wildcardjack: I'm pretty sure the things I remember happening happened. But I've forgotten plenty of the little things. But then again, life is mostly filler. 2013 will go down as filler. No new jobs or products, no new friends or romances, no new hobbies despite trying a few things.
Evil High Priest: Link is fooked. So I'll just pretend that this is relevant:Every time you access a memory, it gets sifted through your current filters. So it changes, slightly. The more often you remember this thing, the more you screw up the memory./amnesiacs have the best memory.
big pig peaches: There was a good article on Fark that had the analogy that memory is less like a film and more like a script. Basically you reinterpret what happened every time you remember something.
hogans: This is exactly what I keep telling the women I've interfered with sexually.Never convicted!
Smeggy Smurf: Also your sexual history
grumpfuff: Smeggy Smurf: Also your sexual historyTo some people, this is a good thing.
Repo Man: There are so many things I remember that I wish I could forget. I don't meet the classification of hypermnesia, but I can recall lots of mundane things from many years ago. The other day I thanked an old friend for his gift of the two CD set Substance, by New Order. He received two of them from the record club, and gave me one. In late 1988. That's a good one, I don't mind that. Remembering the details of an awkward double date in late 1984? Yeah, that could go in the recycle bin. But it won't.A false memory I realized I had: I saw Star Wars twice in 1977. You youngsters may not be aware, but back then movies would get stuck in vaults, and even if you wanted to see it, if it wasn't playing in a theater somewhere, tough titty. The summer of 1978, I read Alan Dean Foster's novelization of Star Wars, since that was the closest I could come to seeing the film. Years later, I thought that I remembered Obi Wan mentioning to Luke (when he met him, and gave him his father's light saber) "Even a duck needs to learn how to swim". As this is the only mention of an Earth animal, or really anything pertaining to Earth at all, I really noticed it. And I noticed that it wasn't in the scene whenever I saw the film later on. I thought maybe I'd seen an early release that had a scene that had been later deleted. But it turned out that this was only in Foster's novelization (same as Luke asking his friends about seeing the battle above them). I'd taken that line from the book, and grafted it into my memory of the film.Oh, here's the actual quote: Obi-Wan: "Still, even a duck has to be taught to swim."Luke: "What's a duck?"Obi-Wan: "Never mind."
abhorrent1: I need to show this to my wife. I swear she slips into another dimension were bizarro me does shiat, then she comes back here and is pissed at me for it.
FarkingReading: So there's a chance W was never actually president?/phew//had to inject a political jab into otherwise decent thread
soporific: FarkingReading: So there's a chance W was never actually president?/phew//had to inject a political jab into otherwise decent threadYes, but in that reality, Palin is President now.
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