Won Over By Reality
By Tim Bayer
BRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—9/30/2013—Memory is both valuable and fallible. If we’re forgetful or simply careless while driving, or using some piece of power equipment, serious injury can result. And that’s what makes Penn and Teller’s “memory demonstration” so compelling—the threat of serious injury.
In my last column here (titled, “Waking Up to a Dream Come True,”), I shared with you a “waking dream” that proved to be the real deal. Today, we’re going to watch a nightmare scenario, should memory fail us.
Penn and Teller take to the stage for a test of memory. To give the proceedings some bite, Penn uses a nail gun—in a very impressive, entertaining . . . and riveting demonstration.
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