Did the Liar of the Year Lie About the Lie?

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If your head still isn’t spinning from the headline, please read on.

NewsFeed recently reported on the Burlington Liars Club’s lie of the year, which went to David Milz of Bristol, Milwaukee, for this line: “I almost had a psychic girlfriend but she left me before we met.” Notwithstanding the fact that it wasn’t strictly speaking a lie but an attempt at humor, news now reaches us that Milz might have been ever so economical with the truth and — GASP! — lifted it from a comedian called Steven Wright.

But Milz maintains that he’s in the right, telling the AP that, “I don’t know who he is. “I came up with it independently. I’m sure it’s original to him but this was original to us.”

Ed Impens, the club’s vice president, doesn’t seem particularly perturbed. “We don’t have the resources to check every entry to see if someone has said it before,” he said. “We’re not going to worry about it. I think you’re making a big deal out of nothing, personally.” Or, in other words, don’t stop us if you’ve heard this one before. (via AP)