#729 – Retention

Sometimes it seems so crazy when I think back to all of the things that I worked really hard to learn about and how I now don’t remember any of it. There are many subjects that I learned about just so I could take a test to prove that I memorized a bunch of stuff. Since they didn’t keep testing me on it once a week I lost it all. I’m sure a lot of it is stored somewhere in my brain but those file cabinets are rusted shut.

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28 thoughts on “#729 – Retention”

  1. Micah says:

    So it is Steven Spielberg and midterm week. This would be AI.

  2. Speakerblast says:

    What would on classify as an “advanced liquid”?

  3. Signum says:

    Maby it’s parts of school

  4. EliteRock says:

    I’m sure biff will come up with somekind of interesting soultion

  5. greenimp says:

    well im going with micah on this one

  6. Space Butler says:

    Ah…this comic gave a real sense of conclusion and satisfaction to Biff’s intense week of schoolwork. It also serves as a reminder that all our efforts our futile and that we should just relax.

  7. Shorty says:

    I’m a Math major, I know exactly how Biff feels.

  8. Torg says:

    I’m just impressed that he could smuggle lab equipment in his skull for an entire semester before it broke.

  9. SEA says:

    Nope, i cannot remember all i learn back then too >_<

  10. The Dukenator says:

    The only thing I remember was how much trouble I was in, but can’t remember what I learned

  11. Kit-Kun says:

    OH, thank you. I’m not the only one. I’m just now trying memorize the formulas for Geometery. I hate Geometery… I’m sitting her thinking….why will I have to know how to find the area of a triangle thats inside a square?

  12. jahg says:

    Ha! I love it. I’m wondering what device in there needs the electrical cable dangling out the back. Also, I think it’s time we had The Book of Biff #4, what do you say?

  13. Grug says:

    I’m so taking “Advanced Liquids and Tubes” next year.

  14. Paul says:

    I recently dug out my old college notes while cleaning. As I read through the advanced formulas, graphs and circuit diagrams, I sadly realized just how smart I used to be. Now they are just pretty pictures that represent a once imaginative mind that has since been corrupted by celebrity news, porn and fast food.

  15. TigerGulp says:

    LOL @ Paul

    Ppl still think I’m brainy cause I still carry a book everywhere. I wonder what they’d REALLY think if they knew it’s nothing other than romance and scifi-adventure? 😀 My regret is that I’ve forgotten how to code by hand. I try it now and go blank…

  16. reynard61 says:

    “How is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain.” – Homer Simpson

  17. dartigen says:

    I can remember most things to do with computers, English, some parts of history, any game I’ve played obsessively (haven’t played Spyro in six years…picked up a controller last night at a friend’s place and breezed through the whole game in four hours) or anything I’m writing. Still can’t remember how to do trigonometry, and I have to have a sheet of formulae in front of me to handle area and volume/capacity.

  18. Crimson1regret says:

    Being a music major, I can’t push anything out, even if I wanted to. >_<

  19. RPharazon says:

    I can’t remember the Sine or Cosine laws anymore.
    Well, I know the entire a/cos(a) = b/cos(b) bit, but I can’t remember how to get them into usable form. Something like (cos(a)*b)/cosec(a) = b or something odd like that.

  20. -2! says:

    I remember the sciences and maths really well… maybe that is why i am going to U for physics, anything else just slips out of my mind as if it was a civ with a hole in it.

  21. Linzleh says:

    Higher ed is touted as a necessity, yet if we can’t remember what we learned what good is it! Biff’s modifications seem to be, “in, out and all about…”

  22. Founder says:

    We don’t actually forget anything. Its just the neural paths to the information weaken, so it’s hard to access. That’s why its so much easier to relearn something.

  23. ZackDark says:

    i have a knack for remembering stuff i learn
    the problem is actually learning stuff
    lol

  24. -2! says:

    @RPharazon
    thas the sine law a/sin(B)=b/sin(B)
    and the useable form is a=bsin(B)/sin(B) or A=arcsin(sin(B)a/b)

    cosine law is a^2 = b^2 + c^2 – 2bccos(A)

    ^2 being squared and arcsin is aslo know as sin^-1

  25. To be honest, I never even tried to retain the information from any of my courses. At least not long-term. I just wanted the grades so I crammed, took the test and forgot. The things I’ve actually wanted to remember came from leisurely reading and playing music. Or shopping.

  26. maxsteele2 says:

    It’s especially hard to remember to use periods.

  27. YukiSnowflake says:

    strange, people think i have short term memory loss because of this.
    i remember things like biff, when my anime is on, song lyrics, but i cant remember (*wait, i’ll need a list for this*):
    1. Dates, of any kind.
    a. deadlines
    b. birthdays, including my own
    c. meetings, ect.
    2. Things I will never need to know
    a. Geography
    b. P.E. Teaching points
    c. other stuff
    3. Punishments
    a. detentions and the like
    b. what gives me punishments (*also see 1a.*)
    i could go on, at the risk of boring all of the readers to daeth and ultimately ruining The Book of Biff’s popularity.

  28. DaemonThanatos says:

    Indeed. I find the best way to prepare…is to get rid of the clutter in your head. Start fresh…but keep a few things you might need…like basic math…and english. can’t forget english. You forget how to speak, you’re pretty much stuck in the mud (I can’t use most of my normal sayings here, as many of them use offensive language, and don’t translate into “appropriate jargon” very well) :/

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