Drunkenness, hangovers, and debauchery tend to come to mind when one thinks about alcohol and its effects. But could alcohol also have been a catalyst for human civilization?
According to archaeologist Patrick McGovern this may have been the case when early man decided to start farming. Why humans turned from hunting and gathering to agriculture could be the result of our ancestors’ simple urge for alcoholic beverages.
“Alcohol provided the initial motivation,” said McGovern, a biomolecular archaeologist at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. “Then it got going the engine of society.”
Read the rest: www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology…
And here is a joke. Because sometimes we just really need one.
From: Mr. Bill
Subject: How do you know when love fades?
A man was sitting on the sofa watching TV when he heard his wife’s voice from the kitchen. “What would you like for dinner, Love? Chicken, beef or lamb?”
He said, “Thank you, I’ll have chicken.”
She said, “Fuck You. You’re having soup. I was talking to the cat.”
Thanks to Mr. Bill for that one. Made me laugh out loud in the law library when I read his email. I always get a kick out of those moments when I lose it and people stare at the square old guy with kids who studies by himself. They have no idea…
More of Mr. Bill at Bills Bike n Breakfast, Linden, TX.
I’m going to be, of all places, in Texas next week. Del Rio, Texas. I look forward to doing a whole lot of nothing. I, of course, will have to bring school work with me. As they say, the river never stops flowing.by