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Unbelievable Stories – 2 Tall Tales

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Whoppers, tall tales, BS: we’ve all heard our share.  There comes a time when someone tells you a tale so ridiculous, you don’t really care if it’s true or not.  You let it be.  You let it soak in.  You make eye contact, smile, and nod; inwardly greatful that someone shared such a thing with you.  Something you can share with others. 

 

 This guy, an acquaintance, sits next to me at work while he’s waiting for his girlfriend to show up.  He shares with me two stories.  Well, I only remember two of them.  There was one in there about shooting a buck, but I can’t quite recall.  Anyway, the two that survived went a little something like this:

“When I was in high school, there was this guy.  A real prick.  He didn’t like me, and I didn’t like him.  Byron Totters: I’ll never forget him.  I was making my way across the football field one day.  It was after the archery club had already done their thing.  I had my back to a group of twerps that were putting their equipment away when someone yelled,

‘Gabriel!  Watch out!’

I turned around, and as soon as I did, I was able to catch an arrow 6 inches from my chest.  I threw it on the ground.  Then, I just stared Byron down.  He was the only one holding a bow.  He was pale as a ghost.  I wasn’t scared.  I knew he wasn’t ever gonna try something that dumb ever again.”

The second story he told me involved a computer.

“I downloaded this program from a secret site that has anything you can think of.  Thousand-dollar software, movies that haven’t even made it to the theater.  You name it, they have it.  My computer’s pretty fast, but I wanted it to go faster.  I downloaded this program that’s supposed to make your processor go a hundred times quicker.  After I installed it, and started using it, things were crazy fast for about 20 seconds.  Then I heard buzzing from the computer, like something was spinning out of control.

Then BOOM!  

You would have thought that a shotgun blast came from my room.  It came from the computer.  This program blew up my processor.  The metal case for the computer was bowed out on one side.  When I opened it up, there was all this soot inside from the explosion.  I’ll never do that again.” 

What’s surprising is that out of both of those stories, the one people call out as complete bull is the one about the computer.

What do you think?  Let us know about crazy tales you’ve heard about by leaving them in the comments or linking to your own blog.

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. Cat Schwamm
    Posted Monday, April 6, 2009 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    I once knew a girl who was trying to impress me by telling me that she did a science experiment in which astronauts took some of her plants into space. Additionally, this girl had degrees from two prestigious schools at the tender age of 22, despite living in a trailer and not being able to work an automatic espresso machine.

    Additionally, that's like something from a movie, the computer blowing up. That doesn't really happen. Except sometimes.

    http://i.gizmodo.com/5200464/man-burnt-to-death...

  2. Posted Monday, April 6, 2009 at 11:29 pm | Permalink

    Laptops can be a whole different story.

  3. bradleyjond
    Posted Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 3:29 am | Permalink

    Laptops can be a whole different story.

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