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    • In reply to #2 by bluebird:

      Secure Brian Greene for ‘rate-a-record’ :D

      Please, no puppet, this ain’t the Sherry and Lambchop show.

      Sherry and Lambchop! Damn, that was one fine looking woman. And Lambchop was cute too.

  1. That have must have taken months to put together. Usually gags like that are slap dashed together.

    I found it aurally and visually compelling. It was hard to have any brain left over to pay attention to the science.

  2. This guy is very talented. He has an amazing singing voice: excellent timbre, perfect tone accuracy and an impressive range. I thoroughly enjoyed this. Queen’s best song by far. It is very demanding performance-wise and very easy to fudge up. Timothy executed it “con brio” while adding his own personal touch of geeky comedy. A pure delight to watch and listen to.

    Bravo Timothy!! Outstanding work.

  3. Whenever I get asked what my favorite musical instrument is I unhesitatingly reply, “the human voice.”

    This video shows why that is.

    Anyway, glad Bohemian Gravity was picked up here! Queen’s guitarist, Brian May, is an astrophysicist.

    Mike

  4. … and that guy closes the acknowledgements of his Master’s thesis — link below the youtube video — with

    Most importantly I must thank God, the foundation of all order, to whom I owe both the theories I study and the brain to make sense of them, and without whom I would have given up on this project long ago.”

    Sigh.

  5. Dr. Brian May…

    …the point being the link to Queen goes beyond the music of Bohemian Rhapsody. Brian May (for those that may not know, the revered lead guitarist for Queen) has a PhD in astrophysics and is a former Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University.

    • In reply to #12 by nurnord:

      Dr. Brian May…

      …the point being the link to Queen goes beyond the music of Bohemian Rhapsody. Brian May (for those that may not know, the revered lead guitarist for Queen) has a PhD in astrophysics and is a former Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University.

      It’s clear that Freddie Mercury was the musical genius in Queen though:

      Save the Badger Badger Badger

      • In reply to #17 by Katy Cordeth:

        It’s clear that Freddie Mercury was the musical genius in Queen though:
        Save the Badger Badger Badger

        Are you actually giving that clip in connection to Brian’s link with animal rights activism ? And thereby somehow implying this is his musical standard ?!
        Regardless, Freddie was indeed the kingpin but that in no way diminishes the talent spread among the other 3 members. Remember, they ALL wrote number one hits. And that far from exhausts my point.

        • In reply to #18 by nurnord:

          In reply to #17 by Katy Cordeth:

          It’s clear that Freddie Mercury was the musical genius in Queen though:
          Save the Badger Badger Badger

          Are you actually giving that clip in connection to Brian’s link with animal rights activism ? And thereby somehow implying this is his musical standard ?!
          Regardl…

          I don’t know who was responsible for writing what in Queen. All I meant was that for a supposed musical legend with what one has no reason to believe isn’t a sincere interest in the badger cull cause, we might have expected a better protest song than what was delivered.

          • In reply to #19 by Katy Cordeth:

            In reply to #18 by nurnord:

            In reply to #17 by Katy Cordeth:
            I don’t know who was responsible for writing what in Queen. All I meant was that for a supposed musical legend with what one has no reason to believe isn’t a sincere interest in the badger cull cause, we might have expected a better protest song than what was delivered.

            Evidently, you do not indeed ! My original comment here about Brian’s PhD was no stand alone piece of knowledge, I am a Queen fan of many years ! I could add that nearly all Queen songs and concerts were played on his Red Special guitar…one that he and his dad made from pieces of recycled other materials and objects;
            - motorbike valve springs
            - his mum’s old knitting needles
            - an old fire place for the neck wood etc. !
            This you can verify for yourself, just type ‘Red Special’ into Wikipedia (or elsewhere, if you misguidedly don’t trust Wiki) and marvel.

            BUT, I digress…I just read up on how that Badger weirdness came about, perhaps you should too. You will perhaps learn the tongue-in-cheek context of it ! As you seem quite serious about why you presented your remark (rather than being tongue-in-cheek yourself), I will say – don’t judge someone from a single piece, the perspective gained is likely to be a million miles off.
            And no, I hate it too, its crap !

