Thursday, January 29, 2009

Brain Damage

For all of you who have wondered what makes me the clever fellow I am, Bijou Renaissance Man may have found the answer.

But today, using tissue from retired NFL athletes culled posthumously, the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (CSTE), at the Boston University School of Medicine, is shedding light on what concussions look like in the brain. The findings are stunning. Far from innocuous, invisible injuries, concussions confer tremendous brain damage. That damage has a name: chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
The damage affects the parts of the brain that control emotion, rage, hypersexuality, even breathing, and recent studies find that CTE is a progressive disease that eventually kills brain cells.

But then, so does beer.

I've only had one concussion, but it was a doozy. From here on in, all my quirks are laid on this doorstep, from the recumbent bicycles, to the 2-bore rifles. Hey, maybe the booze and loose women, too.

Nah, the judge might buy it, if a slick enough lawyer presents it right, but the wife won't cut me any slack at all, beyond what she's cut me already.


Anonymous said...

> But then, so does beer.

So, are you cleared for beer?

Billll said...

I'll be there.

Zomby's blog wouldn't let me post. Probably some computer-related thing.

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Anonymous said...

I dont believe it is brain-damaged to enjoy either beer or loose women.

Billll said...

You're absolutely right, but it's been said that they cause it.