Reading Minds for the UCC Psychological Society

Scotty PosterThis week, I’ll be performing and lecturing for the UCC Psychological Society.  Last Friday, in order to promote the show, I was a guest on The Rock Block on UCC 98.3FM, hosted by Conor Crowley and Robbie Byrne.  The crux of the interview centered around a locked and sealed box that I delivered to Conor five days prior to the interview.  Inside this box were exactly ten predictions which I claimed would appear in The Irish Daily Mail on the day of the interview.  My first prediction was a direct hit.  I predicted the weather summary on page two would read: “cloudy and damp.”  (I start with the easy ones!)

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Of the remaining nine predictions, there were direct hits (Lady Buttons to finish sixth in the 4:00 race) as well as a complete miss (a picture of fit, elderly ladies with a giant cheque on page 41).  The rest fell somewhere between direct and eerily nearly direct hits like my prediction for the Rugby page (“Brian O’Driscoll Exposes Self” which turned out, in actuality, to read “O’Driscoll Exposes the Insecurities Which Drove Him On”) and my prediction for page three (“Great Legs, Flat Tummy” which actually read “Killer Heels and a Lot of Leg but No Bump as Princess Kate Returns to Work”).

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Along the way, there was fun conversation and some great music.  They even played Smells Like Teen Spirit for me one and a half times.  (The half was an accident.)  I recreated a sketch, virtually stroke for stroke, which Conor had drawn in secret and sealed in an envelope several days earlier, and I taught Trudy to read Robbie’s mind.  It was a lot of fun and I am looking forward to the show this Wednesday at The Cyprus Avenue at 8:00!

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You can hear the interview portions of the radio program (and Smells Like Teen Spirit) below:

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