Remember TV’s Cheers? I recently stumbled across one of their classic dialogues where Cliff (the postman) explains to Norm (barfly extraordinaire) the benefits of drinking beer. I hope you enjoy it and feel smarter in the end.
"Well you see, Normy, 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," he continues to explain "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 eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. And that, Normy, is why you naturally feel smarter after a few beers."
I’ll drink to that!