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Thanks to your son anyway.

This Joke(!) was forwarded by Kathleen back in February 2, 1998.

".. Excessive intake of alcohol, we all know, kills off
brain cells, but naturally it..."
It is not clear who made this. It is a poor analogy but someone might call
it a Joke!
Should wait for the results on those "100,000 DOF FEA models of heart valves
in Austin, Texas"!

Kasey Hemmatyar, P. Eng. (structural)
Vancouver, B.C. 
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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 16:58:18 -0500
From: "Kathleen  A. O'Brien" <wildwoman1(--nospam--at)>
Subject: Fw: Regular culling of weakest members
Sender: "Kathleen  A. O'Brien" <wildwoman1(--nospam--at)>
To: SEAOC Forum <seaoc(--nospam--at)>

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From:	Gayle Pergamit, INTERNET:gayle(--nospam--at)
Subject: Fw: Regular culling of weakest members

>> >>A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo, and
>> >the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that
>> >killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole,
>> >because the general speed and health of the whole keeps improving by the
>> >regular culling of the weakest members.
>> >>In much the same way, the human brain can operate only as fast as the
>> >slowest brain cells.  Excessive intake of alcohol, we all know, kills
>> >brain cells, but naturally it attacks the slowest and weakest brain
>> >first.  In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker
>> >cells, constantly making the brain a faster and more efficient machine.
>> >>The results of this in-depth epidemiological study verifies and
>> >the causal link between all-weekend parties and engineering performance.
>> >It also explains why, after a few short years of leaving university and
>> >getting married, most engineers cannot keep up with the performance of
>> >new graduates.  Only those few that stick to the strict regimen of
>> >voracious alcoholic consumption can maintain the intellectual levels
>> >they achieved during their university years.
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At 02:32 PM 6/17/98 -0500, you wrote:
>This humorous contribution was sent by my son, a young mechanical
>engineer who is currently running 100,000 DOF FEA models of heart valves
>in Austin, Texas:
>A herd of buffalo can ....
.... university years.
>So, this is a call to arms. As our country is losing its technological
>edge we should not shudder in our homes. Get back into the bars! Quaff
>that beer! Your company and country need you to be at your peak, and you
>shouldn't deny yourself the career that you could have. Be all that you
>can be!  Drink all that you can drink!
>--- Anonymous Brainchild