I have not seen anyone explain this as well as Cliff Clavin, on "Cheers."
One afternoon at Cheers, Cliff Clavin was explaining the Buffalo Theory to his
buddy Norm, and here's how he explained it. "Well ya 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 the general speed 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. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells.
But naturally it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this
way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the
brain a faster and more efficient machine.
That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers."
Anyone who knows me also knows that I don't espouse the consumption of alcohol... not do I condemn it.
What Kind of Mind Would Paint a Cabbage? - *Note: The events that follow occurred in June 2007, and I wrote about them later that year. This is the first time I’ve publicly shared this story. For...
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