The Human Lie Detector
Monday, November 07, 2005
(SNN Washington) Yesterday on “Meet the Press”, Senator Tom Coburn made an unbelievable announcement. Much like Robert Deniro in “Meet the Parents”, he is a human lie detector.
The bombshell was dropped during a conversation with the show’s main character, Tim Russert. The Senator explained why he was satisfied with John Roberts. “I've tried to use my medical skills of observation of body language to ascertain your uncomfortableness and ill at ease with questions and responses. I will tell you that I am very pleased both in my observational capabilities as a physician to know that your answers have been honest and forthright as I watch the rest of your body respond to the stress that you're under.”
Of course, with the similar name, it is quite obvious that “Meet the Press” is a cheap television knockoff of “Meet the Parents. Up until now, they have been very careful not to steal any plot hooks from the original movie. However, with the show having a “human lie detector” it is quite obvious that they have run out of plot ideas. At this point, it is unlikely that the show will remain on the air much longer.
Of course, even the best lie detector tests can be beaten by the self-deluded and psychopaths. It is more than likely possible that this “human lie detector” bit is just a red herring and they are setting up Roberts to show his true colors in the next season.
I know what you are up to because I can smell you!
I can't figure why we need Abu Ghraib and Gitmo at all.
Between President Bush's ability to peer into people's souls through their eyes, and Senator Coburn's interesting medical training, we should be able to clear up most criminal activities at once.