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Friday, August 25, 2006

Alas, poor Pluto

So poor Pluto has been demoted (or, as Dina put it, "riffed").

I've heard a rumor (okay, I'm starting a rumor) about a new cottage industry of professionals who are going around to little kids' houses and elementary schools and yanking Pluto off of their toy solar systems. And another industry recycling those Plutos into balls for the Hungry Hungry Hippos game.

Anyone else think that this demotion is a Machiavellian move by the Solar System Toy Mafia to get people to buy all new eight-planet solar system sets? And then, a few years down the road, the SSTM will get the ruling turned over and promote Charon and Xena to planet status for a whole new slew of solar system sets? Poor Pluto is just caught in a temporary crossfire.

3 comments:

andy k said...

Alas, poor Pluto

I knew him, Uranus!

(no backdoor jokes, this is strictly a Shakespeare joke)

Rob Rogers said...

Uranus for Yorick, huh? It might be a bit of a stretch, but I'll give you some leeway.

Mom said...

You really made me laugh with this one. Poor me - all those decades ago memorizing the planets and their order and now one has been yanked - how dare they - don't they know that we senior citizens don't like change?
Mom