The Buffalo Theory

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The Buffalo Theory

Post by :FI:Snaphoo » Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:31 pm

In one episode of 'Cheers', Cliff 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 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 drinking of alcohol 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. And that, Norm, is why you always feel smarter after a few beers."
/edited for "quoting" as I didn't write any of it...
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Post by :FI:Noter » Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:07 pm

I loved "Cheers". Never laughed out loud at a show as much as "Cheers", oh that wacky gang :lol:

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Post by Nightcat » Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:33 pm

Making your way in the world today
Takes everything you've got;
Taking a break from all your troubles
Sure would help a lot.
Wouldn't you like to get away? :D

No way, 'Taxi' was funnier !
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Post by :FI:Murph » Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:57 pm

Played a St Patrick's day gig once in the bar on Boylston St that show was based on. Nice place.
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Post by AltarBoy » Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:58 pm

Ah, Cheers. Saw it many moons ago. They don't make American sitcoms like that anymore. :D We used to see a lot of British comedies like:

'Allo, 'Allo
Are You Being Served
The Benny Hill Show
Mr. Bean
..and my fave 'Yes, Prime Minister'.
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