#1651 – Wipe

I recently watched Citizen Kane for the first time. Many years ago I had the mystery plot device spoiled for me and thought that if I waited long enough I would forget it. Unfortunately actively trying to forget something seems to only make it more memorable.

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10 thoughts on “#1651 – Wipe”

  1. Why is it that I can’t forget the things I want to, but instead I forget things that I have to remember? Why does the human brain work that way?!

  2. Polomint38 says:

    Maybe you have forgotten some things you wanted to forget, but due to the fact that you have forgotten them, you have forgotten that you forgot them!

  3. kingklash says:

    I forgot what I was going to say!

  4. GreenEgg says:

    You don’t think that the MPAA would let that go without pushing some sort of viewing tax through Congress, do you?

  5. pbarnrob says:

    Basic psychodynamics (a branch of metaphysics): What you love, and what you hate – those are what you put your attention on. And those are what you become, or rather, become a part of you (for good or ill)!
    In the same way, whatever keeps cropping up in your life – that’s what you’re working on. If you don’t deal with it now, that’s OK; it’s gonna come back later, until you do.

  6. Michael says:

    Yes, it’s a psychologically proven fact. Look up “suppression is the parent of obsession,” or the “white bear study”

  7. infrapinklizzard says:

    Aargh! You just made me remember a spoiler I’ve been trying to forget!!

  8. AustynSN says:

    My friends had this same idea years ago. One of them desperately wanted it to watch the Star Wars movies without the spoilers he’d grown up with from his equally obsessed older brothers.

  9. Dzelda says:

    The Game.

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