Thursday, August 24, 2006

Runt of the Litter

By Kanrei

Poor Pluto, little runt gets no respect. Now little Pluto is not even a planet anymore. It is bad enough that Disney gave Pluto no respect by having him be no more than a pet.

Think about it. Every single solitary animal in the Disney universe could talk, dress, hold jobs, and have lives except for one: Pluto. Pluto was the speechless naked pet to a mouse. It is not as if Disney excluded talking dogs either. Goofy most certainly was a dog. Disney had something against Pluto and now it seems the same holds true for scientists.

Scientists had discovered a tenth planet in 2003 and were not sure how to define it. It was larger than Pluto, but was close to Pluto. They finally decided. They decided to create a new category, something called a "Dwarf Plant". Since we cannot have ten planets or else the "end of the world" people freak, the newly discovered planet and Pluto are now called "Dwarf Planets" and the definition makes no sense to a layman like me.

Dwarf planets: Pluto and any other round object that "has not cleared the neighborhood around its orbit, and is not a satellite."

So a round object with debris that is not a satellite is a Dwarf Planet. That would make Saturn a Dwarf Planet by that definition because the rings are a clear sign that Saturn “"has not cleared the neighborhood around its orbit”. Earth has asteroids as well. That means we are not a planet either. It appears that science has only further confused things instead of clearing them up. Kind of a form of job security it seems.

I just feel bad for Pluto. I mean if science just demoted our baby brother planet to non-planet status, what does the future hold for Disney’s only silent animal?

I think we need to start PISP immediately! People for the Immediate Saving of Pluto! Do not let Disney punish this poor mutt further.


missouri-lisa said...


That was done with creativity!

Good job!

Serena Joy said...

Poor Pluto. I'll help PISP. I say it's time to stamp out the abuse of runts forever.:)

RexZeitgiest said...

Pluto was trouble maker, even when he didn't mean to....I liked Mighy Mouse better.....he is even more runttastic!

RexZeitgiest said...

Hey Serena, how about we just stomp out runts altogether......Different methods, same results!

As my pappy used to say, 'Sometime you have to think outside the runt'....

RexZeitgiest said...

BTW, did I mention I am 5'7?

Serena Joy said...

Since I'm a bit of a runt, I don't think runt stomping is a good idea, Rex.:)

RexZeitgiest said...

Wait a minute....I thought we were talking about the candy!?!