Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Telling Whoppers

Q: How can you tell when Preznit Chimpy is lying?

A: His lips are moving

Okay, that's an old joke but there are subtle ways of determining when people are lying and according to a study conducted by researchers at Queen Margaret University College in Edinburgh, men (more so than women) tend to pause or hesitate when they tell lies.

"When it comes to lying...if you are having to create something, you would want to pause longer because you would want to be careful about what you are going to say," according to an article in the News Telegraph.

Now, I've noticed that, unless he has a script to read, Preznit Chimpy, has a lot of pauses in his semi-coherent phrases. Do you suppose he would actually be fluent if he spoke the truth?

Lying has become so chic under this administration that youngsters are told blatant falsehoods about sex (you can get AIDS from tears and sweat, or you can become pregnant through mutual masterbation).

In a time of universal deception, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.