Listen, at our old job one day, we were walking through the hall when we almost literally ran into one of our favorite writers on this planet, Charlie Pierce. We were startled by the whole situation. He writes some of the best sentences in the world. Anyways, in the tizzy, he got this idea that we were from Cleveland, Ohio.
We’re sure Cleveland, Ohio is lovely and all, but we have never been to Cleveland, Ohio.
For the next few months, anytime we saw Charlie Pierce walking through the hallway, he would ask about Cleveland, Ohio. We would pretend to know about Cleveland, Ohio. One day, he asked about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and we decided it would be best if we elaborated on it, thinking that if we were from the Cleveland, Ohio we must know a lot about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
“Yeah, you know that giant Aerosmith tongue that they have? That thing’s awesome,” we said.
There is, apparently, no giant Aerosmith tongue at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Charlie Pierce never talked to us again.
This is a long way of saying that you should watch this TED Talk about How to Spot a Liar. It would’ve saved Charlie Pierce about seven minutes of his life.