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20th Sep '16 4:30:26 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Literature/AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt''. The time-travelling protagonist discovers that all the Knights of the Round Table are like this -- it being improper to question the truth of any tale of bravery, no matter how ridiculous.

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* ''Literature/AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt''. The time-travelling protagonist discovers that all the Knights of the Round Table are like this -- it being improper to question the truth of any tale of bravery, no matter how ridiculous. This may be due, as he finds out the hard way, to it also being improper to question the word or sanity of a questgiver...
18th Sep '16 2:16:09 PM shokoshu
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* German strip "Ottifanten" has Grandpa Bommel, who likes to self-insert into history, much to the despair of his son.

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* German strip "Ottifanten" ''ComicStrip/{{Ottifanten}}'' has Grandpa Bommel, who likes to self-insert into history, much to the despair of his son.
18th Sep '16 2:15:09 PM shokoshu
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* German strip "Ottifanten" has Grandpa Bommel, who likes to self-insert into history, much to the despair of his son.
18th Sep '16 2:09:09 PM shokoshu
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* A classic chess anecdote involves Alexandre Louis Deschapelles trying to play a match agains the top British players. The British negotiator Perigal was not impressed and reported: "M. Deschapelles is the greatest chess player in France; M. Deschapelles is the greatest whist player in France; M. Deschapelles is the greatest billiards player in France; M. Deschapelles is the greatest pumpkin-grower in France; M. Deschapelles is the greatest liar in France."
9th Sep '16 12:15:17 AM GoblinCipher
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* ''Film/SinbadTheSailor'': At the start of the movie, Sinbad regales a skeptical audience with tales of his voyages, [[LargeHam hamming it up magnificently,]] and [[FramingDevice then begins to tell the tale of his latest voyage to Daryabar.]] At the end of the movie he showers his audience with coins and jewels he retrieved from Daryabar, proving he was not merely boasting of his adventures.

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* ''Film/SinbadTheSailor'': At the start of the movie, Sinbad regales a skeptical audience with tales of his voyages, [[LargeHam hamming it up magnificently,]] and [[FramingDevice then begins to tell the tale of his latest voyage to Daryabar.]] At the end of the movie he showers his audience with coins and jewels he retrieved from Daryabar, proving he was not merely boasting of fabricating his adventures.
30th Aug '16 4:51:18 PM Duffan
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* The old man in ''The Time of Your Life'' identified in the DramatisPersonae as "Kit Carson" (which may or may not be his name). Among his many stories is one about herding cattle on a bicycle in Toledo, Ohio in the year 1918, when a hurricane struck the town and left him floating northwest sitting on the roof of a house. [[Spoiler: The play ends with him telling the story of having killed a man in San Francisco, 1938, because he didn't like the way he talked to ladies. Since that's the present day and a vice cop was just murdered outside after harassing a woman in the bar, the characters believe this one.]]

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* The old man in ''The Time of Your Life'' identified in the DramatisPersonae as "Kit Carson" (which may or may not be his name). Among his many stories is one about herding cattle on a bicycle in Toledo, Ohio in the year 1918, when a hurricane struck the town and left him floating northwest sitting on the roof of a house. [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: The play ends with him telling the story of having killed a man in San Francisco, 1938, because he didn't like the way he talked to ladies. Since that's the present day and a vice cop was just murdered outside after harassing a woman in the bar, the characters believe this one.]]
26th Aug '16 3:19:50 AM TheCuza
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* Water taxi operator Hap Shaughnessy from ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'' would make the Baron pale in comparison and seem downright believable. No matter what mundane a task or humdrum a story you have, he always "remembers" how he used to be involved in it "back in the (decade)", and his stories will inevitably involve dozens of famous political or sports figures who he shamed with his masterful skill, or how he invented some incredibly common household item such as the TV or Christmas lights. Why, inventing Christmas lights even got him awarded the Medal of Honor from General Montgomery himself!

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* Water taxi operator Hap Shaughnessy from ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'' would make the Baron pale in comparison and seem downright believable. No matter what mundane a task or humdrum a story you have, he always "remembers" how he used to be involved in it "back in the (decade)", and his stories will inevitably involve dozens of famous political or sports figures who he shamed with his masterful skill, or how he invented some incredibly common household item such as the TV or Christmas lights. Why, inventing The circumstances that led to his invention of Christmas lights even got him awarded the Medal of Honor from General Montgomery himself!
26th Aug '16 3:17:16 AM TheCuza
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* Water taxi operator Hap Shaughnessy from ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'' would make the Baron pale in comparison and seem downright believable. No matter what mundane a task or humdrum a story you have, he always "remembers" how he used to be involved in it "back in the (decade)", and his stories will inevitably involve dozens of famous political or sports figures who he shamed with his masterful skill, or how he invented some incredibly common household item such as the TV or Christmas lights (that one got him awarded the Medal of Honor from General Montgomery himself).

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* Water taxi operator Hap Shaughnessy from ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'' would make the Baron pale in comparison and seem downright believable. No matter what mundane a task or humdrum a story you have, he always "remembers" how he used to be involved in it "back in the (decade)", and his stories will inevitably involve dozens of famous political or sports figures who he shamed with his masterful skill, or how he invented some incredibly common household item such as the TV or Christmas lights. Why, inventing Christmas lights (that one even got him awarded the Medal of Honor from General Montgomery himself).himself!
7th Jul '16 2:44:16 PM DaibhidC
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* In Creator/GKChesterton's 'The Paradoxes of Mr Pond'', Mr Pond's friend Captain Gahagan is like this. One of the paradoxes is that Gahagan is a very honest man who tells wanton and unnecessary lies; a dishonest man lies for a reason, and Gahagan's tales of sea-serpents and giants are clearly told for no real reason whatsoever, least of all to be believed.

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* In Creator/GKChesterton's 'The ''The Paradoxes of Mr Pond'', Mr Pond's friend Captain Gahagan is like this. One of the paradoxes is that Gahagan is a very honest man who tells wanton and unnecessary lies; a dishonest man lies for a reason, and Gahagan's tales of sea-serpents and giants are clearly told for no real reason whatsoever, least of all to be believed. "And when a thing is obviously untrue, it is obviously not a lie."
7th Jul '16 2:43:29 PM DaibhidC
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* In Creator/GKChesterton's 'The Paradoxes of Mr Pond'', Mr Pond's friend Captain Gahagan is like this. One of Mr Pond's paradoxes is that Gahagan is a very honest man who tells wanton and unnecessary lies; a dishonest man lies for a reason, and "when a thing is obviously untrue, it is not a lie."

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* In Creator/GKChesterton's 'The Paradoxes of Mr Pond'', Mr Pond's friend Captain Gahagan is like this. One of Mr Pond's the paradoxes is that Gahagan is a very honest man who tells wanton and unnecessary lies; a dishonest man lies for a reason, and "when a thing is obviously untrue, it is not a lie."Gahagan's tales of sea-serpents and giants are clearly told for no real reason whatsoever, least of all to be believed.
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