Sunday, 6 March 2011

Dude, where's my dwarf?

Calamities of Nature.

That Tycho Brahe - crazy name, crazy guy. I can't vouch for quark, but he certainly had strangeness and, quite possibly, charm.

Copernicus had those renaissance ladies
Crazy about his telescope
And Galileo had a name that made his
Reputation higher than his hope
Did none of those astronomers discover
While they were staring out into the dark
That what a lady looks for in her lover
Is charm strangeness and quark

From Hawkwind's memorable, if biographically inaccurate, song about unrequited boffins Quark, Strangeness and Charm.