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The Lie...

Which one was a lie?



If you haven't guessed yet or read the [ :: Which one is a lie? :: ] post... well, that's the link. :D



a)  Sitting in a smoke filled bar in the deepest parts of Amsterdams overnight club zone... I looked up from the ridiculous reefer that had just been passed to me to see Arlo Guthrie bobbing his head to the sounds of Led Zeps just released "In The Evening".
True: When I was eighteen I went to Amsterdam to visit my brother who lived there for a while... We were in a bar called (and I'm sure I'll spell this wrong but...) "The Oxhoft"... it opened at midnight and stayed open till dawn.  Arlo was there... enjoying himself.

b) Handcuffed and flanked by two DC police officers, I was led through a sea of rush hour subway travellers, heading to one of several squad cars arranged at the top of the stairs... waiting to transport my fellow crime lords and I to the station for a wee stay behind bars... Of course, while walking past the endless commuters below the Pentagon I just had to say "yup... we bad" in an Eddy Murphy voice... this earned me a rather swift cuff across the top of my head...
True: bwaahahahaha... oh man... I wrote this all up a long time ago and I guess I should have added it to my memories... because I can't find it... Two friends and I were visiting DC and we got busted for trespassing in the subway system... it's a long story but we thought we were being chased through this scary passage way zone by a crazy person and when it appeared that we were going to be trapped... we set our own trap and captured our pursuer... unfortunately it was a metro policeman that we tackled... very bad thing... I ended up spending a half a day in a cell without my shoelaces... because I might hang myself for trespassing... and paying fine.

c) Stepping out of the dressing room I shared with the other pages, I could see rudolph nureyev down the hall... talking to some scantily clad woman... then suddenly he pulls back and absolutely clocks her.  Shaken (not stirred) she yells at him in french and storms off...  An hour later we are both on the stage of Canada's National Arts Center... he's playing the lead in the National Ballet of Canada's Giselle production with Karen Kain played ... well... Giselle. I was a page to the queen... just a wee little bit of a boy..
True: Oh how I was tormented as a youngster... hahaha... My mom taught Ballet and I was in it too for a couple of years in like grade 4 and 5.  In there somewhere came a call for children to play bit parts in a National Ballet performance of Don Juan and Giselle.  I was a mourner in Don Juan and a page to the queen in Giselle... and rudolph is a very strange person... We did a whole series of performance and I got paid!!! Something about a union ...

d) Clearly having had too much to drink... I stumbled away from the crowd and followed the edge of the wall until I found a door.  The sounds of YES "live in the round" played on in the background but I couldn't care less... I needed a washroom.  Not sure how I managed it... but I found one - and it was on the wrong side of a group of big guys that keep the riff raff out.  After throwing up for ages... and then cleaning up... I lit a smoke and headed out into the hall... I was swept up by a group of women, and a few guys heading to a back room... waiting for Rick Wakeman to come back after the show.  I chowed down on the finger foods and spent considerable energy lying my ass off to the groupies about being part of the road crew...
False: I don't drink... did a few times when I was a teenager but only got falling down drunk once and no way would I have missed a Yes concert.  We did see Yes "in the round" and it some kind of a big deal that Rick Wakeman (sp?) was appearing with the band.

e) Tipping my hat to all the people who say "just act like you belong"... when I stopped to snap a picture of their offices... I stepped up to the group of visiting Korean businessmen lined up for a picture out front of HP Galactic Core (headquarters in Palo Alto) and "made like I belonged"... in fact I gave the guide my camera and asked for another picture with the group.  There was much bowing and business card exchanging and everyone had a grand time... no idea what was happening... but I kept smiling and laughing... so they did too... and I'm in all of their Group Photos.
True: bwaahahahahahahahahaha!
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