Youre not one of us anymore, Pluto.

Relevant and lol-inducing:


  1. #1 Badger3k
    July 18, 2009

    Cue deranged Plutophile whose life’s work seems to be crusading to have Pluto be declared a planet while the rest of us look on in bemused apathy…3…2…1…

  2. #2 Scrabcake
    July 18, 2009

    Awwww. The artist needs to have pluto sitting at a table with other little dwarf planets. ­čÖé Pluto’s new buddies Sedna, Eris, Orcus, Makemake, Haumea, Qaoar, and Varuna. He always felt kind of inadequate around those big planets with all their talk of atmosphere and sunlight and heat. He and his new playmates have lots of common ground…oddly shaped orbits and ice!
    The Kuiper Belt Object table….where moons come in “best friend” size.

  3. #3 Divalent
    July 18, 2009

    Gratuitously goading the faitheists, I see.

  4. #4 Eddie Janssen
    July 18, 2009

    I think it was in a part of Desmond Morris’ documentary The Naked Ape where on a playing field somewhere in Armenia one little boy was not allowed to participate in a game of football. All his friends were chosen to play in one of the two teams. You saw him watching behind the fence as his friends were playing football. Heartbreaking!
    Poor Pluto…
    Horrible scientists…

  5. #5 Greg Laden
    July 18, 2009

    Originally I didn’t really care that much. Seeing this, though, brings a tear to my eye. Poor pluto!

  6. #6 DuWayne
    July 18, 2009

    Ok, that’s just disturbing…I come here, see that picture – see poor little Pluto, sitting all alone…ALL ALONE!!!!Like what?…Eris was unavailable!!!!

    But then, as I get fixin to mention how sad I felt for Pluto – there’s fucking Greg…Apparently I just can’t win.

    (It does make me rather sad – and fucker!!! I ACTUALLY CARED!!!!)

    Cue deranged Plutophile whose life’s work seems to be crusading to have Pluto be declared a planet while the rest of us look on in bemused apathy…3…2…1…

    And just what the fuck did Pluto do to YOU man!!! It’s not like there wasn’t room at the planetary table for Eris too – and if not, build a bigger table…

    I will nut rest until Pluto regains her rightful statioor as a REAL planet. Because PLUTO is a REAL PLANET!!!! HATERS!!!!

  7. #7 techskeptic
    July 18, 2009

    LOL I saw this shirt on today!

  8. #8 Laurel Kornfeld
    July 19, 2009

    It’s cute and funny, but thankfully, the planets do not abide by the decisions of 424 members of a strange group of Earth residents known as the IAU. The solar system is a big tent, and all planets are welcome at the table. The “you’re not one of us anymore” is just human projection of our own exclusiveness onto others who are not like us.

    Pluto is a planet, now and forever!

  9. #9 Mobius
    July 19, 2009


  10. #10 Sili
    July 19, 2009

    Yay! Big tent!

    (Someone recently reposted a cartoon with Pluto complaining about have to sit at the little planets’ table.)

    Pluto is a dirty little whore! Look at her in that incestuous relationship with her own damn brother!

    (Sorry for the implied misogyny, but it was not my decision to make Pluto female for the purpose of this sesssion of mockery. Of course, I’m sure it’s also misogynistic that I automatically think of Pluto as male, myself.)

  11. #11 DuWayne
    July 19, 2009

    And just WTF!!!11!!! is wrong with dirty little whores?!?!?

  12. #12 Ian Musgrave
    July 20, 2009

    Over at my post on M&K’s complete miss on their presentation of the Pluto affair,there are no cool T-shirts, but there is a very nice song about Pluto’s demotion. (Waves to Laurel, who turns up in my comments section).

  13. #13 Laurel Kornfeld
    July 20, 2009

    Hi, Ian. I love the song by Jimmy and the Keys, especially the last line, “424 up to no good!” A lot of great songs about Pluto have been written these last few years.

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