Our friend Shark has always embellished a little. Well, actually a lot. In fact, I don't think he's ever given a statement without blowing it out of proportion. But, even with all the BS he gives out, he is extremely good natured about it - he realizes that we know he is full of it, but still does it out of sheer entertainment value.
A colleague, Blender had just come back from the dentist, where they extolled the value of the motorized toothbrush. He started a little rant about it, and all of us (Shark, Magnum, Lothar, Meatball, Mile High, and myself) listened in. Then Shark got involved.
Shark: "You know, I don't have to go to the dentist anymore. I have teeth like a horse. Plus, I've got this amazing toothbrush that does everything, and using that, I don't need to go. It's won awards and everything!"
The rest of us: "What awards has it won?"
Shark: "It's that big one...you know, very famous...it was the Pulitzer prize"
Blender: "Really!? That's amazing! What did it write?"
Shark: "Oh, wait, no, it wasn't the Pulitzer, it was the other one. The other big one."
Us: "The Nobel Prize?"
Shark: "Yeah! That's it!"
Needless to say, we just left it at that.
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