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Getting small…

More pixie-like pix at Slinkachu‘s “Little People Project” (“abandoning little people on the streets since 2006”)…

[TotH to Laughing Squid and Sex + Design]

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As we keep everything in perspective, we might send a bright metal birthday riff to Brian Harold May, CBE; he was born on this date in 1947.  Rightly known for his work as guitarist, songwriter and occasional singer of the band Queen (he is ranked 26th on Rolling Stone‘s list of Greatest Guitarists of All Time, and 7th on Planet Rock‘s), he has also distinguished himself as an astrophysicist.  During a hiatus from the band, May completed his PhD at Imperial College (which he’d left in abeyance in the early 70s to pursue Queen); his dissertation was A Survey of Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud.  Asteroid 52665 Brianmay was named in his honor in June, 2008 at the suggestion of British Astronomical Association President Sir Patrick Moore.

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Written by LW

July 19, 2012 at 1:01 am

Who you callin’ a Queen???…

Under the general heading of “too weird for words,” from Crikey Not Likely, BoHeMan Rhapsody:

As we re-gather our wits, we might stop to remember that celebrated span, The Tacoma Narrows Bridge, beloved of high school physics students around the world for its demonstration of the power of resonant waves; it collapsed on this date in 1940.

“Like a dog’s walking on his hind legs: it is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all.”

Apropos Dr. Johnson (as recounted in Boswell’s Life):  Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, played on antique computer peripherals:

As we try to remember our BASIC, we might wish a brooding Happy Birthday to Charlotte Bronte, author (as “Currer Bell”) of Jane Eyre; she was born on this date in 1816…  and was the only one of the three novelistic Bronte sisters to live past 31.

Charlotte Bronte

Written by LW

April 21, 2009 at 1:01 am

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