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BS: Storytelling ideas - liar competition.?

Mr Red 17 May 03 - 06:43 AM
EBarnacle1 17 May 03 - 09:31 AM
Amos 17 May 03 - 10:12 AM
katlaughing 17 May 03 - 10:13 AM
Bobert 17 May 03 - 10:29 AM
Rapparee 17 May 03 - 01:12 PM
GUEST 17 May 03 - 01:20 PM
wilco 17 May 03 - 01:39 PM
wilco 17 May 03 - 01:48 PM
GUEST 17 May 03 - 01:57 PM
greg stephens 17 May 03 - 06:28 PM
GUEST,Et 17 May 03 - 11:26 PM
Hillheader 18 May 03 - 02:58 AM
Rapparee 18 May 03 - 04:08 PM
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Subject: BS: Storytelling ideas - liar competition.?
From: Mr Red
Date: 17 May 03 - 06:43 AM

A friend who runs a story-telling club is planning a liars' night and asked me for more ideas. The ones she has been told are:

1) Get a local vicar/policeman/magistrate to adjudicate on the most convincing liar telling their own stories.

2) Get people to bring stories in on paper, throw them in a hat and get others at random to read them out.

So - truthfully now, what ideas have 'catters got on formatting liar nights?


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Subject: RE: BS: Storytelling ideas - liar competition.?
From: EBarnacle1
Date: 17 May 03 - 09:31 AM

Let people present their own material. The presentation is more effective that way. Besides, if someone had an investment in another tale, he [or she] might subtly sabotage the picked piece.

I have a feeling that it's not in the New York area but where is this going to be?


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Subject: RE: BS: Storytelling ideas - liar competition.?
From: Amos
Date: 17 May 03 - 10:12 AM

Or let them read from behind a black velvet curtain....


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Subject: RE: BS: Storytelling ideas - liar competition.?
From: katlaughing
Date: 17 May 03 - 10:13 AM

They could also dress the part.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storytelling ideas - liar competition.?
From: Bobert
Date: 17 May 03 - 10:29 AM

A "liars" competition has been an anual state event here in Wes Ginny and occurs in the Charleston. We have a state sponsored folk magazine entitled "Goldenseal" which prints the top three stories every year and the folks at Goldenseal can most definately put you in touch with the organizers. I'm sure they can provide you with an organization roadmap.

The Goldenseal phone number is (304) 558-0220. Their email address is goldenseal@wvculture.org and their website is www.wvculture.org/goldenseal.

Good luck.

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: Storytelling ideas - liar competition.?
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 May 03 - 01:12 PM

They run for office and make speeches...and if elected...well!

Let them read their own work, or, better, do it without notes. The audience should judge. The more laughs and groans, the higher the score. If, though, the audience is left stunned and semi-comatose, that person wins hands down!


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Subject: RE: BS: Storytelling ideas - liar competition.?
From: GUEST
Date: 17 May 03 - 01:20 PM

i think a liar's competition would be fun....would love to try it myself...but well nothing like that around these here parts...


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Subject: RE: BS: Storytelling ideas - liar competition.?
From: wilco
Date: 17 May 03 - 01:39 PM

We do this regularly down here in Tennessee; however, we had a problem last year, with a "sore loser," that probaly doomed our tradition of having a liar's contest at our festival. The guy refused to concede! He actually got violent.
    He was telling some tale about going fishing with his coon hound, and the darn dog diving out of the boat, when the dog saw a bass. The dog never came back up, and the guy skinned down, dive-in, and found that the dog had treed a catfish in a hole under a stump. The guy had to start a fire to smoke the fish out.
    It didn't even place, and he got mad. He was a complete ass, screaming and cussing, threatening to sue, threatening me (the head judge) with a beating, etc.
    I told him that we settled these disputes internally, with a "liar's 'chicken' contest," an old mountain custom, which consists of the two parties in the dispute standing opposite to one another, close enough to kick one another. You take turns at kicking one another in the crotch, until one concedes. The disputer has to take the first shot, so I hauled off and gave him a knee right in the family jewels. Then, as he lay moaning on the ground, I conceded, and declared him the winner.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storytelling ideas - liar competition.?
From: wilco
Date: 17 May 03 - 01:48 PM

I should be ashamed of myself.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storytelling ideas - liar competition.?
From: GUEST
Date: 17 May 03 - 01:57 PM

for lying about a liar's competition?? BG


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Subject: RE: BS: Storytelling ideas - liar competition.?
From: greg stephens
Date: 17 May 03 - 06:28 PM

The biggest one in England is up at wasdale head in Cumberland. I won in 1993, the prize was £1000, and I had the money in my pocket in a plastic cash bag from the Natwest when I went outside to have a little cuddle with the landlady's daughter by the beck. There was a flash flood came out of nowhere and washed me and her stark naked into Wast Water, and my trousers went I dont no where. And the extraordinary thing is my brother was fishing off Ravenglass two days later and got a seven pound seabass, and in its gut was the cashbag. and he said it had £500 in it which he gave me back. Bastard liar, I knew damn well it was a grand.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storytelling ideas - liar competition.?
From: GUEST,Et
Date: 17 May 03 - 11:26 PM

With apologies to Art theme for stealing his punchline..I'm afraid I couldn't enter a liar's contest...I never told a lie in my life (and of course, that one won the contest hands down!)

Elain


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Subject: RE: BS: Storytelling ideas - liar competition.?
From: Hillheader
Date: 18 May 03 - 02:58 AM

Wilco & Greg

I witnessed both incidents and if you need formal corroboration let me know.

Davebhoy


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Subject: RE: BS: Storytelling ideas - liar competition.?
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 May 03 - 04:08 PM

Being born and raised in Illinois, land of Honest Abe and Beloved Daley, where the truth is held sacred and is never, ever, distained, my word is considered sacrosanct. So, like all good folks from the Sucker State, I will swear to the truth of whoever pays the most.


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