Thursday, April 22, 2010

Protesting Earth Day On Principal...


I am all for recycling and being good stewards of the Earth. But Earth Day? How fair is that? Don't you think the other planets get jealous? Especially Venus. Mars never notices these things (he hasn't even bought Earth a card yet), but Venus is stewing about when her special day is going to be announced.....
Besides that, I am sick of the second class status given to Pluto. That's right. I won't celebrate Earth Day until Pluto is given back his rightful place in the solar system, no longer discriminated against as a "trans-Neptunian object" and every planet has a day to call their own. Until then, the celebration of Earth Day only brings to mind the injustice done to other celestial bodies orbitting the Sun, and the preferential treatment given to Earth in this particular planetary system.


You may or may not have caught me. I left part of this comment on Stacy from Louisville's blog last year. I am rather proud of it, and decided I needed to post it on my blog to "celebrate" Earth Day this year.

14 comments:

pip said...

haha "trans-Neptunian object" ... PC gone mad again :)

Wendy said...

I feel really bad for Pluto, too. Stop the Pluto hate!

katdish said...

Don't even get me started on Uranus...

HA! Uranus...

tsholo said...

i agree. bring back Pluto!!!

jasonS said...

Here, here! Fight the good fight Helen!

(and I believe you have reason to be proud- much like TBS,this is very funny)

Stacy From Louisville said...

Today I'm serving Panda for dinner and we will eat it off styrofoam plates.

Mars said...

You get me completely wrong! I did sent Earth a card. It just got lost in the mail

Venus said...

Mars, why do you like Earth better than you do me?

Beth said...

Tee hee. This made me giggle. I miss you Helen! Heeeelllleeeeeeennnnn! (like I'm running in slow motion toward you.)

Wendy said...

Okay, please take not that it was Katdish, and not I, who went straight for Uranus.

Heh heh. Uranus.

♥ Kathy said...

I think Pluto is getting bigger before my very eyes in that picture...it kinda scares me...YOU'RE A PLANET PLUTO!! Ok. That should protect me...:)

Candy said...

Goofy is still sad that Pluto's gone. Earth Day, Schmearth Day. My kids celebrated it for years eating dirt.

bman said...

I was disappointed when I heard Pluto got a Solar System demotion. That sucks.

Stupid science.

Jake said...

nice! I can't tell if I'm an environmentalist or not. I like the idea of being one, but lets be honest. . . recycling can be such a pain. and I'm with Pip, "Trans-Neptunian object" :)
great post, Helen!!!