March 20, 2002
The only real problem with most mundane lies is that they’re used for a PURPOSE, generally for ducking some sort of responsibility. An ABSURD lie, one with no possible purpose save perpetuating chaos and rubbing people’s noses in their own fear and confusion, can be fucking funny under the right circumstances. False biographical info (so long as it isn’t for the purpose of self-mythology, which ducks responsibility for one’s own lack of anything fresh to bring to the table), false advertising (so long as there’s no profit motive), playing strangers against each other. Do these things, and enjoy them big.