Yesterday, I received a challenge. Not a regular everyday challenge, such as “Nathan, I challenge you to eat a dozen eggs in one sitting.” No, that’s chump change.
This challenge came way of Sandi at Ahhsome. You can read her original post here. Apparently, the people who create chain letters have decided blogs are not exempt from this type of annoyance and have created a blog chain.
The challenge comes in the form of a three lies and a truth game. If you don’t know how this works, I tell three truths and a lie. Then, you, with your razor sharp wit and quick thinking, try to figure out which is a truth.
Without further ado, the contest begins.
1. I am friends with Burt Reynolds
Early in 2003, out of boredom, I went to the Labette County fair in Kansas. Amidst the shacks selling funnel cakes and farm animals being paraded about, I happened upon a man. His mustache shone in the midafternoon sun, gleaming across the fair. This man was Burt Reynolds.
I proceeded to offer to buy him a Turkey Leg. Surprisingly, the man agreed. We proceeded to have a lengthy discussion. To this day, I count this as the day my friendship with Burt Reynolds began.
#2 I walked across the Mississippi River
On vacation with my family one year, we came across the river of legends: The Mississippi River.
The water crashed upon the rocks as we looked on. Without thinking, ten year old me, along with the rest of my family, began to remove our shoes and socks. As if drawn to the water, we slowly walked towards it. When we neared the edge, we didn’t stop we kept walking, reaching the other side of the treacherous waters.
We then realized our shoes were on the other side and proceeded to walk back across
#3 I have seen the movie BioDome 57 times
I have seen this movie more times than anyone else ever, including Pauly Shore. I can quote all Stephen Baldwin‘s dialogue, all the creativity of Pauly Shore’s makes his dialogue significantly more difficult.
#4 I tried out for the Kansas City Royals
Every year, the Kansas City Royals hold open tryouts. I arrived to a park in Kansas City, MO early on that April morning. The dew hung on the grass.
The pitcher looked in and worked from the windup. The ball seemed to hang in the air forever.
I took my step and pushed the bat through the zone. I, of course, missed and looked stupid.
So now you must decide which one of these stories is true.
I will be passing this along to my dear friends as well.
- What The Hell Is Going On During This Burt Reynolds Interview? [Video] (deadspin.com)
- The Situation Totally Looks Like Pauly Shore (totallylookslike.icanhascheezburger.com)
- Happy 75th birthday Burt Reynolds (pbpulse.com)
- Ex-stuntman Hal Needham’s book reveals secrets of stars (pbpulse.com)
- Burt Reynolds’ advice on hosting the Oscars: Don’t get too cocky! (pbpulse.com)