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
Another one bites the dustâ€¦
Thatâ€™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. â€œItâ€™s been the longest gap year ever,â€ 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.)
Brianâ€™s mentor, astrophysicist Dr. Garik Israelian says â€œI have no doubt that Brian May would have had a brilliant career in science had he completed his PhD in 1971â€¦Nevertheless, as a fan of Queen, I am glad that he left science temporarilyâ€. 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 timeâ€¦It will be a very public failure with all this press."
No worries Doc. Weâ€™ll love you no matter what.
Even if you decide to become a Professional Hamburger Dispenser.
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Copyright © 2010 Jen
Rock on Dr. May!
Copyright © 2010 Jen
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