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The Buffalo Theory

Jerry

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In a episode of Cheers, Cliff is seated at the bar describinghis Buffalo Theory to Norm. Upon reflection, I don't think I've ever heard the concept explained any better than this, and wish this explanation had been known when I was in college and had to speak with my mother about certain collegiate activities.

"Well, you see, Norm, it's like this . . . A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest animal. And, when the herd is hunted, the slowest and weakest ones at the back are killed first.

This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because thespeed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members.

In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells.

Now, as we know, excessive intake of alcohol kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In t his way, regular consumptionof beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine.

And that, Norm, is why you always feel smarter after a few beers."<?:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" />
 

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