Friday, September 15, 2006

Housekeeping and Pluto

I apologize to my readers for the less than neat appearance of my blog. It was a little messy and I'm trying to organize it better. My most time consuming task was updating the blogroll. I've eliminated a few links and added some and put them all in alphbetical order. I have resolved to maintain and update my blogroll more often and hope that my site will be slightly more pleasant to visit.

How about poor Pluto. According to a sidebar in the Detroit News 09/15/06 Pluto has been given a number to reflect the loss of his status as a planet. (You'll have to scroll down)

Word is he's taking it pretty hard. I hear his mom is trying to console him:

"There, there now Pluto it could have been worse."

"Yeah how?"

"Well they didn't name you Uranus. Look at him. Earthlings have been laughing at him ever since they discovered him. He doesn't get any respect. Why he's been the butt (see what I mean) of an endless stream of jokes. But you Pluto, you get genuine respect. Now doesn't that make you feel a little better?"

"No, but nice try mom."

Planet, ahem, dwarf planet watchers speculate that this last move will push Pluto into therapy. It's true then, there is a lot of sadness in the world, er, solar system, universe?

4 comments:

Myrhaf said...

I'm surprised the PC police have not complained about the term "dwarf planet." Shouldn't we call it a "gravitationally-challenged planet"?

Mike N said...

Yes. I was wondering if that dwarf designation would offend the sensibilities of other dwarf planets!

Robert Nasir said...

And here, I was recently posting to someone's weblog on the Benevolent Universe Premise. Well, I'll have to reconsider. Sounds like the Universe is pretty malevolent when they can pull the stripes from the planet Pluto so callously.

Er, that is, The Heavenly Body Formerly Known As The Planet Pluto.

---RCN

Mike N said...

Hmmm. You might have something there Robert with the Benevolent Universe thing. Maybe we should start a movement like Committee After Returning Dignity To Outer Planets (CARDTOP), sponsored by BUS,(Benevolent Universe Society).
Our slogan could be "Restore Pluto's respect and give Uranus a new name for cryin out loud."
Just a thought.