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Rock on Dr. May!

by Jen (writer), San Fernando Valley, August 03, 2007

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Are you ready, hey, are you ready for this? Are you hangin' on the edge of your seat?

Outta the doorway, the bullets rip
Repeat to the sound of the beat, yeah

(bum…bum…bum)

Another one bites the dust…

That’s right! After a 36 year hiatus, Queen guitarist Brian May has handed in his doctoral dissertation entitled Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud. “It’s been the longest gap year ever,” commented the 60 year old rocker.

It was 1971 when Brian May, full time grad-student part time rock and roller, made his first observations on interplanetary dust at the Observatory of the Roque de Los Muchachos in La Palma, Tenerife. Shortly thereafter Brian left his studies to devote his full attention to his passion for music. Staying true to this passion, the occasion of his ascension from the ranks of those Patiently Hoping for a Degree will be marked with a concert at the observatory.

(Okay, in the interest of fairness, the official word is that the concert is to inaugurate a new telescope, but I doubt if I could get Alanis here for the installation of a new incubator around the time I graduate.)

Brian’s mentor, astrophysicist Dr. Garik Israelian says “I have no doubt that Brian May would have had a brilliant career in science had he completed his PhD in 1971…Nevertheless, as a fan of Queen, I am glad that he left science temporarily”. Queen fans around the world no doubt share this sentiment.

While Brian still needs to present and defend his findings to his thesis committee, there is little doubt this Queen will soon be known as Dr. Queen.

Brian, well aware of the pressure, had this to say, "If I fail I will fail big time…It will be a very public failure with all this press."

No worries Doc. We’ll love you no matter what.

Even if you decide to become a Professional Hamburger Dispenser.



http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6929290.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6912307.stm
http://astrobiology.arc.nasa.gov/workshops/zodiac/backman/exec_sum.html


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5 comments on Rock on Dr. May!

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By Jen on August 03, 2007 at 05:52 pm
See...now...Im partial to Fat Bottom Girls. My nephew, on the other hand, loves Bicycle Race. Whatever...It's a great band and Im proud of him for finishing his degree!
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By Jen on August 03, 2007 at 06:28 pm
He's only four years old! He head bangs to We Will Rock You. Does that help, El?
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By Jen on August 03, 2007 at 06:53 pm
OMG El...I just listened to the song and you're right! THAT is just wrong...
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By Steven Lane on August 03, 2007 at 10:59 pm
I truly believe a reality based television show titled "EL G's World" would be an instant success. lol I have grand kids that "head bang" to "We will rock you."
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By Jen on August 03, 2007 at 11:23 pm
Steven- I would have to agree with you 100%! double lol
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