On October 2, as I was setting up to do Tarot card readings on Fountain Square for the Cincinnati Celtic Fest, a couple of friends walked up, and asked if the Reds were going to win that day, one of the last in the regular season. I checked with my pendulum, who pronounced the Reds as winners. So said friends then asked about the Reds and the Phillies. After a series of questions, we ascertained that they’d take the Phillies, but would subsequently lose to the Giants (who would defeat Atlanta).
Of course, we now know the Reds decisively did not take the Phillies. The Enquirer headline said it all: “A Series of Unfortunate Events” in 48 point type.
Since I really am not a baseball follower, I was thinking I didn’t have a bias, and therefore could easily ask the pendulum those questions. But obviously I did want the Reds to win, and bring glory to our fair city, and didn’t want to hear a negative answer about the Phillies. So the pendulum told me what I wanted to hear. They hate to be yelled at. Maybe next time in a similar situation, I’ll ask a double-blind kind of question, and get advance info that way.
One good thing about the series – it really unleashed the Enquirer’s creativity. Front page, sports pages, pictures, layout, writing. It was all great stuff!