Re: Shutdown means no new beer from craft brewers?

Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:37 am

Ozwald wrote:As a scientist, you place 5 monkeys in a tall cage. You then introduce a banana at the top and a set of stairs to provide access to the banana. Eventually one of the monkeys is going to go for the banana. Immediately you hose down the other 4 with cold water. After a while another monkey tries & you again spray down the 'non offenders' with cold water. Pretty soon when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the others will try to prevent it.

Now, put away the cold water, remove 1 monkey from the enclosure & introduce a new monkey. Naturally he's going to want the banana & to his surprise the other 4 beat the shit out of him when he tries for it. After another attempt & attack, he learns if he tries to climb the stairs he will be assaulted.

Next remove another one of the original monkeys & replace him with a new monkey. The new comer goes to the stairs, is assaulted & the previous new comer takes part in the punishment, with enthusiasm because he is now a part of the team.

One by one, replace each of the 3 remaining 'originals' & see the process repeat. Before long you have an entire new set of monkeys, not one knows why they are not permitted to climb the stairs nor has any of them been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, none will attempt to climb the stairs. Because in their minds, this is just the way it has always been.

Good one Oz. This should be in textbooks.
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