September 27, 2008

Beef...it's bad for the wit?

I've eaten three burgers over the past two days. Coincidentally, I also have been assigned to read Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. What do these two statements have in common? Read below.

In a conversation between the fools Sir Toby and Sir Andrew, Sir Andrew says,
"Methinks sometimes I have no more wit than a Christian or an ordinary man has. But I am a great eater of beef, and I believe that does harm to my wit." (Act 1, sc. 3)
Beef does harm to the wit? If Sir Andrew is to be trusted, that would mean my wit has decreased significantly. Hmm...maybe my waistline has increased proportionally to the decrease in my wit. Hopefully not. It could just be that Sir Andrew doesn't know what he's talking about. That's probably it. Whew! I've still got a hamburger patty in the fridge with my name written all over it.