Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Monkeys Do It Too

Now, the scientists say the binging isn't really our fault. It's biology. The monkeys do it too. Stress eating. Dominant class and subordinate classes of monkeys were studied, and it was discovered that initially, the dominant class ate more. But once high fat, high sugar foods were provided, the subordinate animals (harrassed all day by their superiors) snuck out at night to feed on these dopamine-rich, serotonin-enhancing, endorphin-inducing foods. So I guess there's really nothing I can do about it. More ice cream, please.

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At 5:25 PM, May 21, 2008, Blogger Rach said...

I knew there was a good reason! All I know is that I swapped to the weight watchers diet and man, gotta love a diet that allows a donut in it occassionally :).

 
At 5:25 PM, May 21, 2008, Blogger Rach said...

I knew there was a good reason! All I know is that I swapped to the weight watchers diet and man, gotta love a diet that allows a donut in it occassionally :).

 
At 6:05 AM, May 22, 2008, Blogger Sisiggy said...

And wasn't it dopamine that Robin Williams gave Robert DeNiro in Awakenings? You know, where he starts out catatonic and Robin Williams starts dosing him with Dopamine and Robert DeNiro starts getting more and more normal until he's so normal he become psychotic and tries to take over the hospital?

At this point, I'm craving some of that...

 
At 7:09 AM, May 22, 2008, Blogger Foo said...

Boy, did I ever go somewhere else when I saw the title in my feed list. My brain put it together like this:

The Monkeys Do It Too => flinging poo => 2008 presidential campaign

So my loins were girded for a political posting.

 
At 8:24 PM, May 22, 2008, Blogger Janie said...

LMAO at Foo...and you!

 
At 1:59 AM, May 26, 2008, Anonymous mis_nomer said...

Hmm. Your posted reminded me of the tub of vanilla ice-cream sitting in the freezer, and I am having some now! :)

 
At 1:13 AM, May 27, 2008, Blogger Gwynne said...

Rach, what's the diet called that allows donuts and ice cream, whenever you're stressed? Because that's the diet I'm on right now. And it shows. ;-)

Sisiggy, craving some psychosis, are you? If you find a good dopamine source, let me know. In the meantime, I'm sticking with the donuts and ice cream regimen.

Foo, you're very funny. You know I don't do politics. But monkey poo? Heh. Given enough time, you can be sure I'll have something to say about that. ;-)

Hey Janie! :-)

Hey Mis_Nomer! I'm glad to hear from you! And if ice cream does the trick for you too, then I'll send you a tub.

 
At 3:43 AM, May 27, 2008, Blogger Bob-kat said...

Mmmm, ice-cream on a hot day but chocolate anytime! In a way it's nice that it's biology but that makes it so much harder to fight!

 

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