Friday, August 25, 2006

Outing Pluto

In a dramatic turn of Galileic proportions, the International Astronomical Union (a “union”? are they the type who can go on strike?) has voted Pluto out of the solar system. Sorry, I don’t mean that they kicked Pluto out of orbit. The scientists have created a new set of criteria that further defines what is a planet. Now our solar system is officially composed of eight planets instead of nine because the IAU voted that Pluto isn’t a planet.

Scientists call it reclassification; I call it the American Idol effect. Somewhere in Disneyland, Mickey Mouse’s dog goes into deep depression.

I thought Pluto was Goofy's dog. Di ba nga everyone asks what a dog would have a dog?
From Wikipedia: Pluto (also known as Pluto the Pup) is a fictional character made famous in a series of Disney short cartoons. Pluto has most frequently appeared as Mickey Mouse's pet dog, although he has also been Donald Duck's pet, and occasionally as the pet of Goofy (who, notably, is himself a dog).

But from Disney Online: Mickey's faithful pet dog Pluto starred in 48 of his own cartoons, but also appeared along with Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck in many of their cartoons. Pluto was created as an actual dog character, with no speaking voice, as opposed to Goofy, who was created as a human character.

Maybe Mickey loans Pluto at times to his friends Donald and Goofy.
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