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A recently discovered species of polychaete annelid worm dating from the Silurian now bears the name of Motorhead fronstman, Lemmy Kilmister.
posted by owhydididoit (28 comments total)

 
Does it have those nasty warts on its face too?

/I keed, because "Ace of Spades" rocks my balls off.
posted by bardic at 4:59 PM on October 7, 2006


And once again, everything is right in the world.

*warm glow*
posted by Jimbob at 4:59 PM on October 7, 2006


I love it. Many years ago I bought a science fiction novel about the Sex Pistols, written I think by Michael Moorcock, printed in a newspaper format. I don't remember much except that Lemmy was an important character. I bought my first Motorhead record the next week.

Tenpole Tudor was in it too--what the hell was that novel?
posted by LarryC at 5:11 PM on October 7, 2006


It was "Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle" - the "novelisation" of the movie. Probably the strangest Jerry Cornelius, and that's really saying something.

As for Lemmy, I think that when asteroid X is dicovered to be on a collision course with the Earth it should be named after him. It would only be fitting.
posted by thatwhichfalls at 5:20 PM on October 7, 2006


(that should be "... the strangest Jerry Cornelius novel" of course)
posted by thatwhichfalls at 5:21 PM on October 7, 2006


Okay let's be honest.

Who here only knows the song Ace of Spades because of Guitar Hero?



for the record, texas flood on expert with 90% accuracy. Booya.
posted by lazaruslong at 5:28 PM on October 7, 2006


What about the slime mold beetles in the genus Agathidium: A. bushi, A. cheneyi, and A. rumsfeldi?

Christened by two former Cornell entomologists
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts at 5:30 PM on October 7, 2006 [1 favorite]


Never heard of this book. I'd really like to read it though.
posted by bardic at 5:32 PM on October 7, 2006


I just spent an entire cigarette break trying to think of something snarky that combined Lemme, Motorhead and polychaete annelid worms. I got nothing. It's just a cool when science has a sense of humor.

Maybe it would be funnier if the worms were mooches. Because I hear that's how Lemme got his name: 'Lemme a fiver, eh?'
posted by quin at 5:39 PM on October 7, 2006


That's awesome! By the way, what's the plotline of Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle?
posted by brundlefly at 5:41 PM on October 7, 2006


Holy hell MonkeySaltedNuts, I thought that was a joke till I read your link. Does this mean we can now say things like "Bah, Bush is giving slime mold beetles a bad name?"
posted by quin at 5:43 PM on October 7, 2006


Fucking A. I've been waiting for a good excuse to post this for a while. Motorhead, in 1984, on The Young Ones, doing Ace of Spades:

This is Rock and Roll. [youtube]
posted by BeerFilter at 5:51 PM on October 7, 2006 [1 favorite]


Hawkwind!
posted by parki at 5:59 PM on October 7, 2006


Great clip. I've often wondered why Lemmy rigged his mic above his head. It looks kind of uncomfortable.

But I just realized, it's because he's not singing to us. He's singing to God. And he's telling him to fuck off.
posted by bardic at 6:06 PM on October 7, 2006 [3 favorites]


"The Ace of Spades Worms...

I'm really sorry...
posted by SteveTheRed at 6:58 PM on October 7, 2006


Wasn't it Motorhead that did the music for the film "Eat the Rich?"

I wouldn't be surprised if those rich bastards gave a poor working stiff worms...
posted by QIbHom at 7:15 PM on October 7, 2006


"Who here only knows the song Ace of Spades because of Guitar Hero?"

I knew it from The Young Ones, like BeerFilter said.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:22 PM on October 7, 2006


#quin: Does this mean we can now say things like "Bah, Bush is giving slime mold beetles a bad name?"

I thought it was a real insult to name slime mold beetles after US administration figures, but Bush seems impervious - he phoned them up and thanked them
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts at 7:38 PM on October 7, 2006


I knew it from The Young Ones, like BeerFilter said.

Me too, first exposure to Motorhead. Sent me on a strange, strange path.
posted by lumpenprole at 8:21 PM on October 7, 2006


lazaruslong: "Who here only knows the song Ace of Spades because of Guitar Hero?"

Actually, that's one of the few songs in GH that I knew before playing it... come to think of it, it's the only Motorhead song I know, though.
posted by infidelpants at 9:26 PM on October 7, 2006


The story of Lemmy getting kicked out of Hawkwind. (YouTube)
posted by spacelux at 9:28 PM on October 7, 2006


Entomolgist who named beetle after bush thinkis it's a compliment:

""We admire these leaders as fellow citizens who have the courage of their convictions and are willing to do the very difficult and unpopular work of living up to principles of freedom and democracy rather than accepting the expedient or popular," says Wheeler, who named the beetles and wrote the recently published monograph describing the new slime-mold beetle species while a professor at Cornell."

I reckon they're giving slime mold beetles a bad name.
posted by lalochezia at 11:21 PM on October 7, 2006


Who here only knows the song Ace of Spades because of Guitar Hero?

I only know it because of the Young Ones, thanks BeerFilter!
posted by jessamyn at 5:49 AM on October 8, 2006


Thanks for that, spacelux. Emailing all my stoner mates.
posted by Joeforking at 7:39 AM on October 8, 2006


see here and here
posted by riotgrrl69 at 7:41 AM on October 8, 2006


I wish the gene I work on was named after a metal band instead of a stoopid video game.
posted by scblackman at 8:03 AM on October 8, 2006


I always wondered what those growths are on Lemmy's face.
posted by snoktruix at 9:08 AM on October 8, 2006


Biologists have great senses of humor. For example, a strain of fruit fly that's really sensitive to alcohol is called...."cheapdate."
posted by nasreddin at 2:17 PM on October 8, 2006


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