the buffalo theory

by Cliff Clavin.

"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 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. 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."


one year of this

exploding, exploding, exploring
surrounded by exclamation points
making miscellaneous movements
decided by voices
serene as fuck
this way and this
dancing with the prancelopes
as perilous, as pleasant
arranged for garrulous creatures
afloat in a sea of ichthyology
which whiskey sweater when
under paused thunder
must every most every
or else harmonies hover
did what found what did
certainly tastic
because until



one month

without meat.