drink your salty tears, fool, because that's all you deserve for buying into this ridiculous lie that you've been living since the first time you ordered a pumpkin spice latte. That's right, A LIE. Pumpkin spice doesn't… » 11/14/13 1:20pm 11/14/13 1:20pm

Breast Implants May Improve Women's Sex Lives, Says Very Dubious Study

Today in "UM, OKAY": a new study from Brazil has found that getting breast implants may alter a woman's sex life for the better. One caveat, though: women who developed stretch marks after receiving implants did not experience any improvement in their sex lives. Brazil, please stop lying. It is unbecoming. » 10/14/13 7:10pm 10/14/13 7:10pm

What's the Weirdest Lie A Love Interest Has Ever Told You?

No relationship is entirely devoid of secrets; I once went out with a guy for 6 months without him knowing where I lived (I forget why I did this; I was 24 and now that I think of it, the whole thing may have been an experiment? I don't know). But whoever said all's fair in love and war has obviously never attempted… » 10/10/13 5:10pm 10/10/13 5:10pm

Do You Lie About Having Read Classic Books? This Guide Can Help!

A recent study in the UK showed that 62% of adults lie about having read the classics in order to appear more intelligent. Women lied about reading more than men did (though men were more likely to brag about fake academic achievements), probably because we're better at deceit even though our brains are smaller. » 9/12/13 5:20pm 9/12/13 5:20pm

Everyone's a Liar. The World Is Stitched Together With Lies.

Everyone's a liar. It's unavoidable. Right? Of course, there are lies and there are LIES. At least, that's what we are told. Putting it that way makes it seem like there is some kind of clear distinction to be made, doesn't it? There isn't. People tell you growing up that there are "white lies" — things you say to… » 5/18/13 5:00pm 5/18/13 5:00pm

Men Twice As Likely To Use Workplace Bereavement Days To Play Hooky

In last year's Sundance movie The Lie, a man who plays hooky from work tells his boss that his kid is sick. Later, under duress, he blurts out, shockingly, that the baby has died—and the remainder of the film deals with the consequences. As it turns out, that premise is more realistic than you might have imagined: 26%… » 12/23/12 1:30pm 12/23/12 1:30pm

Crisis Pregnancy Centers Makes Parents Study the Bible to Receive Baby…

Crisis pregnancy centers are faith-based clinics that masquerade as legitimate women's health centers but are really run by anti-abortion advocates who lure in low-income women with promises of free (and vague) medical care but don't actually provide them with or refer for abortions and contraception. They don't like… » 11/30/12 7:00pm 11/30/12 7:00pm

The Only Way to Get a Kid to Do Stuff Is With Lies, So I Hope You’re…

Newsflash: Kids don't do stuff just because you say so. You have to make them. There's a couple of ways to do that. You can force them, which is a time-tested technique for raising a sociopath. You can gently coax, which is great mostly, as long as you are never ever in a hurry and have the patience of a golden… » 10/08/12 4:30pm 10/08/12 4:30pm

San Francisco Will Be the First City In the Country to Make Crisis…

Last year, San Francisco became the first city in California to go after crisis pregnancy centers, faith-based non-profits that are often purposely vague about the services they offer in hopes of luring in pregnant women who expect to hear non-biased information about all of their options, but instead receive… » 10/04/12 4:15pm 10/04/12 4:15pm