The human mind, jellied dynamo that it is, has the ability to store thousands and thousands of faces. In fact, a study at Vanderbilt last year showed that the brain is better at storing faces than at storing just about any other objects. We're social creatures AŸ.ï¨«.ï¨«ï¨«ï¨«ï¨«.ï¨«ï¨«VbCrLf it's important to remember what we look like. Being social also means we like to congregate and spend time together. Hence, the bar, a place for faces. The irony, of course, is that the reasons you go to the bar AŸ.ï¨«.ï¨«ï¨«ï¨«ï¨«.ï¨«ï¨«VbCrLf to (A) meet people and (B) drink the drinks AŸ.ï¨«.ï¨«ï¨«ï¨«ï¨«.ï¨«ï¨«VbCrLf are somewhat opposed. B tends to cancel A because it replaces that marvelous memory with the desire to talk loudly about, say, how Condoleezza Rice would look in fishnets.
In this, Style's second annual Bar Guide, we seat you on a magic barstool and whisk you around the bar scene, showing you the way Richmond looks in a glass. We introduce you to the people on both sides of the bar, faces that might otherwise exist only as amusing phantoms or perhaps ex-husbands. This time, we'll put Vanderbilt's test to the test and see what you remember.
Bear in mind that the power to store faces doesn't work if they're presented to the brain upside-down. In which case you are at the absolutely wrong bar. Or, on the other hand, at the absolutely right bar. Sugar. AŸ.ï¨«.ï¨«ï¨«ï¨«ï¨«.ï¨«ï¨«VbCrLf Brandon Reynolds