Me and an old friend used to have an inside joke we used to play after hours at bars, where we would pretend to be Navy Seals, because it seemed like any reporter would believe you and print it in their newspaper without checking, even though it's easy to debunk with a quick phone call.
Well, the new version of this is claiming you were a "UFC Champ."
For evidence, take a look at a story published today by the Star Tribune, the biggest daily newspaper in Minnesota, in which James Mullen claims to have been a champ of the UFC.
To hear James Mullen tell about his victories on the Ultimate Fighting Championship tour -- the "no-holds-barred" full-contact martial arts bouts -- you first have to hear about the match he lost.
"I wrestled with the Lord, and he won," said Mullen, 39. "I was seeking fame and exultation and all the things that went with it. Then I realized that it wasn't my glory I should be living for. It's his glory."
James Mullen? you ask. You don't remember any UFC Champ named James Mullen.