KRLX Music Blog has a great post on Pluto's demotion, complete with tracks. The writer seems to be distraught, but I say it's a good move.
(Do you ever think it's strange? The stuff I fixate on? It was Tolkien (!) for months. Recently Ken Jennings. Now Pluto. Of course you do ;-)
The only track I knew was a great pick: Ben Folds Five - One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces.
If I had it, I'd put Heigh Ho on here, a more up-beat dwarf song. ;-)
The thing that really clinched this post ('Didn't I have another Pluto link saved around here somewhere?' ;-) was Ken Jennings (!) post about it today.
By the way, both posts feature pix of the Disney dog of the same name. If only *he* could get demoted ;-)
First of all, great title: Eight is enough.
Ken's like me (in this, and so many other ways ;-): he doesn't miss Pluto:
So don't hyperventilate over Pluto. Busybody bureaucrats and scientists give, and busybody bureacrats and scientists take away. Tomorrow "indigo" will be gone from ROYGBIV, or there'll be a new Lucky Charms marshmallow, or maybe a new eighth deadly sin. All part of life's rich pageant.
(When I was young and full of grace, I spirited a rattlesnake...)
Anyhow, to close this post out, I do need to fit some Tolkien dwarves in here. But how? Favorite dwarf (excepting Gimli)?
I could go with the regular quizzes: Warm-up: name Snow White's seven. Graduate: name Bilbo's thirteen.
Can't think of anything brilliant, so I'll just close it out by saying I'd really love a definitive, lengthy description, with maps and pictures, of Moria. But, that could only come from the Professor, and he didn't leave it.
Back to celestial bodies.
Nah nah nah nah, good-bye!