Two truths and a lie - thread

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  1. GopherT

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    We had fun with this at an impromptu happy-hour last night with people I spoke to dozens of times on the phone but never met face-to-face.


    Here are the rules (modified for a forum).

    - Members wishing to post about themselves: Check if there are any active (less than 24-hours-old) descriptions of a member. If not, create a post describing three things about yourself. two true and one lie. The more believable/interesting the items are the better (or, the more outlandish all three might be the better). If there is a recent post by someone, become a commenter until the next day. Members can disclose which is a lie or which is true at any time. No minimum waiting time, no maximum waiting time. They can disclose in 10 minutes or never (I think a few hours is about right). Feel free to delete your original post(s) any time.

    - Commenters/Guessers: All members can comment/guess which is a lie or discuss the true statements for 24 hours after a description is posted. Don't be afraid to let this off-topic conversation run off topic. Don't use the QUOTE button or usernames. If a member wants to delete the description of himself, there should be opportunity to make a clean delete without worrying about quoted snips. (I hope an Mod or two can help us keep this clean if needed).

    If nobody else goes in the next few hours, I will start.
     
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  2. cmartinez

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    Sounds like fun... but I'd like to see some examples first before participating.
     
  3. GopherT

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    I've had dinner with 7 Nobel prize winners

    I've never taken a calculus class

    I turned down a job offer from Apple
     
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  4. Sinus23

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    I've never cheated on a test.

    I drive a big ass car.

    I've made more than 1000 song ideas that are at least 1 minute long.


    Am I doing this right...

    But to guess Gophers lie I would say its a tie between the 7 Nobel winners and the apple job offer...And I could still be wrong ;)
     
  5. Hypatia's Protege

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    --Edited for ease of reference and anonymity--

    Please note that, as per request, the username is redacted in the the above quoted text:)

    Well, clearly, assertion #2 is false inasmuch as all 'technical folk' will have had basic mathematics instruction...?

    That said #3 and especially #1 are impressive claims:cool:

    Best regards
    HP:)
     
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  6. Hypatia's Protege

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    I'm going with #2 as the falsehood inasmuch as large automobiles seem inconsistent with your stated locale?

    Best regards
    HP:)
     
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  7. Sinus23

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    Well not so much because there are plenty of large vehicles here but maybe/most likely it was the way I worded the statement that gave it away.

    "Big ass car" Who says that ;)
     
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  8. Sinus23

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    Hypatia it's your turn to leave us baffled :)
     
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  9. Hypatia's Protege

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    As I read the OP, we're supposed to await previous poster's disclosure of their false statements (or 24 hours - whichever comes first) prior to posting new 'posers' --- Inasmuch as the 'disclosure statement' for post #3 is pending -- it seems I'm 'saved' by a technicality (for the nonce);););):D

    Best regards
    HP:)
     
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  11. Hypatia's Protege

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    I'm going with statement #2 (as the falsehood) inasmuch as its 'form' varies from the others (To wit: #2 is a statement of preference whereas the others are accounts of personal experience)... -- How'd I do?:D

    Best regards
    HP:)
     
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  12. GopherT

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    I've had dinner with 7 Nobel Prize winners in chemistry (not all at the same time and four of the dinners occurred before the professors won the prize - nonetheless, the sentance is still true.

    My undergraduate degree is biology and, therefore, no calculus courses were required. The calculus that I do know came from a summer of self-study to pass the qualifying exams for grad school (Chemistry). By the way, there is no need for calculus on the General GRE or the Chemistry-GRE test and almost none on the American Chemical Society Standardized Subject Tests. Getting though Group Theory and Quantum Mechanics were a challenge but my wife was a good tutor.

    I have been to 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, CA for design support on new materials (still used in some Apple products) but I never applied for a job there (nor been offered a position).

    Thanks for guessing @Hypatia's Protege
     
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  13. nsaspook

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    1) Drank a beer while flying in a military helicopter while on duty near Oman in the Arabian Sea.

    2) Reported a UFO caused receiver station blackout while stationed in Key West.

    3) Like Pabst Blue Ribbon beer.
     
  14. Sinus23

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    1)If I understand this correctly you were not the one that was operating the helicopter so that could be true.(if you smuggled the beer with you on board there is)

    2) Was that after drinking a couple more of them beers?;)

    3)Since I've never tasted that brand of beer I can't be sure if it's top notch or piss so...?

    It's a hard one. :cool:
     
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  16. GopherT

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  17. bushrat

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    You got it..
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    On profile page, it says : Duluth, MN
    I just moved here from Chicago. I'm new to the area. So far, Ra-Elco is my candy store..
     
  20. nsaspook

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    I was only following orders but you're right, we could have saved it to patch a hole or crack in that old VN era airframe.
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