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Our brains are being pulled apart! by canaveralgumby on 15 January 2005 3:50am
 
We've landed a probe, with microphone, on Titan, and sent another to ride a comet. And there was a biblical disaster in the Indian Ocean, more disaster in California, genocide all over Africa, unjust war in Iraq, and very few people give a crap about space. Sorry, but it makes me sad. It ought to be bringing people together.

But as I've written before, some of us are mapping the human genome and looking right at the big bang and into atoms and reading the writings of gurus and poets (and travelers!), and then some of us are beating women who don't wear burkas and outlawing men kissing and branding evolution as "theory" and creationism as "science" and wielding machetes against the tribe in the next village, just because.

*SIGH*
 
Re: Our brains are being pulled apart! by Godfather on 15 January 2005 6:56pm
 

Some fings in life are bayd...
they really make you maaayd..
some-fings make you wanna swear and curse...
when you're chewing on life's gris-uwl...
dddddaaaant grumble....give a whis-uwl..
and that will elp fings turn out for the beessst....

aaaaaaaannnnnnddddddddd............

:)

 
Re: Our brains are being pulled apart! by KateC on 15 January 2005 8:04pm
 
Hmm..I heard a really REALLY weird version of that the other day....some kind of German heavy metal band I think
o_0 It was....interesting to say the least...
 
Re: Our brains are being pulled apart! by irishmanufan on 16 January 2005 12:31am
 
i would like to jump for the words of our beloved micheal and quote the brilliant galaxy song ( especially the last line of the last verse !) :

Whenever life gets you down, Mrs. Brown,
And things seem hard or tough,
And people are stupid, obnoxious or daft,

And you feel that you've had quite eno-o-o-o-o-ough,

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving
And reolving at nine thousand miles an hour.
It's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned,
The sun that is the source of all our power.
Now the sun, and you and me, and all the stars that we can see,
Are moving at a million miles a day,
In the outer spiral arm, at fourteen thousand miles an hour,
Of a galaxy we call the Milky Way.

Our galaxy itself contains a hundred million stars;
It's a hundred thousand light-years side to side;
It bulges in the middle sixteen thousand light-years thick,
But out by us it's just three thousand light-years wide.
We're thirty thousand light-years from Galactic Central Point,
We go 'round every two hundred million years;
And our galaxy itself is one of millions of billions
In this amazing and expanding universe.



Our universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding,
In all of the directions it can whiz;
As fast as it can go, that's the speed of light, you know,
Twelve million miles a minute and that's the fastest speed there is.
So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,
How amazingly unlikely is your birth;
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere out in space,
'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth
 
Re: Our brains are being pulled apart! by canaveralgumby on 16 January 2005 7:43pm
 
Thank you, guys, that's exactly what i needed to be reminded of. %:^)
 
Re: Our brains are being pulled apart! by irishmanufan on 16 January 2005 10:05pm
 
your welcome canaveralgumby !
Linda
 
Re: Our brains are being pulled apart! by Diamond on 16 January 2005 10:57pm
 
linda - where does the galaxy song originate??

Funny things humans!!!
 
Re: Our brains are being pulled apart! by Palinite14 on 17 January 2005 3:26pm
 
Thank you Linda, that really cheered me up. :)
 
Re: Our brains are being pulled apart! by canaveralgumby on 20 January 2005 10:16am
 
Yeah, yeah, the Galaxy Song is really Eric's. SSSHHHHHH. We won't tell anyone.
 
Re: Our brains are being pulled apart! by Tusker on 20 January 2005 3:40pm
 
It comes from Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Part V - Live Organ Transplants ...

http://arago4.tn.utwente.nl/stonedead/movies/meaning-of-life/11-live-organ-transplants.html
 



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