Re: Mental clutter

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Well, who could forget about the Seksy twins.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08-27-13 10:04 AM
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My high school boyfriend's birthday is April 11, and my middle school best friend's number is still swimming around in my head. I keep thinking there must be useful info that could take the place of the useless.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 08-27-13 11:40 AM
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I can't forget that September 5th is the S-sky twins' birthday is September 5th

At least not before the end of the sentence.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-27-13 11:42 AM
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My elementary school best friend's birthday is August 16, 1977. That is also the day Elvis died.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 08-27-13 11:45 AM
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September 5th is the S-sky twins' birthday is September 5th
I think she's saying it's symmetrically stored in both halves of her brain.
The baby's birthday is also that day, as well as the birthday of the daughter of a cow-orker. Since the baby doesn't know what a birthday is, no party, we're just getting some ice cream for the bigger kids. Sucks to be the last of many.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 08-27-13 11:45 AM
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4- Aug. 16 is my dad. WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF SO MANY PEOPLE HAVING A COMMON BIRTHDAY!?!?


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 08-27-13 11:47 AM
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I think I remember one or two things about most people they would not expect me to remember. At least from time to time I think of someone, a contemporary, and it springs to mind that they (oh let's use an actual example) had to see a school psychiatrist for writing the lyrics to AC/DC's "problem child" on the back of a test in middle school, and I think "they would probably be disconcerted to know that I remember this." My memory has taken such a dive, though. It's probably not true anymore.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 08-27-13 11:48 AM
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A couple of years ago someone sent me a friend request on Facebook. I didn't recognise the name or face so clicked to see a bit more information in case that helped, saw her birthday was 4th November and realised it was someone I was at primary school with, who had presumably changed her surname when she got married. Either that or I made friends with a complete stranger.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 08-27-13 12:23 PM
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My high school year organised a reunion a few years back, and have a Facebook group. I didn't go, but looking at the photos and list of names, I remember at most 6 of them. OK, there were approximately 325 people in the year, but still, that's some poor remembering. Either that or the people who go to reunions aren't the same sort of people I was friends with. And I wasn't a freakish outsider at high school. Not one of the cool kids, or anything, but a fairly ordinarily socially active person.

And yet, I remember entire conversations almost verbatim, and have a freakish memory for trivia.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 08-27-13 1:00 PM
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One of these days, one of the songs that's been stuck in my head since the mid-90s is going to be out of there. Out, damned "Someday I Suppose"!


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 08-27-13 1:18 PM
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8 is amazing.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08-27-13 1:45 PM
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the S-sky twins

My first cousins seven times removed!


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 08-27-13 4:09 PM
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6: And one of my kids. Clearly we have entered the Twilight Zone.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08-28-13 7:36 AM
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11 - I was the youngest in the class, and she was the next youngest, so there's an almost understandable reason for her birthday sticking in my mind.

My twelve year old told me today that it was probably pointless taking him on holiday, or doing nice things, because he could barely remember anything that had ever happened to him.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 08-28-13 4:19 PM
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There's an explanatory box discussing the Remainder Theorem on page 531 of the textbook used in my high school's second-year algebra class. I hope you will find this information useful.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 08-28-13 4:25 PM
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