The Burlington Liars Club, which began in 1929 as a lighthearted way to honor the creativity and humor of good exaggeration, said it received almost 500 entries this year.
The runners-up include this line from Ellen Everts of New London: “My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying.”
Online searches find dozens of references to the cemetery quote… That’s no big deal, said Milz, a Liars Club member for three years. The club is about lighthearted fun and passing on good humor, not being constrained by strict regulations, he said.
Read the full AP article in the January 1, 2011 edition of the Times Herald.