Fibbing for Fame and Folly


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

And the winner for 2017 is . . .

Dennis A. Mueller

Dennis A. Mueller of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin who wrote, “I worked all morning building the best ground blind of my life. When I went out in the afternoon to go bow hunting I couldn’t find it!”

All this year’s winners are from Wisconsin, the runners up follow in no particular order.

Ed Zillmer, Osseo, WI: “I am getting tired of losing socks in the dryer, but what really bothers me is when I later hear the dryer burp.”

Mark Kolczaski, Burlington, WI: “During the flood of 2017, I was driving though so much water that the DNR pulled me over to check my truck for personal flotation devices.”

Chad Giles, Kenosha, WI: “Growing up, our parents were so cheap, they would take my sister and I to a pet store and tell us it was the zoo.”

Ryan Romenesko, Appleton, WI “My grandfather had 8 kids in 10 years. He would have had more, but he got the flu twice.”

Raymond Baker, Madison, WI: “My doctor told me to increase my fish oil consumption. So I did. So much so I can now breath under water.”

Some entries were submitted too late for this year, so we will roll those over to 2018. To enter the contest, email your entries to or address them to The Burlington Liars Club, P.O. Box 156, Burlington, WI 53105.