So…. for those who haven’t heard/been told/figured it out, my post regarding my implant being broken was a lie, a sham, a fraud. Why, however, would I do an awful joke like that?
Well, to make a long story short, a group of my friends got together and decided to play an elaborate prank with all their blogs, staging a huge fight and generating many scathing comments.
Due to experience and intuition, I realized that this was a joke. Please note that me realizing that something is a joke, and letting someone get away with it are two VERY different things. So I concoted that post and watched what happened.
One person actually asked what the freak accident was. Unfortunatly, the first thing that popped into my head was a story of how I narrowly avoided being hit by a speeding vehicle, damaging my implant in the process (sorry I had to tell you that by the way).
So yeah, I showed up at a party on Friday, had my implant in my pocket, but not actually wearing it. I spent the first 30 minutes or so reading everyone’s lips. After that, I went into the kitchen, poured a drink, and then put my implant back on. No one commented on this transition, so as far as I know, no one caught on.
The joke continued into the next day, when I showed up at the CS building to help with an event. James Bowes came up to me and asked, very slowly, “Are you in lip reading mode now?” A little hungover, it took me a second to figure out what he was talking about, and then I laughed and explained the whole thing. He thought it was funny.
I apologize to anyone who is offended by this, but hey, I could have kept this under my hat and waited until like a 10 year reunion.