February 23, 2012

Self-medicating with alcohol...

... by fruit flies.

8 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Darwin may be right. We are descended from fruit flies. At least the Irish are.

Rick T. said...

Ironically, the genus name is Drosophila, which means "dew loving." Or in this case apparently, mountain dew.

Crazy Bald Guy said...

I don't drink but lately I've been thinking about taking it up.

Rick T. said...

And a riff on the old joke about time, fruit flies, and bananas which is this case would be banana dacquiris

edutcher said...

Many a drunk has operated on that theory.

Patrick said...

Must be Irish.

bagoh20 said...

So, I told this beautiful woman last night that she probably has internal parasites eating her guts from the inside out, and that I would pay for the medicine to kill them off. We had a lovely evening after that, and everyone felt relieved afterward. Winning!

William said...

I just hope that the unfortunate habit of a few fruit flies doesn't lead to stereotyping of this species whose members are overwhelmingly sober and hardworking.