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Cryptomnesia: Remembering someone else's memories as yours

So my "Word of the Year" for 2011 is Cryptomnesia. This is one of the most fascinating things I've read about. Wikipedia:

Cryptomnesia occurs when a forgotten memory returns without it being recognised as such by the subject, who believes it is something new and original. It is a memory bias whereby a person may falsely recall generating a thought, an idea, a song, or a joke, not deliberately engaging in plagiarism but rather experiencing a memory as if it were a new inspiration.

There was a group of guys I played Dungeons and Dragons with when I was around 13-16 years old. One had a drow (dark elf) fighter, and he started a guild that he called "The Order of the Ebon Hand."

Later on, the guy running the game finds out there's a Magic: The Gathering card called... Order of the Ebon Hand.

Anyway, the guy with the guild, he swore up and down he'd come up with the name originally and never seen the card before. What a crazy coincidence, he says.

Sunday Football Is Back!

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After months and months and months of waiting, my Sundays are finally exciting again. The NFL regular season has finally started! And, to complement it, I'm playing Fantasy Football. So, I'm going to end up being violent towards players that I formerly liked that are not on my current roster.

But, in all reality, I'm so glad football is back. The Texans got super lucky against the Dolphins, though it seemed like a blowout. They scored three TD's within the two minute warning of the first half. The offense didn't do so well, only scoring Touchdowns after turnovers caused by our defense. However, our defense was amazing by not allowing a Touchdown (the only Dolphins' touchdown was from a Punt Return).

There were definite standouts this weekend however. I'm officially on the RGIII Bandwagon, for one. He threw for over 300 yards (I think - I'm too lazy to check). Plus, "Griffining" has taken over "Tebowing." I was never a big Tebow fan, but I am more than ready to support Griffin.

Adrian Peterson (who is on my fantasy team, thank you very much) apparently looks really well after his injury, so he better rack up some points for me. Just Kidding (sort of); it's good to see one of the best RB's in the league recover after such a devastating injury. On the other hand, I am so sorry for Fred Jackson, who was injured in Game 1 following a season-ending last year.

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