Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Science Singles

I've just realised that the name for this sounds a bit like a dating service for lab workers... oh well, let's get on with it.

CSS with Alcohol

Science? "Hey hey hey hey hey, do you want to drink some alcohol?" Well, it's 11:30 on a Monday morning, so it's probably not the best time to be getting drunk, but in the name of science and rock'n'roll I will. Ethanol (the alcohol you'd hope to have in your beverages) acts on the brain as a depressant. It decreases the activity of the nervous system by inhibiting (amongst others) the NDMA class of glutamate receptors and GABA receptors. These receptors are important in cognition, memory and motor skills, which is why you become a malcoordinated, forgetful fool after several pints. Mine's a brown ale.
Is it any good?
Its a great pop tune with drunk bunnies in the video. I like good pop tunes. More good pop tunes please. And more drunkbunnies.


Anonymous said...

The single least sciencey science single since science singles began.

Ne said...

oh come on. I talk about glutamate receptors!

Anonymous said...

Tenuous, my friend. Tenuous.

Surely every substance known to man doesn't qualify as being sufficiently sciencey?

What's so special about alcohol? Other than the obvious.

Ne said...

Tenuous is how we play it round these parts my man.