Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Astronomical terms have lost their shine

Look, I'm not going to say that this whole thing about Pluto not being a planet hasn't seriously gotten me down. Because it has. What justice is left in the world when it's perfectly acceptable for astrophysicists to pick on the runt of the solar system? He just wants to hang out with the big kids, the gas giants, the terrestrials. He may just be a pebble of ice, but give him a chance. He'll show his mettle.

But then there's this:


"Kimberley Stewart to wed 'Laguna Beach' star." Star? A star?!? Admittedly, I haven't watched the show in question, but when you count out the orbital rings from the heat of Hollywood's center to wherever it is 'Laguna Beach' lands you, you're not even in the Kuiper belt, asshole.

Astronomical taxonomers, you have my apologies. It's not just about semantics.


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