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Postby algonacchick » Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:58 am

Actually, Helen is right:


The law was published in Newton's famous work, the Principia ("Mathematical Principles of Natural Knowledge") in 1687. It states that every particle in the universe exerts a force on every other particle along the line joining their centers. The magnitude of the force is directly proportional to the product of the masses of the two particles, and inversely proportional to the square of the distances between them.



I think Al edited for maximum lyric flow in the song. I am ashamed to admit I did not catch the reference at first, as science was one of my worst subjects in school. It took Ms. Diva posting about it back when SOL first came out for me to get it.
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Postby Orthography Enthusiast » Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:41 pm

Al's all about the scansion. If they use "Pancreas" in any physics textbooks, I'm sure somebody will include an appropriate footnote (or pancreasnote).
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Postby Mr. Rooney » Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:37 pm

I played Pancreas for my biology class! *raises hand*
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Postby weirdojace » Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:06 pm

I wish this song came out two years ago, when I had biology class... my teacher would have definitely let me play it.
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Postby DonnaNoble » Sat Nov 03, 2007 7:06 am

HEY I played Pancreas for MY science class... My teacher liked it SO much, she burned a copy, than the next day sang "Canadian idiot" to the class... It was... Interesting....
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Postby Well, Well, Well » Sat Nov 03, 2007 7:19 am

Still the best song on SOL. Just saying.
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Postby Big Spoon » Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:06 am

I hope my bio class has a unit on the pancreas this year. I could bring this song in and wouldn't have to study that hard for a test.
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Postby The Doctor » Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:46 pm

Pancreas is an amazing song on so many levels. It is no wonder it is my favorite song on the album.
On the surface, Pancreas may be seen as merely a cheery, odd little song about a usually obscure topic. A cute song about an under-appreciated organ.
But it's so much more than that. The song has soul. Meaning. Stronger than any other song ever before. It's enough to bring tears to my eyes. But I may be getting a bit ahead of myself.
This man has such a love for his pancreas. A passion. A passion that burns brighter than a million suns. It's creepy and beautiful at the same time. This man, whom we shall call Bob, recognizes the importance of this lovely organ. Without his pancreas, Bob would die. He's always thinking about his pancreas, because he knows that it's there for him, always, whenever he needs it. It will never desert him, never abandon him when he needs it the most. The pancreas never complains. It just sits and does its duty. Never wavering. Without faltering. How can this NOT bring joy to Bob? It compels him to sing! My pancreas!!!!! It's beautiful.
But he also knows that his pancreas isn't the only one in the universe. All pancrei do the same thing. They never ask for anything in return. They just mind their own business, giving their love to the rest of the body in which they serve.
And then "Flow pancreatic juice"... that part conveys such powerful imagery. That life-bearing fluid that the pancreas was created to create! Lipase, amylase and trypsin... they're going to help with my digestion...... Wow. The way Bob sings this part... it's very touching. And what can be more important than the organ that helps us with our food.... food, which we eat in order to keep ourselves alive. Who does all the work? The pancreas, that's who. Doesn't get enough respect, and Bob is here to right that wrong. Can't you see he loves his pancreas?!? Golly gee, he loves his pancreas.

It's a touching story of love, devotion, and unwavering support. And the music itself adds to it. The magic... the mood.. the sense of purpose.... You can FEEL what Bob feels, through the music alone. When you add the words, it really is enough to bring tears to my eyes, as I mentioned earlier. Never before has there been a song so touching, so moving... It really awakens your previously neglected love for the most important organ in our body.
I highly doubt we will ever be taught a lesson as valuable as the one Bob has taught us.
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Postby Big Spoon » Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:58 pm

:lol:

Nice, Stephen.
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Postby algonacchick » Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:02 pm

Bravo, Stephen, bravo!

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This song has truly touched you in a way that, well, is kinda scary, but your overanalysis was brilliant! My life is now richer since I read your post about a much needed, vital organ like the pancreas, and the song we all love about it!
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