Friday, August 25, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Pluto Loses Planet Status

So let me get this straight, "Men" are from Mars, "Women" are from Venus and apparently... "Dwarves" are now from Pluto.

Well, it appears that the world's leading astronomers have finally decided to end their debate over whether or not Pluto is actually a "planet", by agreeing to revoke its status by redefining it as a "Dwarf Planet". In other words, in return for losing its status as a "planet", Pluto has been given the unique distinction of becoming the adopted home world of Earth's "Little People" population.

If you ask me, this is an amazing trade-off! I mean let's be honest here, as a "planet" Pluto wasn't all that impressive. It was smaller than Earth's moon, completely covered in ice and took 248 years to rotate around the Sun. Basically, the solar system barely even knew that it was there. But as a "Dwarf Planet" it suddenly becomes the far off distant home away from home for millions of the Earth's "Little People" to think fondly of whenever they feel sad, lonely or out of place. Look, just because none of them have actually been there doesn't mean they can't embrace it as there own. Think of it as an intergalactic version of Ireland :)

The best part about this is that it is not just the "Little People" that benefit by receiving Pluto as their adopted home world, but everybody around them benefits as well by being able to tell their friends that they've had a close encounter with an actual "extraterrestrial"! ;)


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