Aug. 25, 2006

Solar System Downsized

In a move said to be due to rising costs and increased competition, the solar system has been reduced from nine planets to eight. Officially, the system has said it regrets having to let Pluto go after billions of years of "exemplary service," but privately industry insiders have complained about Pluto's eccentric orbit, retrograde rotation and other anomalies. "Pluto doesn't even travel in the same plane as the rest of us, and sometimes he even slips inside Neptune's orbit. Let's face it, Pluto is just not a team player."

The same insiders are quick to refute rumours that the re-organization is not complete. "Contrary to what you might have heard, we are not considering out-sourcing any of the inner planets to Tau Ceti."

Pluto, together with his long-time partner Charon, will continue to free-lance as a dwarf planet.

3 comments:

Lauri said...

Commentary fit for my favorite TV Show, The Daily Report! Thanks for the levity Bhante.

Anonymous said...

makes me wonder..
so science says that the solar system becomes this or that... so what? What has been changed in our world? Do we suffer less?

we just changed our conventional reality, our point of view. yesterday, if you said that pluto is in the solar system you were considered educated. today you are just a stupid...

who knows? maybe earth is a plate on the back of a turtle.

Ajahn Punnadhammo said...

"What has changed in our world?" Nothing. I suppose nothing much has changed on Pluto either.

But then again...