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2011-02-20 09:34:55 AM
At least it doesn't show it can cause dimensia.
 
2011-02-20 09:35:59 AM
Alcohol - the cause of - and solution to - all live's problems!
 
2011-02-20 09:36:49 AM

lenfromak: Alcohol - the cause of - and solution to - all live's problems!


Maybe it's fitting that I misspelled.
 
2011-02-20 09:39:06 AM
FF's closest guess was 'dimension.' It's not me that couldn't spell it, it was Firefox.

/stupid keyboard got it wrong too
 
2011-02-20 09:39:58 AM
"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."
 
2011-02-20 09:41:24 AM
So you can choose to not remember your life (or apologize for it) until you're in total confusion? Brilliant!
 
2011-02-20 09:41:35 AM
This is research that I can get behind.

Wonder what it would say about people who have a whiskey drink, a glass of wine, and beers?
 
2011-02-20 09:42:57 AM
Recent work at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Centre in North Carolina found that older people who had eight to 14 alcoholic drinks a week had a 37 per cent lower risk of dementia than non-drinkers.

Woohoo! I'll never get dementia.

drinking, for example, more than five bottles of beer or a bottle of wine at one sitting - were three times more likely to develop dementia, including Alzheimer's, 25 years later.

Or maybe... Hm.
I'm gonna need this measured in drinks with a 35-40%ABV main component, like martinis or brandy.
 
2011-02-20 09:44:24 AM
I've read that the more anal retentive you are, the higher your chances for exploding alzheimers, dementia etc. It is the act of trying to hold the threads of your mind in a rigid state that actually accelerates the progression of the disease. People who are more 'what the fark' about daily life tend to fare better and go with the flow. It would seem that alcohol would help facilitate that. I may try it once I get all my liquor bottles arranged by size, content, age and color. brb
 
2011-02-20 09:44:35 AM
this makes sense. evolutionary theory dictates that only the fittest survive. brain cells that succumb to the environmental challenges posed by alcohol in the landscape of the brain do not deserve to live. thus only the strongest cells survive.

right now, as a matter of fact, i have only four neurons in my grey matter, but they are as thick as straws from mcdonald's.
 
2011-02-20 09:47:16 AM
BotH my uncles would disagree.


/of course they weren't moderate drinkers.
 
2011-02-20 09:52:13 AM

urban.derelict: At least it doesn't show it can cause dimensia.



When it actually does. I have seen many examples of long-term alcoholics who drank themselves into a demented, senile state. Sitting on the sofa in front of the TV, pissing themselves and starving their pets to death while demanding more booze. Their kids never speaking to them again.

When I was a kid I delivered newspapers in a nursing home that was dedicated to such folks. There were two bars within a block of the place, so the doors were often kept locked, and the "patients" couldn't leave without a family member. The staff knew full well that they couldn't just let the patients go out, as they would head right down to one of those bars as soon as they could. If anyone was missing, the staff went right down to the bar to retrieve them. The bars in question wold serve them, but would call the Home if they came in. A 75 or 80 year old drunk sitting on a barstool with piss and shiat dripping down their leg isn't pretty to look at.

Alcohol is a neurological poison. It affects the nervous system directly and kills every cell it touches.
 
2011-02-20 09:54:38 AM

lenfromak: lenfromak: Alcohol - the cause of - and solution to - all live's problems!

Maybe it's fitting that I misspelled.


locks otay to me
 
2011-02-20 10:03:12 AM
kam pai
 
2011-02-20 10:19:28 AM
Does it really delay dementia, or are people who drink regularly used to functioning normally on fewer firing brain cells?
 
2011-02-20 10:21:19 AM
I'm counting on my smoking habit to offset the dementia caused my binge drinking.

Who am I kidding? I'll be dead by 55.
 
2011-02-20 10:49:23 AM
Oh yeah? What about George W Bush?
 
2011-02-20 10:51:02 AM
Binge drinker: check

Dad who had Alzheimer's: check

PC user: check

Unbalanced: check

Blood pressure: in check

Berry consumer: does my Blackberry count? (check)

Farked: check.
 
2011-02-20 11:03:48 AM
I did my part to ward off dementia last night. I feel pretty good this morning.
 
2011-02-20 11:24:15 AM
It only works until you sober up
 
2011-02-20 11:38:30 AM
I'll never be diagnosed with dementia. People will look at me and say "Meh, he's always acted like this."

/6'2" beer filter
 
2011-02-20 11:53:38 AM
We need to start throwing reporters/journalists in prison for writing this kind of misleading, misinformative bullshiat.
 
2011-02-20 12:15:43 PM
Fuhk I may never get demented then.

But I already has some mild dementia I think.. fark it, by the time I'm old enough to be demented my kidneys and liver will have failed. shiat I'm 24 and my kidneys already throb after a good night of drinking.

/Good night of drinkin = handle
 
2011-02-20 12:22:20 PM
I wonder if formaldehyde would work too.
 
2011-02-20 01:15:50 PM
Crap. My mom's suffering from dementia and it's progressing.

And she's been sober for almost 40 years (round of applause, please).

So that which kept her healthy, prosperous and alive turned around and messed up her mind in the end?

Life's a biatch sometimes.
 
2011-02-20 01:30:13 PM
My wife's alcoholic, abusive, adoptive parents died miserable, slow and painful deaths from alcohol-induced dementia and brain tumors, so I'm getting a kick.

/karma's a biatch, too
 
2011-02-20 01:31:53 PM
So, I guess I can ignore the triceratops for now then?
 
2011-02-20 01:35:02 PM

Rufus Lee King: God damn! Good to know this. When I get old, I'm going to be a genius!


I'm already a genius.

/My liver is a little honked off but...
 
2011-02-20 02:10:48 PM
I hear that a fifth of whiskey reduces awareness of heart attacks.
 
2011-02-20 02:34:33 PM

Tentacle: "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."


Thread over.
 
2011-02-20 04:40:15 PM
An ounce and a half of prevention is better than...
 
2011-02-21 01:01:38 AM
But only by that crucial half second reaction time.

No, it doesn't delay it, it just teaches the mind how to work around being owned by a stupid drunk fark.

That's all.
 
2011-02-21 08:54:46 AM
This research brought to you by some brewer's PR department...?
 
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