And then there were eight. PLUTO. Planet no more.

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  1. rawbone8

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    Pluto is demoted. Diminished. Dropped. Dissed.
    Number 9 no more. Contract non-renewed. So off the island.

    Heavenly body? Yes. Fully-fledged planet status? NO.

    Why this disfavour now? Seven decades of minor fame, and then it gets the hook.

    Is it yet another case of over-reaching PC attitudes? Planetary correctness?

    Shield the future generations of schoolchildren from oh-so-shady activity deep in bowels of the backroom at the Milky Way? Pluto has hardly ever been a model of straight and narrow behaviour. A bit of a wanderer, crossing over and entering into Neptune's orbit at times. (That's no more than open minded celestial friendliness at worst?)

    Yes, well what about those infamous golden meteorite showers you've no doubt heard about and the bootlegged vids from Lick Observatory on the net? Not to name names, but Pluto's not alone in dabbling in that particular proclivity. Let's just say some extremely well known and beloved planets are known to indulge in that on an hourly basis.

    We can tolerate the overwhelming brutish gravitational pull of Jupiter. Or the fiery temperament of Mercury. Abide that exhibitionistic orb that Venus flashes most evenings. And speaking of brazen, how about Saturn flaunting its... rings? Mars, never sure if it's here to fuck or fight. Earth. Candidate for narcissistic personality disorder? Always convinced it's the centre of the entire universe.

    And please. Doesn't the debris around Uranus count for some demerits?



    Pluto. In the end, its crime was simply being too boring.
    Wallflower. Icy. Aloof. A dim dwarf. Definitely last to the party.

    Not something you'd name a car after, would you?
     
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    Loved this post. Thank you.
     
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    :biggrin1:

    I liked the defeated plan to keep Pluto and add like 3 new planets too.

    Charon, man.
     
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    Do you suppose a car named Uranus would appeal to a specific target audience?

    Provided it adhered to a strict clean emissions standard.
     
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    Ridiculous...

    Now What will My Very Education Mother Just Serve Us Nine of??
     
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    Hmmm, I think some guys might find it hard to their fur clean.
     
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    Thank you.

    :biggrin1: Charon giving traveller directions at the docks:

    "Now, just back up Uranus onto the ferry nice and easy."
     
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    LOL!








    My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nothing. :cool:
     
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    How do you think that makes the poor little Plutolings feel?

    "Imagine the chutspah of those Earthlings! Oi vey, they think they're the shit."
     
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    Pity, that fucking bitch is LOADED if she is THAT well education. She could at least order us PIZZA, or Panzerottis, or Pickles:tongue:

    Perhaps, a Plate, Piled high with Pineapples, Protruding Perpendicularily on a Plate?
     
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    I was never taught this mnemonic device in school so it really hurt my brain to figure out why you typed that sentence. Tough Code.

    Now, perhaps they could use "Son,My Very Educated Mother Just Serves Us Nine" (still nine bodies if you include the sun)
     
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    That just gave me an idea.
     
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    It's like an annogram or whatever. I thought they were brilliant.. and I know a million of them. It is how I memorize.:tongue:
     
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    Is Planet X still out there in the ether of the imagination?
     
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    im more interested about the new planet Xena and its moon Gabrielle lol
     
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    That upset my apple cart, all my life 9 planets. I see a Jeopardy question or trivial pursuit question out of all this.
     
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    Yes, but with the new planetary definitions it won't be a "planet" either.
     
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    New thread idea.
    I called it first!
     
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    It's all you, darling. I have started too many as it is.:rolleyes:
     
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    Workin&#039; up a good pot of mad!
    Oh no! That is Scorpio's planet. I guess we will have to do a total takeover of Mars now....
     
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