Sunday, August 27, 2006

On Pluto



Thanks to Karen for this observation on the demotion of the ninth planet of our solar system to the status "dwarf planet":

And the winner is...
Gustav Holst. His suite The Planets is no longer out of date, astronomically speaking. Instead it turns out to be ahead of its time.

Though I might add I feel a pang of regret that there are now no major planets named after Disney cartoon characters.

And have all the plutocrats suddenly become wealthy dwarves?

2 comments:

Ricky Carvel said...

At least its still a planet, albeit a dwarf one. There were folk trying to downgrade it to a mere asteroid!

chorus girl said...

Since Pluto is now a dwarf, perhaps it should be re-christened Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, or Dopey...