Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Heavenly Body of the Week: Poor Little Pluto

"Members of the Society for the Preservation of Pluto as a Planet are dedicated to the proposition that Pluto has been and always should be considered a planet." - From the society's mission statement (and I agree!)

When I went to school, we learned about all nine planets in our solar system. That's right kids...nine! Discovered back in 1930, Pluto was named the ninth planet in our little gaggle of a solar system, and for teh next 76 years, it stayed that way. Then came 2006, and the demotion of Pluto to dwarf planet status, and even a reclassification, to hitherto be known as a Plutoid. Bullshit!! That's right, I call bullshit, people!!In my heart of hearts (the one hidden behind the main one) I now, and forever consider Pluto to be the ninth planet, a full-fledged planet mind you, not some dwarfish outcast. It's just like when those other eight reindeer wouldn't let poor Rudolph play in any of their reindeer games. Bastards!! Let Pluto play, ya big bullies!!

That's it gang. See ya 'round the web.