I just had to use that title. It’s so catchy and sensational sounding isn’t it? And I am not stretching the truth one bit. How do I know? Because I watched Tony Stewart take a polygraph live on the internet.
It was an advertising stunt by sponsor Burger King- Tony was hooked to a polygraph machine, being read by a professional polygraph reader guy and was asked a series of questions…first a couple easy ones to calibrate the machine (Is your name Tony Stewart? Is Your Birthday May 20?) and then he was asked a question that he was told to lie on (Do you wear women’s underwear?). The webcast was emceed by NASCAR pit reporter Matt Yokum…who provided banter and prompted Tony to answer a couple of questions more indepthly. Tony was peppered with a variety of questions asked by fans including: Do you own a pair of Estrada Sunglasses? (No not yet) Have you done donuts on public property? (yes many times) Have you opened christmas presents on Christmas eve? (Yes- was he suppose to? No) Do you sing in the shower? (Yes). Did you fail your drivers test? (No) Have you ever cried after losing a race? (Yes)
Then they moved on to the big money questions- Tony’s feelings on the whopper. When he was asked if he has had one his way? He answered Yes-No pickle no onion (to which I say no onion? Really? Why?) which he passed. Of course he said YES to the question of DO YOU LOVE THE WHOPPER? And he defintely passed that one.
I admit that I struggled with whether or not the polygraph was really live but I do have to say it was a humorous spectacle to watch even if it wasn’t. I think he or at least his people knew which questions would be asked…even if it was live. Either way though, I have to give props to Tony for sliding some lies in there. We all know now that he might be commando under that firesuit- depending on the status of his laundry that week- while driving around the track checking the stands for hotties during the warm up and caution laps.
**UPDATED: Ok I should have included this: They are still streaming the polygraph if you want to catch it at Truthabouttony.com Right now they seem to have it on a continuous loop but it looks like it says on the page they are working on getting an on-demand version of it on their site! Go watch…you can find out if Tony had a special toy or blanket as a kid…if he can walk past a mirror without checking himself out…if he uses hair conditioner….