Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Psychic vegetables.


I've put forward some views in the past that some see as lunacy.

They'll be relieved, no doubt, to find that I'm not quite the believe-everything gullible fool they think I am.

I won't be investigating this.

There are limits.


Dr. Brainiac said...

Bwahahahahaa! Just like the i-ching - but different.

Romulus Crowe said...

I thought that too - it's just like the old 'throwing sticks' types of divination that have been around for millenia. Except when you make it specifically asparagus, it sounds odd.

It would help, perhaps, if I liked asparagus. I don't. So I won't buy any to test this because I can't eat the stuff afterwards. I think asparagus was designed to be a packaging material, not a food. Certainly not an oracle.

If only it worked with chips (French-fries to the rebel colonists aross the sea). I'd try it all the time.

I-Ching is interesting but runes give more specific answers and are therefore more testable. I'm still trying out the runes. I'm not testing foods.

Dr. Brainiac said...

Why couldn't you do it with fries? Same concept. You could do it with just about anything long & straight: chopsticks, pens, even toothpicks a la Dustin Hoffman's Rainman.

As far as using food for runes goes, you could sear the runic symbol onto medallions of potato and/or meat, toss, cover with cheese and bake until golden brown and have yourself an oracle casserole.

ThatGreenyFlower said...

Umm...Oracle casserole!

I guess I shouldn't send you any photos of my divining artichoke, then.

Romulus Crowe said...

Well... if the Virgin Mary can appear on toast, so can runes.

Just before Christmas there was a toaster on sale which burned a smiley face into the toast. I can't find it now. It's probably one of those many lunatic items than only appears when people are in 'spend' mode and will buy anything.

A little adaptation and you could have runes, I Ching symbols, anything you like seared into your food.

Then tell fortunes by what comes up on the plate. Although if they still make Alphabet Spaghetti you could do it with no ambguity. Imagine being served a plate with 'You are doomed' spelled out on it. It's almost worth taking a temporary job in a cafe...

And the divining artichoke? Does it foretell the coming of the Day of the Cucumber? Oh wait, he's already here, I saw him dressed as a pirate on TGF's blog!

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