Billy Joel famously explained, Honesty is such a lonely word. Everyone is so untrue. But some people are more untrue than others, which brings us to the unusual case of Christopher Massimine, who lies and lies and lies. Some of his lies are big. Most are small. Many are pointless. “He told friends he had ascended Mount Everest from Tibet (he was actually in a hotel room in Cambodia) and attended Burning Man (on closer examination, his photographs proved to have been taken in Queens). He told journalists he was born in Italy. (New Jersey.) He told school friends his birthday was in September. (May.) He told his wife he was having an affair with Kourtney Kardashian. (Not true.)” Is it a bad habit or a mental illness? That depends on what you want to believe. NYT (Gift Article): Can This Man Stop Lying? (I swear, this story is not set in Mar-a-Lago…)

+ If you missed it yesterday, I had a few quick thoughts on the mainstreaming of antisemitism. Don’t Look Away.