November 2007 Archives


Meaningless Voting

I couldn’t have said it better myself. Now, when people ask me why I don’t vote, I will have to send them this article. It’s as if my own thoughts created it (of course, I have a few other reasons to add to it, but at least it is an excellent start).

Why Vote? - New York Times

Originally found as a link on one of my favorite blogs, The Dilbert Blog.


Buffalo Theory

I just ran across this once again and felt like posting it. Cheers is one of those shows that I didn’t appreciate growing up. I simply didn’t get the adult humor in it, but now I watch it anytime I come across a rerun.

This is a quote from the show where Cliff explains the “Buffalo Theory” to Norm. Has got to be one of the funniest moments in my opinion.

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’s 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 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, Norm, is why you always feel smarter after a few beers.