Poor Pluto. Demoted after all these years. Age discrimination?!
Pluto's not a planet anymore?
When did that happen? And why? Some mumbo jumbo about its "oblong
orbit." So, it's a celestial free spirit that plays by its own rules "is
that so wrong? I don't recall Neptune complaining. I learned in school
that there were nine planets. It was public school, and I was out sick
a lot, but nine was the number. If I ever go on Jeopardy! and
the number of planets comes up, I'm going to say, "What is nine, Alex."
It's so easy to remember: "Nine is fine." "Nine's divine." Now I've got
to think up words that rhyme with "eight." By the way, does Mr. Trebek
qualify as a planet? He meets at least two of the revamped criteria. He
circles the sun, and he "clears the neighborhood around [his] orbit,"
at least in terms of game-show ratings. Worst of all: Pluto's been
reclassified as a "dwarf planet." So Disney still wins.
Public mourning for Pluto, the former planet and current huge lonely chunk of ice, continues with a "Save Pluto" Photoshop contest over at Worth1000.com. Fine print on this entry reads, "Paid for by the friends of Pluto."