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.