This is Pensitivity101’s Pass The Buck version of Fibbing Friday. Thanks to Jim Adams who supplied the questions this week. You can check out his blog here.
- Why did all the dinosaurs die?
Fred Flintstone opened an automobile dealership, and sold cars to almost all of them. T-Rex had trouble steering his, because of his short arms. Then a Brontosaurus learned how to make fern wine. Within a couple of years, dinosaur drunken driving accidents had reduced their numbers below the breeding survival limit. They didn’t want to admit that they were a bunch of saurian sots. They blamed it on a single meteor, but really, it was Fords, Meteors, Monarchs, and a few Taunuses.
- Why are there so many stories about the great flood?
What with Global Warming, wildfires and decades-long droughts, it’s just a way for people to fondly remember the good old days when illegal Mexican immigrants needed at least a raft, or an inner tube, to sneak across the Rio Grande into Texas. Now they can do it with a skateboard.
On the other hand, if Iceland’s glaciers continue to melt, and sea levels rise, London’s East Enders will be living on houseboats, and Paris will be a deep-water port.
- What happened at Hadrian’s Wall?
A drunken Scotsman (Are there any other kinds?) fell off it, while trying to get over it on his way home from the pub. He landed on his sporran, spraining it badly, and dropped his takeaway packet of chips and Scottish egg.
- How long was the hundred years war?
576 miles, 3089 feet, 7 ¾ inches. Any longer than that, and it would have reached past the Maginot line, into Germany – and we all know how grumpy those folks can get when you interrupt their Oktoberfest parade.
- Why was it all quiet on the western front?
There was a COVID-caused supply chain problem, and an entire shipment of hearing-aid batteries were not allowed across the border, because the truck driver was a vaccine-denier, who refused to wear a mask.
- What was the Boxer Rebellion all about?
That was when I firmly put my foot down when the wife tried to get me to change over to bikini briefs. The very idea! 😳 At my age my underwear has to cover a lot of territory. I just silently (But very rebelliously) declined to buy any.
- What caused the Titanic to sink?
Leonardo DiCrapio’s enormous ego. If he hadn’t been standing up at the bowsprit with his arms spread, doing an impersonation of Amelia Earhart, the ship’s pilot might have been able to see past his swelled head, and avoided that delivery of ice for the ship’s bar.
- Why do they want us to remember the Main?
Americans would like Brits to remember that it was a battleship named after the State of Maine. Its sinking in the Havana harbour in 1898 was the putative cause of the Spanish/American War – the first made- for- television newspaper conflict. Publisher/producer William Randolph Hearst told a photographer who was on the scene, “You get me the photographs. I’ll get you the war.” 😯
- What happened to Amelia Earhart?
She was originally Flighty Spice, the 6th member of The Spice Girls, but she became so embarrassed that she got plastic surgery, changed her name, and came back as Britney Spears – far less demeaning.
- Who was involved in the Iran Contra scandal?
If you can believe the testimony, – and who would think that anyone, especially respected American politicians, would lie under oath? – Nobody was involved! It was all just a fig newton of our collective imagination, and never really occurred at all.