One of the very few things I remember learning in the third grade was that there are 9 planets; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. It was just a stone cold fact, no doubt about it. We even made dioramas, models and pictures to prove it. I figured someday more planets might be discovered, but I never thought we would lose one. This week The Federation of Evil Scientists (or some such group in charge of deciding reality) declared that Pluto is no longer a planet. I'm just dumb founded. Is this some money making plot by the science text book publishers? What else did my teachers deceive me about? Maybe 2 + 2 doesn't equal 4 after all!
What in the world can console me after losing a planet! D'oh, of course. Another season of The Simpsons is around the corner. And this year's premiere features Metallica! Check it out Sunday, September 10, 2006 on Fox.
And the other big news in Metalli-land; Metallica's whole catalog is finally available on iTunes! Here is official announcement.