Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Fool - Buffalo Theory

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The inspiration for this digital tarot card came from a character in an old TV series "Cheers" In it Cliff Clavin played a postman who during one episode, told his pal, Norm, about "the Buffalo Theory." It goes like 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.


seth said...

Very neat piece and great to hear the (funny) inspiration behind it.

Alberta and Ava said...

I concur with Cliff!

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