Re: beer for algernon

Robert J. Bradbury (
Fri, 3 Sep 1999 01:05:16 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 2 Sep 1999, Spike Jones wrote:

> Matt, consider this. In the old west, the buffalo herds would roam the
> plains, pursued by predators. The weakest and slowest buffalo would
> be picked off first, and the remaining survivors would live to reproduce,
> so in fact predation kept the herd strong.
> The consumption of alcohol is known to kill brain cells, but fortunately
> it kills the slowest and weakest brain cells first. This is why one gets
> so much smarter after three or four beers. Perhaps you should drink
> more. {8^D spike
Spike, that has to be the worst comparison (metaphor? I'm not even sure what to call it) that I've seen in the couple of months I've been monitoring this list. If more of these are submitted from your side, I'll definately want to add you to the list of SI-agents here on the planet. Your SI would clearly be the one optimized for generating wierd humor and over-the-edge scientific theories...