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The Wisdom Of Pope Cliff

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Cliff Clavin (John Ratzenberger) explains the "buffalo theory" to his drinking buddy Norm (George Wendt):

"Well ya 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. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, 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. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers."

Media outlets confusing former Cheers star John Ratzenberger with newly elected Pope, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger [Google News]


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Comments (12)

I can say, without any s... (Below threshold)

I can say, without any shred of sarcasm, that Cliff's statement is the best, most accurate summary of evolution that I have ever read on Wizbang!

I so <a href="http://www.in... (Below threshold)
Mays:

I so blogged on this like, 2 hours ago....

You know, Ratzenberger's "M... (Below threshold)

You know, Ratzenberger's "Made In America" series is pretty neat.

Anyone caught onto the fact... (Below threshold)
Andrew:

Anyone caught onto the fact that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau-am-Inn, Austria, on this day in 1889. New German Pope elected today...Hmmm...

If media outlets are confus... (Below threshold)

If media outlets are confusing John Ratzenberger with the newly elected Pope, then we know who is consuming beer and killing brain cells.

Thanks a lot, kevin...... (Below threshold)

Thanks a lot, kevin...

I was grumbling that every time I hear of the new pope, my first reaction is "you mean the guy from Cheers? And just when I thought I could get past this, you post the picture of Pope Cliff....visual reinforcement is not what I needed. Now I'll never be able to disconnect the linkage of the two...

I should've known it would ... (Below threshold)

I should've known it would be Cliffie, after I kept hearing that all the Cardinals were going in to con Klavin.

Well, in adding to the comp... (Below threshold)
-S-:

Well, in adding to the complexities, it is reported that Pope Benedict XVI has been known to drink -- and enjoy -- beer.

His last name begins with an "R" and Norm's last name begins with an "R".

They both laugh! And other people with last names that begin with an "R" also laugh!! I can barely stand the connections here.

"Norm" above (^^) should ha... (Below threshold)
-S-:

"Norm" above (^^) should have been "Cliff."

I think there's a mysterious force at work that is confounding everyone. In fact, I am sure of it. Could be beer...no, it's a mysterious force!

Pope = Cliff?Take a ... (Below threshold)
Dhali:

Pope = Cliff?
Take a long look at Cliff's face.
Pope = Cliff = Bolton?

i think i'll have a beer fo... (Below threshold)
sean:

i think i'll have a beer for breakfast

<a href="http://www.saintma... (Below threshold)



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