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Ok all you beer drinkers, here is some solace I got for you from the drsquat forum.

WHY WE DRINK. . . . . In one episode of ‘Cheers’, Cliff is seated at the bar describing the Buffalo Theory to his buddy, Norm. “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 member. 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.”

Now that’s my kind of logic…makes perfect sense to me!

I’ll drink to that…

Woody: “Hey Mr Peterson. How about a beer?”

Norm: “Isn’t it a bit early, Woody?”

Woody: “For a beer?”

Norm: “No, for stupid questions.”

Sam: "What’s shakin’, Normy?

Norm: “All four cheeks and a couple of chins, Sammy”.