Friday, August 25, 2006

Pluto, You'll Always Be a Star to Me

The latest news from the nerdery is that Pluto is no longer a planet. When asked to comment on the International Astronomical Union's ruling, Tanya Hill, curator of astronomy at Melbourne Planetarium, said, "I certainly agree with the decision." Upon hearing this, Patricia Tombaugh, widow of the man who discovered Pluto, replied, "Tanya, I do believe you're talking out of uranus."

In a related story, Walt Disney Studios announced today that the beloved character, Pluto, will no longer be classified as Mickey Mouse's dog. He will now be considered Mick's "longtime companion."











Still no word on what the hell Goofy's deal is.

9 comments:

cmhl said...

ha!!!!

BarBarA said...

Another good one, Beck!

Writeprocrastinator said...

"longtime companion???"

The shorts, the white gloves...dammit, why didn't I see it before?

Does Minnie know?

Edge said...

I'm glad you're back. Do you think Pluto and Goofy eve ... ya know ... kind of had that gay Disney thing going on?

~Jef

Lee Ann said...

Pluto is really getting the shaft! :(

Les Becker said...

Hey, we all knew that Minnie was a "cover"... Just like Daisy was a cover for Donald. And. His. Three. "Nephews".

Walt Disney was a sick, sick man...

Bonanza Jellybean said...

Ugh. My kid just made an ass of me because I didn't know there were TEN planets, and now they cut it to eight. I remember and learned NINE, so NINE there will be.

An80sNut said...

Sure, they try and out Ernie and Bert first and now they want to call Mickey and Pluto "longtime companions?" Ok, I can understand the former planet Pluto being undersized. Heck, it's so far away, it's amazing that we've known about it this long. It does make me wonder about who had the idea to recategorize planets. Did they find something further out that was bigger than Pluto?

Masha said...

I don't know about everyone else, but i was honestly heart broken when they took away pluto's status...who does that?!?! It's like changing Brazil's capital from Rio de Janiro to Brasilia?! But this is bigger. Pluto will always be in my heart...

 

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