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Reality or illusion

 
Stuart Ash
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"Reality is an illusion caused by insufficient alcohol."

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Well you see, 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.---->

n That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers.
 
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"Reality is an illusion, albeit a persitent one!"
said none other than uncle Einstein himself!

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Originally posted by Manish Hatwalne:
"Reality is an illusion, albeit a persitent one!"
said none other than uncle Einstein himself!

- Manish


It is so persistent, that it seems real.
 
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Originally posted by Ramender Mall:
Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells.
In fact any alcohol intake kills brain cells. Mind you, we also loose about 500 a day anyway, just through normal usage. This wouldn't be that worrying if it wasn't for the fact that the brain is the one organ in the body which doesn't replenish it's supply of cells - we are born with a certain number of brain cells and when we've used them up that's it, no replacements.
 
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Originally posted by Manish Hatwalne:
"Reality is an illusion, albeit a persitent one!"
said none other than uncle Einstein himself!

- Manish


We can't prove that its not an illusion though, can we? All of this could just be the hallucinogenic dream of a stoned super-being. That would explain Cricket. And much of my programming come to think about it.
 
Stuart Ash
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Originally posted by Dave Lenton:


We can't prove that its not an illusion though, can we? All of this could just be the hallucinogenic dream of a stoned super-being. That would explain Cricket. And much of my programming come to think about it.


Yep, one man's meat is another man's poison. One man's illusion is another's reality. And who knows, our universe could just be one of the balls played with by some other unimaginable creature, like in MIB.
 
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Originally posted by Dave Lenton:
In fact any alcohol intake kills brain cells. Mind you, we also loose about 500 a day anyway, just through normal usage. This wouldn't be that worrying if it wasn't for the fact that the brain is the one organ in the body which doesn't replenish it's supply of cells - we are born with a certain number of brain cells and when we've used them up that's it, no replacements.


Shit!!! Is that true??? Why didn't you tell me before???
 
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Its why I try not to think about things often - I don't want to wear out the brain cells in case I need them for something important.
 
Ramender Mall
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Its why I try not to think about things often - I don't want to wear out the brain cells in case I need them for something important.


But mind it, even when we r deciding whether we need to think abt a thing or not...we r actually depleting the ever precious brain cells...
Solution never think at all... ...
 
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Although it has been thought that we do not replenish brain cells, I beleive, though I could be mistaken, that recent research does suggest that we do, in fact, replenish brain cells. I don't know if that has been confirmed or not.

I know that birds do.
 
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Originally posted by Ramender Mall:
Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells.


We ladies refer to removal of cells as "exfoliation"! (It's a good thing!)

I think I'll exfoliate after work today!

 
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Originally posted by Ramender Mall:
Well you see, 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.---->

n That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers.



That's deep!
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the juice of sapho that thoughts acquire speed, the lips acquire stains.
The stains become a warning.
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
 
Ramender Mall
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Originally posted by Elaine Micheals:


We ladies refer to removal of cells as "exfoliation"! (It's a good thing!)

I think I'll exfoliate after work today!

 
Ramender Mall
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Originally posted by Elaine Micheals:


We ladies refer to removal of cells as "exfoliation"! (It's a good thing!)

I think I'll exfoliate after work today!



really...
So finally we know somrthing abt ladies..

ramy
 
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In wine there is wisdom.
> In beer there is strength.
> In water there is bacteria.
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> - German Proverb


Was pasted in other thread, but I thought, will suit this discussion...
 
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Originally posted by Ramender Mall:

> In beer there is strength.
> In water there is bacteria.
This is actually not that far from the truth, and apparently has some cultural and genetic implications.

Back in the middle ages water wasn't that healthy to drink - it had all sorts of nasty bugs and bacteria in it, so many people didn't like to drink it in its natural state. People in Europe and people in the Far East both came up with clever tactics of making water healthy. In the Far East the water was boiled, and tea drinking became popular. The Europeans made their water healthy in a more interesting way though - fermentation!

Apparently this has lead to people European descent having a slightly stronger tolerance to alcohol then people from the Far East, because of generations of drinking beer (well, mead often) for health reasons!
 
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