Pluto launches missles in response to IAU sanctions

Posted by Michael on Friday August 25, 2006 @03:05AM

from the mickey-not-happy-either dept.

Science

The government of Pluto, a territory in the Kuiper Belt formerly considered the 9th planet of the solar system, has launched several missles in retaliation for recent sanctions by the IAU that revoked its planetary status.

“We will not stand for this,” read a statement released by the Plutonian Ambassador to the IAU, Ognar 332A Zarquon. “Aggressive measures against our opressors will continue as long as we are regarded as a mere dwarf planet.”

Pluto’s planetary status has been in dispute since the territory was established in 1930, and this latest action brings a grave setback to the already shaky Kuiper Belt peace process.

While most of the missles were targeted at the neighboring territory of Xena, which was promoted to equal “dwarf planet” status by the IAU resolution, at least one missle appears to be targeted at the United States. According to NORAD, it may reach its target as early as October 2026.

9 Comments

  1. Oh!! I’m so reminded of Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy!!

    Comment by Divya — October 18, 2006 @ 9:47 am

  2. Ha, By 2026 one of the Bush twins would be in office and created an opocoliptic neuclear world war ridding the planet of all life anyway. Take that Pluto. WSB

    Comment by WhiteSmokeBoy — November 3, 2006 @ 3:29 am

  3. It was a nice run, but I think this site is dead. Many funny stories, but one person can only keep things running so long.

    Comment by Me — November 6, 2006 @ 8:20 pm

  4. From a dwarf planet. When it gets here, it may be accidentally swallowed by a small dog.

    Comment by zhoen — November 26, 2006 @ 2:10 pm

  5. Test test.

    This thing still on?

    Comment by Anonymous Coward — June 12, 2008 @ 4:33 pm

  6. First post of 2009!!!!

    Wow, you people really need to update your website.

    Comment by Anonymous Coward — January 31, 2009 @ 12:25 am

  7. First post of 2010!!!!

    Wow, you people really need to update your website. (and how!)

    Comment by Anonymous Coward — January 16, 2010 @ 11:45 pm

  8. Wow it’s very sad to see a funny website die this way… at least leave a : no i’m no longer updating this site … message!

    Comment by AC — August 27, 2010 @ 10:32 pm

  9. first post of 2011. Wow. Can’t believe I got first post of 2011 in June.

    Comment by Eric — June 20, 2011 @ 6:48 pm

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