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I convinced my relatively intelligent friend that Napoleon was black.
Are you good at deadpanning?
i once convinced a friend that it was written in the rules that girls on univeristy challenge had to be frumpy and unattractive
I'm well on my way to mastering this. It's all about blurring the lines between the incredible and the incredulous, and delivering it as if it were something resembling the unarguable truth, yet with a hint of humility. Or something. Doesn't come across at all on the internet though. Helps to have a quick wit and a vivid imagination too.
you can trick people into believing anything. Well, nearly.
i ca convince people of almost anything. i've got the whole thing DOWN TO A T. it helps a lot when people know you for being really clever, though, makes them believe anything.
ms riddles has a son called ridley. STILL.
my friend thought for about a year that ricky from the kaiser cheifs was a tranny called vicky. I AM THE BEST.
He was Sicillian. Have you not seen True Romance?
It is all explained brilliantly in that film.
that the middle of an onion is deadly poisonous. She freaked out and nearly threw away her entire pan of frying onions. She also believed that yacht was pronounced "y-ah-sht" in England.
I'd start laughing and give the game away. I've got no control over my laughter, if I think something's funny, I have to laugh.
my huge beaming grin would give the game away, for sure
The last term flew by. I've just got exams and accomodation for next year to worry about now. I'm back home at the moment though. How's France?
Was in Exeter a coupla weeks back, got voted onto the Erasmus society committee for next year :) Yay! Whereabouts might you be living? I've gotta put a cheque and the contracts in the post this week, actually... Make sure you relax during the hols!
I am actually a rampant Catholic.
There's been other stuff, but ah cannae mind it the now.
and my mam was like really HARDCORE JEWISH and stuff.
& she was like 'well it could be true, she's got dark hair and a big nose' i was like FFS.
I'm not sure enough of myself with fooling clever people, but others and younger people I can take. I once told a friend and his friend about that guy who wanted to legally marry an animated character and said something about how he would make himself two dimensional if he could but the technology didn't exist yet, and my friend's friend and I convinced our friend that the technology was possible, but just still being worked on. He got sort of upset about it.
that one of the buildings in one of the colleges in Oxford was made entirely out of plastic.
I find the trick to this is gradually (and casually) supplying supplementary details - in this case, I claimed that the building was called the "Ware Building", named after Mr Tupper Ware, founder of Tupperware, who had ploughed some of his enormous fortune back into a research institute into advanced use of plastics. If anyone questioned that "Tupper" was a real name, I assured them it was the "male form of Tipper", as in Tipper Gore (wife of Al).
I'm full of admiration for the "Napoleon was Black" one. That's good deadpanning.