Re: buns vs brains

Spike Jones (
Sun, 18 Jul 1999 13:33:22 -0700

> Spike Jones wrote: there are two categories besides Mr. Brains and Mr. Buns:
> 1) those poor saps who are blessed with neither (Mr. Celibate) and
> 2) those fortunate few chaps who you allude to who have plenty of both
> (Mr. Unavailable) .... I have never been given
> much doubt into which category I am placed....

> And which category would that be, Spike? Mr. Celibate?

Yup. {8-[ On the bright side, however, the money I saved on birth control devices alone was sufficient to finance a state-of-the-art desktop computer. {8^D

...and a car {8-] ...a college education {8-| ...a condo at Mammoth...{8-[

Another idea: Consider the Jewish people. Here is a group that have certainly made a great showing for themselves in the purely intellectual pursuits, such as physics, chemistry (all the hard sciences), mathematics, Have they not? Why?

Perhaps it is the combination of two factors that favored the reproductive success of Mr. Brains over Mr. Buns:

  1. The dominance of a very complicated religion, combined with...
  2. Arranged marriages.

The Jewish religion is filled with minute details, which must be mastered by memorization in order for one's status to rise within that organization. The fathers would surely choose Mr. Brains, those in higher standing in the church over their daughter's preference for Mr. Buns. Over enough generations, perhaps this might show up as an intellectual increase in the genetically isolated group.

Natasha please indulge me in my dispensing with politically correct-ese, since we are among friends here, and also considering the light-hearted nature of this thread. {8^D spike