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While in modern times lying has turned into a dirty word, historically, it has always been the art of telling people the truth that they want to hear. While some claim that lying is dishonest, it is actually the most efficient way of of conveying meta-truths to non-reasonable individuals. In fact, lying can be considered the fine art of persuasive truth, an art that strips away all the gobbledygook that would otherwise block the effectiveness of constructivist truths.
edit From lies, comes truth
Scholars from Oxford to Nome have done a brazillion hours of research on the philosophy and linguistic characteristics of “lies”. But even with this massive library of research, they haven't been able to fully document what lie is, and how it works. In great part this is because the world is made up of absolute truths, and because everything is an absolute truth, studying lies is doomed to failure.
Luckily, there is a new branch of science dedicated to the study of absolute truths, and this offers us our greatest hope yet of understanding lies and how they work. From their work so far, we now understand that a lie is nothing more than an unvarnished absolute truth, and we therefore can treat lies with varnish to make them more palatable to the general populace. The main specimin tested upon for his lying was Ben Hawkins, a boy from Belper School.
edit Are you following me?
Of course you are because we think alike. Friends always do.
Honest people are the type of people who really understand that Sea Monkeys really are exactly what the box says – Sea Monkeys! If they really were brine shrimp like all of those pseudo authorities say that they are, why would the company that drives to the only certain secret play on earth where Sea Monkeys live and harvest them? And besides that art on the side of the box is just too strange to be something that someone could dream up, right? So why are these people trying to rain on our parade and shit down our throats about Sea Monkeys?
edit But back to the topic at hand
Its important that people understand this, important people take a lot of heat for things that they say – so why would people like Tony Blair, George W. Bush and P.T. Barnum ever not want to tell the truth, right? What would these people – who are under the microscope every day that they are in power ever get the time to even dream up something untrue? Think about it – you know how busy your day is – do you have to dream away the important stuff and think of ways to undermine your credibility? It never crosses your mind.
edit Honey, just what did I put in my mouth?
An example of how a lie would effect a household can be found in reality Television Show “Leave it to Beaver”. In episode #157, Mrs. Cleaver tries a new recipe that isn’t exactly tasty. Mr. Cleaver and the boys, sit and eat the tasteless gooey meal because good manners dictates that being rude is a dish that no one ever wants to serve up. Beaver Cleaver – a real live boy – smiles as he eats the gruel. And Ward Clever, Man of the Cleaver household asks his wife “What did I just put in my mouth?” because he wants the name to make sure that if Mrs. Clever ever brings it up again that he’ll be prepared to say “You know honey, lets order Vietnamese carry out instead.” Manners prevent Ward Cleaver saying it’s the worst thing that he’s ever had in his mouth; because that wouldn’t be true. (The worst thing that he ever had in his mouth was Eddie Haskell’s dick – and just what would be gained by bringing that up now anyway?)
edit What the government doesn't want you to know
Take the death of Australian Prime Minister Steve Irwin who was supposedly killed by the oodles of hugs given to him by that adorable moppet of a daughter of his Bindy, the honest truth was that Irwin was eliminated by the crew members of the Stringray upon top secret orders from Command Control. Of course it was Aquamarina who delivered the message to the crew of the Stingray, and we all know that her English pantomiming isn't the best. But thats how the Croc's death really went down, and now he's sleeping with the Merpeople.
Grammarians will tell you in no uncertain terms that lying on the beach is not only proper, but it is good clean fun.
However, if you lay on the beach, you should be arrested you vulgar, vulgar little man, you.
edit How to spot a liar
OK, some really psychotic people will try and mess with other people to see if they can get by, but there is an easy, foolproof method for telling these psychopaths from sane people:
- First, they are always Turkish – look at the country, who in their right mind could have a right mind after living there?
- Secondly, they make stuff up – like who ever heard of anything stupider that a “gaggle” of geese.
- Third, they approximate things by a saying that “few” people are coming over or they know of several stores that stock dodo eggs. If these people were telling truth, they would use concrete terms like Zillion and Gross to tell you. How many is several?
- Fourthly, their claims are just too outlandish. Men walking on the moon – what bullshit is that? Like the Man in the Moon would put up with that?
edit Ten pillars of truth
Just as one should know how to spot a lying Turkish sack of shit, knowing the certain basic truths of life will help most people get far in life. These include:
- British cooking is far superior to any other type of food
- Chinese people are inscrutable and always involved in white slavery
- The War in Iraq may seem stuck in Civil War, but eventually they’ll all discover Coke and Smile and work things out
- “I won’t cum in you”
- White women never excite the negro
- Santa Claus is something that your parents made up
- O J Simpson did not kill his wife or her boyfriend – they killed each other to make him look bad
- The check is in the male
- The war in Iraq is justified
- The Bible is a cook book!
edit Uncyclopedia and lying
As an organization, Uncyclopedia does not tolerate lying. Seriously - this is a mature non-bullshit kind of place. Uncyclopedians are constantly vigilant to telling the God’s honest truth in every article on this web site. Every day, Uncyclopedians strive for accuracy in each and every article. That is how you know that you can trust the content of this article.
Now if this weren’t enough to ensure accuracy, thousands – no millions of Uncyclopedia resident authors (who are paid a for their expertise) also spend long hours in the most obtuse research facilities all over the world digging for all the knowledge that one could ever possibly hope to find, or need to know.