Friday, August 25, 2006

My Very Educated Mother Just [cant] Serve Us Nine pizzas...

Well it is official, Pluto is no longer a planet. It has been demoted to a "dwarf planet," which has been defined as similar to a planet but had not cleared the "neighborhood" around its orbit. As we all know, Pluto has an irregular orbit which is not the same as the other 8 planets. Pluto's is egg shaped and is just weird. Now, we will have to re-learn the planets, subtracting Pluto from the equation. New neumonics will have to be created to make this memorable for students in elementary school. I like some of the ones that the Quick came up with:

  • "My virtual enemy, Mommy, just surves us nothing."
  • "Meek villains expecting malice just stew until noon."
  • "Monkeys vary enthusiastically; meanwhile, jackalopes stare unhappily now."
  • "My very efficient Mary Jane shares unlimited narcotics." <-- The funniest

I bet that textbook publishers are loving this.. They will be making heaps of money as school districts all over the world purchase their updated science books, laughing all the way to the bank. It shouldnt be a major adjustment for students though because we knew all along that it was teetering whether or not it was a planet or not to begin with due to its inconsistencies with the other planets.

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