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Posted: 12 Jul 05, 21:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I posted on the other board that Brian should start an astronomy section.

However, I think most of Brian's rants are well justified and I agree with most of them.


[QUOTE][QUOTENAME]Brandon wrote: [/QUOTENAME]... and now the "best you can offer is Mr. Jingles? HA! He's... just pathetic.[/QUOTE]
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Posted: 12 Jul 05, 21:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Everyone complains. I know it might get annoying sometimes, but its part of life.


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Posted: 12 Jul 05, 22:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian is like a wife, You gotta learn to ignore
It's the only way.


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Posted: 12 Jul 05, 22:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, it must be rough being forced to read what he writes.

Oh wait, you're not.

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Posted: 12 Jul 05, 22:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Such is Brian. :D


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Posted: 12 Jul 05, 22:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian studied astronomy. His Ph.D is in the subject, isn't it? It would then be obvious for him to become passionate about something that he loves, just like he does/did with music.

So what if he talks about subjects he feels passionate about? It's "Brian's Soapbox", isn't it? He has free reign to talk about what he wants to. And what good is bitching about it on a messageboard going to do? You should email him personally and tell him your thoughts. I'm sure a lot more will get accomplished that way.

How's that for smartass?

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Posted: 12 Jul 05, 23:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, my blog is for completely different reasons - that, and I'm not a multimillionaire rock star! - but I guess it wouldn't be the worst idea regarding separate soap boxes. I do agree with you: sometimes, Brian can whine on and on about topics no one cares about (remember the orbs fiasco? ugh), and I really rather would that he wrote more about Queen these days.

But he's got so many more facets to his personality and his intelligence than his career, and I personally think it's pretty cool that he wants to include us in all that he knows (at least regarding astronomy). For what it's worth, I just stop reading whenever he writes about smoking or politics - he's a bleeding heart, yeah, and I agree a lot with his political stances, but I'm just not that interested in hearing about it from a rock star.

I don't disagree with you, but I suppose it all can really be attributed to Brian getting older and more grouchy as time passes by.

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Posted: 12 Jul 05, 23:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erm... did someone forget that there is a section dedicated to Queen info on Brian's site?

And if I find something on Brian's site that I don't like, I skip past it.

Peace,
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Posted: 12 Jul 05, 23:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yea, whats with this shit...If I was him I would let us know about all the fine groupies he had...=)


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Posted: 12 Jul 05, 23:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just skim through it to see if there's anything interesting there...if not then I try again. I'm not bothered about the comet but at least he has other interests apart from music. I'd get bored hearing about the same stuff over and over.
I think it's quite cute how he gets these obsessions, like the orbs, it reminds me of my boyfriend (hehe) :-)


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Posted: 13 Jul 05, 01:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian is/was unbelievably over-sensitive about the Deep Impact mission and most other astronomers can't understand why he was making such a fuss.

The simple fact is that the mission returned more data than a landing attempt (and it was cheaper too).

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Posted: 13 Jul 05, 08:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You must admit: Brian's Soapbox is always good for a surprise. My favourite topics are "floaters" (things before his eyes) and cold shower that he takes three times a week to have better skin and hair. That was so absurd I couldn't stop laughing. The funniest thing about it is that he writes it seriously.

I do have respect before the rest of the band. We can choose not to read his bshit but they had to listen to him at least 20 years long. OMG!

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Posted: 13 Jul 05, 09:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Brians biggest bitch about the Deep Impact thing was the spending of such large amounts of money for it, I mean come on, this guy is SO CHEAP he BUILT his own guitar just to save a few pounds... and look at his hair, I bet he hasn't gone to the barber in years, now THAT is a cheapskate..

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Posted: 13 Jul 05, 14:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

On the one hand it IS as Brian says, his soapbox, not a regular fan website, and meant pecisely for him to go off about what HE wants to go off about.

I actually agree with alot of his topics on smoking, hunting, etc.

But...he is a BIG time bleeding heart. His editorial on the London terrorism bombings and terrorists in general I thought was archaic, and made the victims of the bombings out to be the ones to blame for ''bringing it on themselves'' so to speak and all but saying the terrorists and any terrorists are justified. I TOTALLY disagreed with that editorial.

I also thought he fails to see himself AT ALL in that editorial when he rants about the evils of the capitalistic spoiled rich who brought this on themselves. Brian...Mr Forbes 100 music version of Donald Trump...has some nerve making that statement. Also, is he prepared to live humbly as an everyday working class joe, giving up his millions to the members of al-Quaida or Africa or any 3rd world impoverished nation, ....or even the poor working class of his own native UK?

I think NOT!

I also agree that he spends WAY too much time on that comet and astronomy, but I understand that next to music, that astronomy is his biggest passion and he has a degree in it. So YES it would be most effective and better to create a Separate section on his website/soabox for and called ''Astronomy''.

People who are interested in that, will know exactly where to go on his website and will want to read it.

People who are NOT interested in it, won't have to be bored to tears scrolling down and past entire pages to get to music related or Queen related topics.

I find him to be very well intended about most of his subject matter, but way too much of a (as we Jewish people say..he's a Kevetch). He comes off so whiny and bitter most times and is often way too one sided.

If he could be more articulate and rational without sounding preachy, complaining, and whiny and bitter, his points would come across better.


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Posted: 13 Jul 05, 14:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Honestly, folks. How many other mega-stars of Brian May's magnitude take the time to do what he does on his OWN site?

Some folks need to take a pill. Sure, he gets preachy, but he, IMO, has earned that right. I, for one, am at a polar opposite politically to Brian, but that is perfectly FINE! I enjoy reading his soapbox comments, and usually learn something from them.

He could be like John Deacon, be a recluse, sitting around in his Simpsons boxers watching porn.....

Give Bri a rest.


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Posted: 13 Jul 05, 17:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian's soapbox IS his soapbox. You can't really control what his Issue of the Week is. I find it pretty interesting, even though I'm a conservative and he's bleeding heart to the tenth degree. I just look at it as, "okay, here's Brian May for ye." And right now he's obsessed with the comet :)


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Posted: 14 Jul 05, 20:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Let's face it, it could be worse. He could be a raving Jehovah's Witness or something and automatically sign each site visitor to a maiing list which has no remove option.

Or he could be a rabid Tony Blair supporter.



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Posted: 17 Jul 05, 05:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He posts about astronomy??! Wow!! That is my greatest passion. I never check his site but I'll start to do so now that I know this!
Brian, keep talking about beautiful astronomy. And PLS let world politics alone.....Especially if all you have to say is empty words...




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Posted: 17 Jul 05, 08:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

he can write what he wants imo, it´s his homepage