[lit-ideas] Didn't I tell you so?

  • From: Eric Yost <eyost1132@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 14:49:49 -0400

Paul: If the tests were redone using a bunch of different things, the results would be 'intriguing' to say the least.


* reading Henry Miller --> increase
* reading Djuna Barnes --> decrease
* lecture on 17th century French sarcenet --> decrease
* biking through the countryside --> increase
* biking past the State Penitentiary --> decrease
* unicycling through the countryside --> decrease
* juggling on boats --> increase
* locked in a room staring at swords --> increase
* locked in a room with Arnold Böcklin's Medusa --> decrease
* locked in a room with Cellini's Perseus with Beheaded Medusa --> increase
* Brahms --> increase
* a brightly-lit room with red wallpaper --> increase
* Debussy --> decrease
* reading "September 1, 1939" alone --> decrease
* reading "September 1, 1939" to others --> increase
* kind words from a pretty stranger --> increase
* ridicule from a pretty stranger --> decrease
* making bulleted lists --> decrease
* reading bulleted lists --> increase
* Getting mauled by Panda Bears --> decrease
* Madonna's Material Girl --> increase
* Michelangelo's Madonna of the Stairs --> decrease
* Artur Rubinstein playing Ravel --> decrease
* Sviatoslav Richter playing Ravel --> increase
* the smell of garlic and motor oil --> increase
* any mention of 1974 --> decrease


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