Memory, Don’t Fail Me Now

Tim Bayer

Won Over By Reality

By Tim Bayer

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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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Tim Bayer, Webmaster, and Assistant Editor of Weekly Hubris, was born and brought up in Webster, New York. He attended St. Bonaventure University, earning a BS in Computer Science, and then worked in the hi-tech world. In 2002 he turned his creative energies to product development and video production with the release of his first independently produced products. When the demand for web site design and freelance writing increased, he once again switched skill sets . . . to writing and web work. An avid or, to be more accurate, rabid, disc golfer, he may often be found chasing plastic while in pursuit of the perfect round on a disc golf course, or designing and developing disc golf products for He says he tries to find the humor hidden in everyday experiences, because, “life is too important to be taken seriously.” (Author photo by Tim Bayer. Author Head Shot Augment: René Laanen.)