Aug 24, 2006

Fare Thee Well, Tiny Wanderer

Damn them all to Hades.

The Planetary Science Guys Gathering decided that Pluto, formerly our furtherest-out-planet, is no longer a planet.

Apparently a planet, by the new definition, has to be round, covered in dirt, capable of being mined to utter collapse by major interstellar mining corporations, be large enough to host the entire cast and crew of a big-budget science fiction movie, and must be able to clear smaller objects out of it's orbitary neighborhood by it's force of gravity or something foolish like that, so Pluto is out, and we're down to a meager eight plants in our solar system now.

We'll miss you, Pluto.

4 comments:

Vulgar Wizard said...

And you must be labeled "freak."

Nancy Dancehall said...

And it's going to be replaced by....Xena!

Wasn't that in Episode 28: Xena - Warrior Death Goddess?

Irrelephant said...

I thought that was episode 37: Xena - Trans-Neptunian Death Plantoid Warrior Goddess?

The Ivory Pen said...

You do realize that we should be able to see Mars this week.