Skip to comments.Pluto can still be in our gang: Seven Dwarfs
Posted on 08/25/2006 7:31:57 AM PDT by martin_fierro
Pluto can still be in our gang: Seven Dwarfs
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LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Pluto may have been cast out to the darkest reaches of the Solar System but will always be a friend to the Seven Dwarfs.
The Walt Disney Co. characters have issued a hard-hitting statement after the world's top astrononomical body decided on Thursday to relegate Pluto to the lowly status of a "dwarf planet".
School textbooks will have to be rewritten -- and Mickey Mouse's faithful companion is said by Disney insiders to be anguished over the fate of his planetary namesake.
But the Seven Dwarfs are not taking it lying down.
"Although we think it's DOPEY that Pluto has been downgraded to a dwarf planet, which has made some people GRUMPY and others just SLEEPY, we are not BASHFUL in saying we would be HAPPY if Disney's Pluto would join us as an eighth dwarf," they insisted.
"We think this is just what the DOC ordered and is nothing to SNEEZE at."
Pluto the dog made his debut in 1930 -- the same year that a 24-year-old American astronomer, Clyde Tombaugh, discovered what until now was called the ninth and outermost planet.
A white-gloved, yellow-shoed source close to Disney's top dog said: "I think the whole thing is goofy.
"Pluto has never been interested in astronomy before, other than maybe an occasional howl at the moon."
Mickey Mouse was unavailable for comment.
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We now have a motive. I wonder how many of those scientists who voted for the change have interests in the publishing of school text books that now need to be replaced.
Pluto is still a planet in my book.
Nice MINNIE rant.
Well, it's about time they explain why Goofy's pet dog is Pluto.
Reminds me of when Mickey and Minnie were getting divorced.
Judge says, "So, Mickey, you want a divorce because Minnie's crazy?"
Mickey replies, "I didn't say she was crazy - I said the was f***ing Goofey!"
Now that Pluto is no longer a planet, does this mean that Uranus is now the back door of the solar system?
On a little-reported note, there was a proposal to rename Uranus, due to the never-ending jokes.
The proposed (and rejected) new name would have been: Urectum.
Is there an official time that Pluto is no longer a planet? When exactly does this take place?
I need to adjust the solar system map in my office and I don't want to be premature.
If Ashlee Simpson can be a star, Pluto should be a planet.
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And in all this Charon has been lost in the shuffle.
One of perhaps two funny lines to ever appear on Futurama.
"damn near killed 'im!"
Which one is she again?
The one that can't sing, of course!
Pluto can hang with me any time.
He is no slacker!
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