Saturday, July 10, 2021

Did Caffeine Create the Enlightment

Well, that and tobacco, and don't forget better/cheaper booze.  All three have some positive effect on the thought process.  All three together is the important bit.

A smoker will tell you how a cigarette can clear and focus the mind.  I can attest to this.  Yes, there are plenty of thing wrong with smoking, and I am glad I stopped, but wasn't devoid of positives.  Booze and creativity?  There are theories.

All three came together as one at about the time of the Renaissance and the Enlightment.

Those thee are much better than late night dorm room reefer schemes:

But wait... what new product widely appeared at the end of the Enlightenment?  Easy.  The widespread consumption of the potato and tomato.  Your French Fries and ketchup make you ordinary again.  But maybe more moral.  Makes you want to fight kill and die to end the scourge of slavery, them Krinkle Kuts with a side of Del Monte catsup, eh?  


Antibubba said...

I'm pretty sure our Navy and Air Force pilots weren't using that particular scope when they reported flying anomalies.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

I know enough Navy and Air Force pilots to know how addle pated many are. Naturally.