Tvpartyw419 They say, “The truth shall set you free,”

but a quality lie might have kept you from getting caught in the first place.

Unfortunately, there are people like Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) of Lie to Me, airing Wednesdays on Fox. He’s an expert on reading facial expressions and tics

and all the stuff that gives us away once we’ve decided to make honesty “Option

B.” So, if recent politics have taught us anything, it’s that we all need to

become better liars. So call your friends and neighbors and have them Lie to



Setting the scene:

Modern and slightly clinical, the Lightman

Group offices are a cool and open space featuring beautifully minimalist

furniture and walls covered in very cool up-close

photos of faces in a variety of different expressions. Take 50 photos of you in

a variety of moods, blow them up and hang them in large groups. The effect is

very dramatic and might be cool enough to keep up (especially if you are

narcissistic). During commercial breaks, the series fades out using pictures of

politicians and celebrities in a variety of humorous expressions, so why not

search the Internet for such photos to create a large collage of them and drive

the point home? During breaks play “Faces in the News” or “Who’s Telling the

Truth?” from the show’s official Web site.

Party favors should include books from Dr. Paul Ekman, one

of the world’s foremost behavioral scientists, who is a consultant on Lie to




It really doesn’t matter what you wear; you

look great in everything. Trust us, those jeans do not make your butt look fat.


On the menu:

Until we learn how to make a batch of

sodium pentathol in the form of chocolate chip cookies,

just serve eggs Benedict in

honor of one of our more notorious scoundrels. For a beverage, we suggest our

own concoction called “truth serum”: one part Blue Curacao, one part Prosecco,

one small ice cube and one drop of Hershey’s chocolate syrup. The truth is it might taste awful.


On the hi-fi:

Would I Lie to You? by Eurythmics, Policy of Truth by Depeche Mode, Liar Liar by the Castaways, Bed of Lies by Matchbox Twenty, That’s a Lie by LL Cool J, Honesty by Billy Joel, Liar by Three Dog Night, Little Lies by Fleetwood Mac, Hail to the Chief by the U.S. Air Force Concert Band.


The showstopper:

Until Ruth Madoff makes her and Bernie’s

Manhattan penthouse available for parties, why not move this shindig to where

the show is set, Washington, D.C., where a politician once

famously said “I cannot tell a lie,” then built a city on them?