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...
the general speed and
health of the whole is maintained or even improved by the regular culling
of the weakest members.
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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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
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.
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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.