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This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

I Didn't Lie - the Truth Changed

A man is only as good as his word.

Even by his low standards, it has been quite a week for our Liar in Chief (click here.)
While the following was not the biggest lie he told this week, it is the one that I have been having the most fun with at Buzzy's Country Store:

Thus, whenever someone approached the Buzzy counter with a bag of chips, a soda, or bait to purchase, I would ask to see their ID's. Most folks got the joke and laughed it off.  However, I did have a couple individuals start to look through their wallets or purses to find some form of identification. I then quickly told them that it was a President Trump joke. 

Most folks got it.  However, a couple of folks were completely clueless about the reference which proves again that a lot of what goes on news-wise is totally ignored by many people.

Still, it did manage to generate some attention elsewhere:
All of which leads me to wonder - where did the expression "Liar, liar pants on fire originate?"  There's some explanation having to do with a boy caught smoking by his old man (click here.)  And then there is an explanation that it comes from a William Blake poem "The Liar" which starts and concludes with the following verse:

Remember this tune from The Knickerbockers? (They took their name from a road near their hometown of Bergenfield, New Jersey and no, I am not lying about that!)

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