A Conversation for Monty Python's 'Galaxy Song'

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GodBen (The Magical Astronomer) - 00000011

Great work! I don't usually respond to these things but in this case I think you deserve it. I mean this is just fantastic, all the lyrics to the Galaxy Song. I've been looking for those for ages. It's a pity about all that science getting in the way though. smiley - winkeye


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Danny B

Thanks! Glad you liked it smiley - smiley

smiley - cheers

Danny B.


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Post 3

  Traveller in Times >42 )^( _

Traveller in Time smiley - tit on top
"Congratulations. You are a star hmm, should be mentioned in the song somewhere. "


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Farlander

great work, danny! smiley - ok that's the song from the organ donor sketch, isn't it? (it would never do for my mum to watch that bit - she'd tear up my donor card in a trice smiley - erm)


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Danny B

Thanks, guys smiley - cheers

Yes, it is the song from the organ donor sketch, with Eric Idle emerging from the fridge wearing a a pink tuxedo smiley - laugh

And my mum has a bit of a thing about organ donation as well...


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Titania (gone for lunch)

Excellent entry - makes an interesting read!smiley - ok


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Danny B

Thanks, Titania! smiley - cheers


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Amy the Ant - High Manzanilla of the Church of the Stuffed Olive

Well done, Danny B. smiley - cheers


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Ralph the Wonder Llama and André the dodo; Excrement Occurs

It's great! D'you know, this song always reminds me of the Total Perspective Vortex on Frogstar World B from the Restaurant at the end of the Universe.


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Post 10

DaveBlackeye

Great article, but I need to point something out:
/ PEDANT
nuclear power doesn't owe anything to the sun. The energy comes from splitting heavy atoms such as uranium that were forged in supernovae (and possibly the big bang IIRC) before the solar system even formed.
/ * PEDANT


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Danny B

Yes... but (he says, thinking rapidly) the fact that those radioactive elements ended up as part of the Earth is due to the process of formation of the planets of the solar system, in which the sun was heavily involved. Or something...


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Post 12

Just Justin... (ACE)

I didn't know that the lyrics had too much to do with actual measurements! I thought they were just as they are as they sound good...

Justin


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Post 13

Oberon2001 (Scout)

Brilliant.


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Post 14

Danny B

Thanks for everyone's kind comments smiley - smiley

Justin - never underestimate Eric Idle (or any Python, for that matter)!

smiley - cheers


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GodBen (The Magical Astronomer) - 00000011

What are all these people doing here? smiley - huh


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Zarquon's Singing Fish! - in transition

I'm pleased this made Editor's Choice. Quite right too! smiley - biggrinsmiley - ok

smiley - fishsmiley - musicalnote


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Post 17

Mina

Well done!

I read a science entry, I'm so impressed with it. And I only skipped a few bits. smiley - biggrin


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schrodingers_cat (Am I dead or alive? sometimes even i can't tell)

Please, Please can anyone tell me where i can get this song?

Its always been a favorite, love to get a copy!

BTW Uranium would not have been formed during the big bang, as conditions were not stable enough for even light atoms to form for a while. But otherwise good point about nuclear energy.


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Post 19

Danny B

The song is available on the Meaning of Life soundtrack, and also on the albums "Monty Python Sings" and "The Ultimate Monty Python Rip Off". You can probably get these from places such as Amazon.


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Post 20

Demon Drawer

Excellent a noble addition to the dissection of lyrics here on h2g2.


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