Drinking makes you a better thinker, also sexier.

johnboy 3 August 2005 24

God Bless the boffins, ABC Online is reporting on research at ANU showing that not only does moderate alcohol intake make you happier and healthier. It also makes you smarter.

Get that up you, cloddish abstemious teetotallers!

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24 Responses to Drinking makes you a better thinker, also sexier.
Absent Diane Absent Diane 4:28 pm 05 Aug 05

I haven’t been to the durham for ages – infact I think last time I went was to watch my brother make a couple of cameo appearances in the guise of a bassist (bassists rock) for one of the regular cover bands there

Indi Indi 4:07 pm 05 Aug 05

How is the Durham Arms these days?

Absent Diane Absent Diane 3:52 pm 05 Aug 05

read – Im paranoid about getting to smart and the isolation that comes with being a freak

Thumper Thumper 3:39 pm 05 Aug 05

4.30 at the usual. Yep, will be there with bells on, oh, and clothes….

AD, that is not the right attitude….

Absent Diane Absent Diane 2:23 pm 05 Aug 05

Thanks but this hang over is wearing thin – might sit in front of X-box and play cricket 2005 everynow and then switching over to the real thing

Maelinar Maelinar 2:10 pm 05 Aug 05

Durham Arms from 4:30 AD…

Absent Diane Absent Diane 2:09 pm 05 Aug 05

I am still drunk from last night…seriously I think not only am I wittier when hung over I am actually better at my job (and I am pretty bloody good as it stands, on top of my good looks, wealth and modesty)…contemplating getting toasty tonight but sleep seems like a necblahblahblah

Maelinar Maelinar 1:01 pm 05 Aug 05

I will be drunk tonight.. Same place, same bat channel Thumper ?

bonfire bonfire 12:49 pm 05 Aug 05

i tend to be verbose, overbearing and opinionated when drunk.


Thumper Thumper 3:57 pm 04 Aug 05


I totally agree, although I have to stay away from mirrors in the morning.

Then again, it is logical. Drink, fall asleep. You get more beautiful from drinking, and for getting more beauty sleep.

Still not convinced about the intelligent bit.

Absent Diane Absent Diane 3:33 pm 04 Aug 05

I guess the obvious solution to prove this is to test it…

Thumper Thumper 10:35 am 04 Aug 05


half right. It makes other people look better, but doesn’t make them appear more intelligent, unless of course, you’ve got a skinful yourself.

Then they may appear to the sober outsider that they are more intelligent.

It’s obviously not working for me….

Spitfire3 Spitfire3 9:57 am 04 Aug 05

AD, that’s probably just biting sarcasm, bear-with-a-sore-head style.

Absent Diane Absent Diane 4:47 pm 03 Aug 05

I’m far wittier when I’m hungover.. if that means anything

bonfire bonfire 4:43 pm 03 Aug 05

imagine that, anu students think that drinking makes you smarter and sexier.

southpac must be relieved.

simto simto 4:33 pm 03 Aug 05

Being more intelligent makes you drink so that your percieved intelligence becomes equal to the rest of society, perhaps?

Ralph Ralph 4:16 pm 03 Aug 05

And having the income to do so.

Spectra Spectra 4:13 pm 03 Aug 05

Of course, there’s no evidence of the cause-effect relationship here. It might be that being smart makes you predisposed to drinking at a moderate level (for whatever reason that might be).

But I have no doubt that people will interperate this in whatever way suits them (see above) 🙂

LurkerGal LurkerGal 3:53 pm 03 Aug 05

I thought drinking made OTHER PEOPLE smarter and more attractive…..

Thumper Thumper 3:44 pm 03 Aug 05

Which means you must be intelligent!

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