Vuh Beegul's on 'er way, moi luvver

by Suw on November 10, 2003

You know what I love about Professor Colin Pillinger, the man behind the Beagle 2 mission to Mars? Here he is, sending incredibly complicated and expensive technological marvels into space and, where you might expect to see a slick and polished Oxbridge professor, what you actually get is this big cuddly-looking bloke with the best west country accent this side of Phil Harding.

Anyway, half of Blur – the Alex James/Dave Rowntree half – turned up today to have a play at Jodrell Bank for some reason not made explicitly clear on the News at Ten. I think it was just to make sure that we didn't forget that Beagle 2 is still up there, still on it way to Mars and has only 45 days before it finally arrives. Seems only yesterday that it took off – not called Mars Express for nothing, I guess.

Ah, I love British science. We do it so much better than everyone else. I just wish we did it more often.

A visitor November 11, 2003 at 7:55 am

There have been some fairly nice scientific breakthroughs by the Brittish in the past… Not much over here in the Netherlands, apart from waterworks-related…
The microscope (Antonie van Leeuwenhoek) and the lens-telescope (The one Galileo Galilei looked through was of Dutch making)
Well really that's all I can think of…

What in the world are weevils?


Bramski []

A visitor November 11, 2003 at 8:03 am

To strengthen my point, it were ENGLISH scholars who made this amazing discovery: herrings communicate to eachother by FARTING.
NO Dutchman
Only the English.


Bram []

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