Fibbing for Fame and Folly


This illustration by John Schmelzer appeared in the December 1986 issue of Ford Times.


The committee has met and are happy to announce the best liars of 2015! When it comes to telling a tall tale, Wisconsin can once again take top honors.

Gene O'Brien

Gene O’Brien

The winning lie was submitted by Gene O’Brien of Waupaca, WI:
“I grew up in a family with sixteen children. I never got to sleep alone until I got married!”

Second place goes to Neil Everts of New London, WI:
“It has been so dry here that the river is only running every other day.”

Third place honors go to Jill Rozell of Burlington, WI:
“According to research presented at the 2015 World Climate Summit, a major climate shift occurred as the result of hot flashes experienced when the Baby Boomers reached menopause.”

Congratulations to the winners!

There is no cost to enter and the contest is open to anyone except politicians, as we consider them professionals.

Email your entries to or address them to The Burlington Liars Club, P.O. Box 156, Burlngton, WI 53105. If you or someone you know, would like to become an official card carrying member of the Burlington Liars’ Club, please include $1.00 along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope.