Posted by: guinness222 | August 18, 2007

"The Buffalo Theory" courtesy of Cliffy Clavin

One of the all time GREAT shows on TV was Cheers. In fact I tried to model my Irish on that vein. Any way I can not find the piece on You tube, or anywhere else, but a friend sent me this from a Beer ad and it is the quintesentail Cheers, and why I loved it. If only we could be as tolerant of other folks, as attentive to folks we really know are not totally with it, and as brutally honest and clear in thought. I present to you,…The Buffalo Theory,…
In one episode fo Cheers Cliffy,( the mailman) is seated at the bar describing “The Buffalo Theory” to his buddy Normy. (I don’t think I’ve ever heard the concept any better explained, 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. becasue 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. Now, as we know, excessive intake of alcohol kills brain cells. But naturally it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eleiminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster more efficient machine.
And that , Normy, is why you always feel smarter after a few beers!”

Bravo, Dr. Clavin, what more could humble I add to that argument?
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