On Sunday, I explained that we're putting to a scientific test the power of words. The experiment was a week old yesterday afternoon, and there are developments.
First and least importantly, Monday Me came pack from cyberspace against all odds. It turns out that if you do accidentally delete Photo Booth videos from a mac, they WILL turn up in the trash…after a long delay, perhaps 12 hours or more. This is a relatively unknown phenomenon. In fact, I should probably go post it on some computer geek forum as I did NOT learn this fact from anywhere online, but from my own personal mac authority--a savvy college student who has been dabbling in macs probably since birth. But none of this is the point.
In truth, I did not hasten to post the video, as, in the final analysis it just wasn't as important as I first thought. I actually preferred chalking the whole thing up to New Journalism and carrying on.
However, in light of my next news tidbit, I am going to post the video at the end here as an, er, postscript due to the fact that the experiment is yielding results, and it's probably key to show my methodology.
Here is the "good"/"blessed"/"happy" rice:
And here is the "bad'/"cursed"/"sad" rice:
That black dot began forming on Saturday. I know this is all about words, but I am nearly speechless. Nearly. I mean, time will tell where this thing will head, but it is, literally, food for thought.
I will keep you updated on future developments.
For now, I will leave you with Monday Me. And please--talk back. What do you make of this?