Farewell Pluto
August 24, 2006 7:38 AM   Subscribe

Pluto no longer a planet And then there were eight
posted by A189Nut (39 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: double



 
Ooops. Double.
posted by Floydd at 7:42 AM on August 24, 2006


Stupid wanna-be. Good riddance.

(the preceding comment was cut & pasted from the Juan Pablo Montoya thread on BBC's F1 fan forum)
posted by wfc123 at 7:43 AM on August 24, 2006


Eight is Enough.
posted by jonmc at 7:44 AM on August 24, 2006


Again?
posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 7:46 AM on August 24, 2006


"I'm sorry Pluto, you're just not pulling your weight in this club."
posted by clevershark at 7:47 AM on August 24, 2006


Hmm. It would help scanning the posts if people actually put in the title that it concerned Pluto (I know, the other post's title is a mnemonic.) And I know that I should have used tags. And I thought the BBC was always first with the news...
posted by A189Nut at 7:47 AM on August 24, 2006


A189 - The word Pluto IS in the wording of the previous FPP.
posted by mischief at 7:50 AM on August 24, 2006


Poor Uranus.
posted by shoepal at 7:59 AM on August 24, 2006


and then there were two.
posted by boo_radley at 8:05 AM on August 24, 2006


What will the astrologers do now?
posted by bap98189 at 8:06 AM on August 24, 2006


I thought the other day we were about to end up with 11 or 12...what happened?
posted by Kickstart70 at 8:10 AM on August 24, 2006


I thought the other day we were about to end up with 11 or 12...what happened?

Second paragraph of the linked article.
posted by KirkJobSluder at 8:17 AM on August 24, 2006


Pfft... There has always been eight.

I other news, the chocolate ration is going up to 20 grams.
posted by Hicksu at 8:21 AM on August 24, 2006


New mnemonic time!

"My Very Educated Mother Just Showed Up Nude."
posted by Greg Nog at 8:26 AM on August 24, 2006


I thought this happened 2 or 3 years ago, no?
posted by dobbs at 8:28 AM on August 24, 2006


Does UB313 not clear its neighbourhood?
posted by Kickstart70 at 8:28 AM on August 24, 2006


I'm very disappointed that we won't have 12 planets. I was looking forward to the new-new-age astrology in which planets are associated with our birth months.

As a May-baby, mine would have been the 5th planet, Jupiter: arguably the dopest of the Roman gods.
posted by TimeTravelSpeed at 8:31 AM on August 24, 2006


In other news, Earth is still a planet, but not a very good one.
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:38 AM on August 24, 2006


I'm liking this. My Very Eyes Must Just See You Now is a hell of a lot better than My Very Eyes Must Just See You Now Poopyhead.
posted by jimmythefish at 8:47 AM on August 24, 2006


Pluto's still out there, though! It's a fighter, goddamnit. It won't lie down and take this easy. It'll get up in the morning and shake this off and, goddamnit, it'll keep on fighting. Cause, you know, that's what dwarf planets do. They man up and keep given'r until they get 'er done.
posted by jimmythefish at 8:51 AM on August 24, 2006


Also, we were all waiting for plutor to post this. You've ruined a perfectly good and obvious chance for eponysteria.
posted by boo_radley at 8:58 AM on August 24, 2006


This just means that Pluto is going to have to be come an underground planet, which is only fitting.

However it's going to make for some expensive editing projects.
posted by washburn at 8:58 AM on August 24, 2006


Mary's Violet Eyes Made John Stay Up Nights.
posted by jeff-o-matic at 8:59 AM on August 24, 2006




Mary's Violent Emotions Made John Stay Up Nights
posted by mischief at 9:03 AM on August 24, 2006


What will the astrologers do now?

Answer is here.
posted by chipr at 9:19 AM on August 24, 2006


Did Disney® sue for trademark infringement, or what?
posted by Kirth Gerson at 9:22 AM on August 24, 2006


Bad news day for Scorpios everywhere! (Your ruling EX-planet)
posted by Rufus T. Firefly at 9:23 AM on August 24, 2006


They really should have named 2003 UB313 while they were at it. Slackers!

Come to think of it, maybe I should look into a career in astronomy...
posted by Foosnark at 9:27 AM on August 24, 2006


HAH! Fuck you, Pluto!
posted by clockzero at 9:40 AM on August 24, 2006


Metafilter Violates Everone's Morals, Just State Your Nickname
posted by Kickstart70 at 9:41 AM on August 24, 2006


Personally, let's get rid of Mercury! I hate hom one sooo much. *arches eybrows*

YOU'RE NEXT MERCURY! YOU HEAR ME?! HUNH?
posted by smallerdemon at 9:43 AM on August 24, 2006


Actually we should just let Neptune cut in line. Uranus is the natural backdoor to the Solar System.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 9:49 AM on August 24, 2006


I think they prefer the term, "Little Planets."
posted by OneOliveShort at 9:53 AM on August 24, 2006



posted by cenoxo at 9:58 AM on August 24, 2006



posted by If I Had An Anus at 10:02 AM on August 24, 2006


It's weird, but I actually feel sort of upset that Pluto is no longer a planet. My grade school education should take precedence over these stuffy astronomers. Next thing I'll be told that Columbus didn't discover America.
posted by Durhey at 10:07 AM on August 24, 2006


I can't understand all this support for 86ing Pluto. This means we're even further away from finding Planet X. This is an unacceptable setback.
posted by lekvar at 10:14 AM on August 24, 2006


The logical course of action is for Pluto, Ceres and Xena to bugger off with their Oort posse to the nearest white dwarf star and form their own Solar System.

Oh, it won't be a big as ours.

Or as splashy, or colourful.

But it'll be real.

and it'll rock.
posted by CynicalKnight at 10:16 AM on August 24, 2006


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