The Washington Times - January 19, 2009, 12:35PM

Scientists are developing a “memory pill” that could help test takers perform better on exams, the Telegraph is reporting.

The main problem is remembering to take the pill.  Maybe they’ll develop a pill for that.


If they succeed in making a memory pill, I’d get some.  But I’d probably forget where I put them.  That’s why they should put the pill in something you’re sure to remember to ingest — like beer.

Having a memory pill in your beer would be a little weird.  If you get a hangover, you’d be able to remember everything from the night before.  I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.

It’s not that I’m forgetting more the older I get.  It’s that I have more I’d like to forget the older I get — disco, leisure suits, New Coke, the 1990s’ Buffalo Bills, pogs, Air Supply, Le Car, trickle-down economics, wazzup?, “The Happening,” disco, leisure suits, New Coke, …