Quantcast

«

»

Sep 17 2013

It’s all quite lovely…

…but I’m afraid these lyrics make about as much sense to me as the original Queen song.

23 comments

Skip to comment form

  1. 1
    chigau (違う)

    Much better.

  2. 2
    chigau (違う)

    OK
    that was FUCKING AWESOME!!!!

  3. 3
    ekwhite

    Epic. I just had a geekgasm.

  4. 4
    NateHevens, resident SOOPER-GENIUS... apparently...

    Wow. That was fucking incredible. Thank you PZ. I am seriously going to put that on my iPod… and my blog, and my Twitter, and my Facebook…

    Because…

  5. 5
    razzlefrog

    Hey, PZ, would you ever consider putting a small “feminist” label into your About section? I’m not generally a pusher, so I won’t feel offended if you don’t, but when I note you as one of the feminists I follow on the internet (and atheists, and skeptics), people who don’t regularly read your blog don’t necessarily immediately get the impression and I generally like to have solid male feminist examples to refer to when I talk gender. It makes feminism an “everyone” thing.

    What say you? Maybe?

  6. 6
    chigau (違う)

    razzlefrog #5
    I’m not really sure what you want but you can email PZ directly by clicking the link under his photo on the sidebar. Be very specific in your subject line.
    or use the Contact a Monitor link in the box above his photo.

  7. 7
    NateHevens, resident SOOPER-GENIUS... apparently...

    Is having “male feminist examples” so important? Why not just “feminist examples”, leaving gender out of it?

  8. 8
    yellowsubmarine

    Omg. I wonder if Brian Cox has seen this.

  9. 9
    =8)-DX

    @NateHevens, resident SOOPER-GENIUS… apparently…

    Why not just “feminist examples”, leaving gender out of it?

    Wait.. you want to talk to people about feminism.. and “leave gender out of it?” I’m no resident expert on this, but I can’t remember having any conversation about feminism where gender was not an issue. I mean sure, one often uses neutral pronouns to talk about universals, but the speakers’ genders are often crucial due to our prejudices, biases, privilege.

    And that in addition to the fact that razzlefrog explained why it was important:

    It makes feminism an “everyone” thing.

  10. 10
    Samuel Vimes

    Superlatives fail me.

  11. 11
    starcatherus

    I’m sure Dr. Brian May, doctor of astrophysics and guitar genius, would approve of this wonderful video

  12. 12
    marcoli

    To quote Hamlet: ‘What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty! In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like an Angel!’ And so on.
    Really, that was very good. Better if I even understood it.

  13. 13
    inflection

    Instant like.

  14. 14
    niftyatheist, perpetually threadrupt

    This is just fantastic. I feel smarter having watched it! (Sharing shamelessly, too! Thanks, PZ!)

  15. 15
    Lynna, OM

    That video was so much fun to watch. Made me smile.

  16. 16
    Andy Kimber

    Gotta love Sock Puppet Einstein :)

  17. 17
    chimera

    Yeah! And check out what else he does.

  18. 18
    Daz: Experiencing A Slight Gravitas Shortfall

    To link a YouTube video:

    <a href="URL of the YT page">Your anchor-text</a>

  19. 19
    ivarhusa

    Wonderful! Faithful to the original in so many respects, and filled with an appreciation for the beauty that is truly within science. Well done. Bravo! I must check out his other work.

  20. 20
    WMDKitty -- Survivor

    Wonder what Brian May thinks about this…

  21. 21
    blf

    Artistically, that is amazing, VERY well done with a finely-honed respect for the original! I shall be looking at the gentleman’s other work with considerable interest and anticipation…

    I can’t really comment on the science as that is outside my area of expertise, but from the bits I think I sort-of followed, it does seem to concur with my understanding of the rationales and criticisms of string theory.

  22. 22
    jack

    …about as much sense to me as the original Queen song
    I was under the impression that the original song was about Freddie Mercury’s struggle with suicidal thoughts when he was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. But that could just be apocryphal.

  23. 23
    Rip Steakface

    I was under the impression that the original song was about Freddie Mercury’s struggle with suicidal thoughts when he was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. But that could just be apocryphal.

    I’d hate to seem like an ass, but that’s just plainly untrue. Bohemian Rhapsody was released in 1976, before the HIV epidemic really started (or at least started to be noticed), and Freddie Mercury himself wasn’t diagnosed until 1987. Sorry.

    I’m sure Dr. Brian May, doctor of astrophysics and guitar genius, would approve of this wonderful video

    I dearly hope this is somehow passed along to him.

Comments have been disabled.