Flashback Friday: Talk nerdy to me — Liberated Negative Space o’ the Day: People feel strongly about Pluto

Originally posted on March 16, 2010 at 3:57 pm.

There’s no grey area on this issue, dudes. You know?


Heartfelt message found in North Melbourne, AUS.

You are either pro or con. Myself, I feel real funny about the abrupt disinclusion of Pluto from planet status … I understand the physics of the matter, I “get” it from the scientific standpoint of proper nomenclature. It’s just that, trumpet mushrooms, you guys — Pluto still orbits right along with the rest of us, so this is not going away. You know? That’s kind of like when you ask a girl to prom and she says “yes,” but then it turns out the other girl that you liked better but you thought her strict church-type parents would not let her go drops a hint that she is allowed to go and you actually call the first chick and tell her straight up she is un-going to the prom with you. Like, come on, The World. Are we so base and classless as to behave like a horny 16-year-old whose first-choice crush has conservative parents? Let us not be exclusive and uninvitational: let us consider Pluto’s feelings and be a man about this. Pluto probably already bought a dress and called its grandma all like, “I’m a planet, Nana!” and Pluto’s grandma was all choked up and happy for it, saying, “Of course you are, honey, because you are special — if your Poppa was here, he’d be s-so proud of you,” and we are actually discussing taking that moment away from them? I mean, really. Come on. That’s messed up.

That’s all I’m saying.

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4 Responses to “Flashback Friday: Talk nerdy to me — Liberated Negative Space o’ the Day: People feel strongly about Pluto”

  1. cogitoergoblawg Says:

    These were all over the campus last year at Penn State…

    http://img3.imageshack.us/i/71321010011257373322493.jpg/

    I found it humorous.

  2. IzaakMak Says:

    I hear talk of sending a probe out that way. Perhaps the “prim and proper” crowd will rethink their position when the see how glorious the old gal really is!😀

  3. doubleclicktf Says:

    Pluto-related hate mail from 3rd-graders

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/space/hate-mail-pluto.html

    All funny, but number 6 of 7 brings a tear to the eye as well as making you smile

  4. Anonymous Says:

    One of my contacts on Twitter re-tweeted a great Pluto-related message the other day:

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