If you lie about something often enough, it eventually becomes the truth. The Bush Administration has already demonstrated this to perfection, of course.
Based on this insight, I’m conducting a psychological experiment. The experiment is I take a generic, plain-looking guy, lie repeatedly that he’s very good-looking, and then see when people start thinking of that guy as physically attractive. The subject I chose for this experiment is me.
Which is why I keep lying about how good-looking I am. The theory is if I do this often enough, eventually you’ll think to yourself, “Wow, Meng suddenly looks very attractive today, I don’t know why”.
And when that happens, let me know, so I can collect the data. I’m very scientifically-minded, even thought I’m obviously very good-looking.