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Posted on Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Dave!Yesterday was the five-year anniversary of Pluto being demoted from "planet" to "dwarf planet."

It all happened because astronomers are finding a shitload of planetoids orbiting the sun beyond Pluto's orbit... some of which are bigger than Pluto. Rather than declare that they're all planets, they decided instead to demote Pluto so none of them are planets.

Personally, I think it was a monumentally shitty decision. Yeah, it makes sense from a scientific classification standpoint, and I get that. But Pluto should have been grandfathered in and kept the planetary status it's had since 1930. The planetary status it had when I made my science fair project in Middle School...

Science Fair

What drives me a little nuts here is that a group of people made this awful decision with no involvement from any of us. There wasn't a vote. there wasn't any conversation. One day Pluto just wasn't a planet anymore.

Which made yesterday the fifth anniversary of SUCK!

Or not.

Because yesterday was ALSO a monumental day for fans of the best new show from this past television season... Happy Endings!

ABC finally decided to bless us with the long-lost mysterious "missing episode" of the show. It wasn't the best of the bunch, but it was still better than most of the crap on television, so I have no idea why they skipped it in the first place.

In any event, it has me really looking forward to new episodes come September. As does this promo shot they've released...

Happy Endings Season Two

And speaking of photos... the stuff leaking off the set for the new Avengers movie looks amazing...

Thor and Captain America in The Avengers!

If only DC Comics could get their shit together the way that Marvel Comics has. To see a Justice League movie that teams up Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and the Flash would be freakin' insanely awesome.

Or insanely stupid, if they got the wrong writer and director.

Perhaps I should be careful what I wish for.

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  1. Invader_Stu says:

    Pluto will always be a planet to me and when I have kids I’m going to tell them it is a planet too.

  2. martymankins says:

    GAH!! A Justice League movie without Aquaman would be insanely stupid.

    • Dave2 says:

      As a cameo, sure… but the worst Justice League stories are when they try to shoe-horn in Aquaman as a major player in a way that doesn’t work. I’d rather have Aquaman only if it served the story better.

  3. PLUTO IS A PLANET, BASTARDS!
    just adding my voice to yours…

  4. If Inter Planet Janet says it’s a planet, that’s the final word for me!

  5. ever since reading this post this morning, the b-52’s are in my head with “planet claire” (planet claire has pink air, all the trees are red. no one ever dies there, no one has a head)

  6. Sybil Law says:

    Yeah – it was interesting to help my kid learn all her planet stuff last year but leaving out Pluto felt SO WRONG. (The teacher said they could include it if they wanted.)
    What about the Wonder Twins?

  7. timothy says:

    Try explaining the demotion from ‘planet’ to ‘dwarf planet’ to a class of 10 year olds. Yeah, that discussion did not go over so well.

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