Friday, October 10, 2008

The Buffalo Theory

A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the lowest 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. 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."

This indeed is the best explanation of why you get smarter after drinking beer.


Kaki Ketiga said...

Excellent theory. I have been drinking beer regulary for years. This explains why I have always been ahead of the pack, though I had not thought of it earlier! Now I know.


bayi said...

Looking at the picture of the beer already makes me thirsty, even tho it's just early morning! :)

Anonymous said...

that's why toddy is good in selection the survival of the fitest.


TMC said...

Buffalo should drink beer, then they will run faster

RaZ said...

Let's drink to that!

La Cha Mau said...

Islam prohibits the consumption of drinks containing alcohol. So are we trying to tell ourselves why some Muslim members of the Almari are a whole lot smarter than the rest and therefore we can safely surmise who is drinking and who isn't, no?

My take is that NONE of them are drinking simply because not one of them is smarter than a murid darjah lima.

Yan said...

Do you really meant what you have written or is it just a joke?

BTW, I think our local brewery Calsburg & Guiness surely would love to engage you as their advisor!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mave,

That buffalo theory was taken from the sitcom "Cheers" which ran from 1982~1993 where a regular pub patron Cliff the mailman, explained the theory to Norman, another regular at the watering hole.

Starred: Ted Danson,Shelley Long,Kristie Alley & also Kelsey Grammer aka Fraiser.

Loved the theme song:-




Anonymous said...

Benchmarking : Singapore NUS was 30, and NTU 77. Perhaps this may inspire Malaysian universities to aim higher.

Toddy said...

Anon 5:48 must have had too many beers before commenting here. :)

Orang cakap beer, dia cakap universiti pulak!

buffy-the-vampire-slayer said...

But in Malaysia buffaloes get slaughtered, don't they?

buffy-the-vampire-slayer said...

But in Malaysia buffaloes get slaughtered, don't they?

Anonymous said...


true, so we need someone too to slaughter the weak cells in your brain. if you don't like to go for an operation, then just drink beer!!

Maverick SM said...

Kaki Ketiga,

Ya lah; I also want to start drinking.


I also thirsty.


I'm not sure of toddy because Buffalo Theory is about beer.


I also agree.


I will; let's get together and have a great session.

La Cha mau,

Let's have fun and not contempt, okay. Keep the fun without implying anyone, okay.


Of course I meant it; I'm not the inventor of the theory; I am a follower.


Thanks for the infor; now I can make the reference.


I like your comment.


Ya, but we still can have beer, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

i'll serve them beer for this coming site meeting.-mmudahlupa

Maverick SM said...


If you do, then no more problem.

Anonymous said...

i think beer does kill brain cell, not the weakest or the slowest, but the strong prime one ahead of the herd. Once the star brain cell is dead, that exactly when beer drinker become complete moron. Thank you sir.

marcus said...

see, doc...thats why we must get some after class.Behind Habour View Hotel

Maverick SM said...


Okay, I will drink with you.