          • In reply to #20 by nurnord:

            In reply to #19 by Katy Cordeth:

            In reply to #18 by nurnord:

            In reply to #17 by Katy Cordeth: I don’t know who was responsible for writing what in Queen. All I meant was that for a supposed musical legend with what one has no reason to believe isn’t a sincere interest in the badger cull cause, we might have expected a better protest song than what was delivered.

            Evidently, you do not indeed ! My original comment here about Brian’s PhD was no stand alone piece of knowledge, I am a Queen fan of many years ! I could add that nearly all Queen songs and concerts were played on his Red Special guitar…one that he and his dad made from pieces of recycled other materials and objects; – motorbike valve springs – his mum’s old knitting needles – an old fire place for the neck wood etc. ! This you can verify for yourself, just type ‘Red Special’ into Wikipedia (or elsewhere, if you misguidedly don’t trust Wiki) and marvel.

            I not only trust Wiki, I trust that everything you’ve told me about Brian May’s special red guitar is wholly accurate. I’d ask if he took it to apartheid-era South Africa in 1985 when Queen ignored the United Nations cultural boycott of that country, but I recently had a comment removed in which I brought up Eric Clapton’s support for the National Front, so I’m not going to risk it.

            BUT, I digress…I just read up on how that Badger weirdness came about, perhaps you should too. You will perhaps learn the tongue-in-cheek context of it ! As you seem quite serious about why you presented your remark (rather than being tongue-in-cheek yourself), I will say – don’t judge someone from a single piece, the perspective gained is likely to be a million miles off. And no, I hate it too, its crap !

            I’m already familiar with the badger weirdness of which you speak. May is opposed to the (probably) unnecessary culling of thousands of these animals in the UK because they are thought by some to be responsible for the spread of bovine tuberculosis. It would be nicer if his recent commitment to ethical causes had come about roughly twenty eight years earlier and… no, no, I’m not going there… which is more than can be said about Quee… no, that’s enough!

            I like Queen’s music too. I also think Save the Badger Badger Badger is funny and quite cute, although I’m a sucker for anything Blessed.


            Has anyone else noticed how the comments about how brilliant Timothy Blais is and how clever his video was have come to an abrupt halt since his belief in Killy McGee was revealed?

          • In reply to #22 by Katy Cordeth:
            1. “Brian May’s special red guitar”
            - no, ‘Red Special’…a name, not a description !
            2. “I’d ask if he took it to apartheid-era South Africa in 1985 when Queen ignored the United Nations cultural boycott of that country”
            - yes, but I am not interested in getting into that, especially given the polite nudge by the mods (comment 24).
            3. “I’m already familiar with the badger weirdness of which you speak”
            - ?! I ONLY used ‘badger weirdness’ in regard to that piece of music you linked to ! Brian’s campaigning is another (noble) thing altogether. The badger thing I found annoying and daft, as I said earlier. And as for Brian Blessed, never liked him.

            But, all is fine, you say you like Queen’s music, as is only right in proper !

          • In reply to #19 by Katy Cordeth:

            In reply to #18 by nurnord:

            In reply to #17 by Katy Cordeth:

            I think he was going for memey humour rather than musical brilliance

            Ah, apparently it was a collaboration: from the comments there:

            littletrotsky • 5 months ago
            Brian may’s apparently nicked this for the badger cull (check have I got news for you series 45 episode 5)

            theweebl Mod [in reply to] littletrotsky • 5 months ago
            No he hasn’t I’ve done a remix WITH him to try and stop the cull. Also Brian Blessed. You’ll see soon. It’s amazing.

  6. This kid wrote the following in his MS thesis (acknowledgement section):

    Most importantly I must thank God, the foundation of all order, to whom I owe both the theories I study and the brain to make sense of them, and without whom I would have given up on this project long ago.

    Talented but deluded.

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