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Subj:.....Beer And Brain Cells (S94, S552) 
          From: thebartend on 98-08-24
      and From: jbcary1 on 8/19/2007

In one episode of 'Cheers', Cliff Clavin is seated at the bar  describing the 'Buffalo Theory' to his buddy Norm.  I don't think I've ever heard the concept explained any better than this.  "Well you see, Norm, it's like this... 
 
 
A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo, and when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first.  This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because
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the general speed and health of the whole is maintained or even improved by the regular culling of the weakest members. 

In much the same way, the human brain can operate only as fast as the slowest brain cells through which the electrical signals pass.  Recent epidemiological studies have shown that while excessive intake of alcohol kills off brain cells, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first.  Thus, regular consumption of beer helps eliminate the weaker cells, constantly making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. 

The result of this in-depth study verifies and validates the causal link between all-weekend parties and job related performance.  It also explains why, after a few short years of leaving university and  
getting married, most professionals cannot keep up with the performance of the new graduates.  Only those few that stick to the strict regimen of voracious alcoholic consumption can maintain the intellectual levels that they achieved during their university years.                       Photo from Lance Mannion

So, this is a call to arms.  As our country is losing its technological edge we should not shudder in our homes.  Get back into the bars!  Quaff that pint!  Your company and country need you to be at your peak, and you shouldn't deny yourself the career that you could have.  Take life by the bottle and be all that you can be. 

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