viernes, 29 de agosto de 2008

No somos nada

Monty Python

De todo lo que hicieron los Monty Python lo que siempre me llamó más la atención fue su surrealista e irrepetible película El Sentido de la Vida. Y en esa película, la canción conocida como The Galaxy Song, que dice así:

Whenever life gets you down, mrs. Brown
And things seem hard or tough
And people are stupid, obnoxious or daft
And you feel that you've had quite eno-o-o-o-o-ough

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving
And revolving at nine hundred miles an hour
Thas orbiting at ninety miles a second, so it's reckoned
A sun that is the source of all our power

The sun, and you and me, and all the stars that we can see
Are moving at a million miles a day
In an outer spiral arm, at forty thousand miles an hour
Of a galaxy we call the milky way

Our galaxy itself contains a hundred billion stars;
It's a hundred thousand light-years side to side;
It bulges in the middle sixteen thousand light-years thick
But out by us it's just three thousand light-years wide

We're thirty thousand light-years from galactic central point
We go 'round every two hundred million years;
And our galaxy itself is only one of millions of billions
In this amazing and expanding universe

The universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding
In all of the directions it can whiz;
As fast as it can go, the speed of light, you know
Twelve million miles a minute and that's the fastest speed there is

So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure
How amazingly unlikely is your birth;
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere out in space
Cause there's bugger all down here on earth!

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