Friday, September 13, 2019

Quote of the Day (Steve Martin, on ‘The Memory Problems of Advancing Age’)

“There are several theories to explain the memory problems of advancing age. One is that the brain is full: it simply has too much data to compute. This is easy to understand if we realize that the name of your third grade teacher is still occupying space, not to mention the lyrics to ‘Volare.’ One solution for older men is to take all the superfluous data swirling around in the brain and download it into the newly large stomach, where there is plenty of room. This frees the brain to house more relevant information, like the particularly troublesome ‘days of the week.’"—Comic actor-writer  Steve Martin, “Changes in the Memory After Fifty,“ in Fierce Pajamas: An Anthology of Humor Writing from “The New Yorker,” edited by David Remnick and Henry Finder (2001)

None of this has ever happened to me. Nope. Can’t say it has. Nosirreebob!!!!

(Photo of Steve Martin taken by David Shankbone at the premiere of Baby Mama in New York City at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, Apr. 23, 2008.)

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