Pluto’s revenge

In response to today’s IAU ruling, Plutonians declared a pre-emptive war on Earth. A fleet of Plutionian troops will be launched later this month, but are not due to arrive on Earth until August 2014 because of the large distance between the two worlds. Additionally, the Plutonian Astronomical Union (PAU) disqualified Earth as a planet claiming its large diameter was due to the use of illegal steroids. The PAU is also advocating the Earth receive a 90-day suspension (one season) from the Sun’s starting rotation. This position is a more moderate one than some Plutonians who feel that all of Earth’s attributes should be permanently stricken from the record books.

Discussion among the asteroids is already lively on whether Uranus or Neptune will move into the coveted number three spot in the line up should the suspension take place.

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3 Responses to “Pluto’s revenge”

  1. Ross Graham Says:

    Interesting. This whole Pluto not a planet thing has really raised an important question though: How will elementary students remember the planet names!?

    No more will “My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas” work well … since apparently they won’t be eating pizzas.

    After much deliberation I have settled upon this to be the new meme from now and forever forward:

    “My Very Eccentric Mother Just Served Us Ninjas.”

  2. Pam Tucker Says:

    I heard a news comentator on TV the other day change the memorization cue to:

    “My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nachos.”

    Not nearly as interesting as Mr. Graham’s response, but perhaps my more traditional brain can accept it.

  3. brad Says:

    A group of 300 astronomers have signed a petition denounced the IAU’s new planet definition stating that they do not agree with the IAU’s definition, they need better definition.

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