• Richard Murff

On Drunken Monkeys



In which Murff covers the plausible theory that early hominids came out of the trees in search of nothing less than happy hour. It’s literally called the “Drunken Monkey Theory”, and suggests that a ‘nose’ for sugary alcohol triggered overeating in a way that causes us to keep our caloric savings account well-padded. It still does. And man has yet to devise a more efficent way to break down barriers that for several people to get less sober at roughly the same rate in pleasant surroundings.