Thursday, August 24, 2006

IN MEMORY OF PLUTO et al

PLUTO 1930-2006


(No not that Pluto) Ok folks, it's the end of the solar system as we have always known it. Once there were 9 and now there are 8...or is it 8.5. In my 26 years of existence, actually 18 of those 26, I'd always believed there were 9 planets. They are Mars, Venus, Earth, Mercury, Jupiter,Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. I know this because I had to see My Very Elephantine Mother Just Swallow Up Nine People just like that. Not to mention the Nine Pizzas, the Nine Pickles, the Nine Porcupines and all the silly mneumonic phrases that I had to come up with just to learn the names and order of the planets in the solar system. But today all that hard work has gone down the drain because some brainiacs just woke up one day and decided to change science by demoting Pluto to non-planet status. Actually they say it' now a dwarf planet. I don't buy that bullocks. That's like saying 'Honey, you're just not good enough to 'roll' with the big boys' and 'you belong in second base' and 'You can ride when you grow up'. But there's always one bad apple in the basket, one black sheep in the flock, one belly flop in the jelly belly and one bad planet in the Solar System reality show. So my dawg Pluto the tribe has voted you out because YOU are the WEAKEST LINK...goodbye.
It is a sad occurence my friends but it is either we've been lied to our entire lives about Pluto or Mr. Clyde Tombaugh had just a little too much to drink when he claimed he discovered another planet. He had the whole world fooled didn't he? And such fools we were to take too seriously the words of a 24 year old farm boy from Kansas. Isn't that where Dorothy is from again. How ever I do not fault Mr. Tombaugh in anayway. In fact, I do believe he truly discovered the 9th planet and some major PLAYER HATERS just want to steal the shine from his championship ring and put him on the bench. As don't hate a playa, hate the damn game and while you are at it get your own freaking planet. I mean it ain't like homie's got 12 moons or a 50Million inch dub for a ring. And who are these people anyways who decided to unplanetize Pluto. Can they even do that? This has got to be a matter of National Security for the Plutonites. Earth better get ready for the Invasion from Pluto, Plutonic Plague and Plutoride Showers. That if they don't crash Pluto into Earth. Meanwhile below is a statement from Disney, beacuse this has affected their brand. BUt you know sales of stuffed Pluto, Pluto T-Shirst and all things Plutonic will go uo like crazy

08/24/2006: "Despite Planetary Downgrade, Pluto Is Still Disney's 'Dog Star'"
BURBANK, CALIF – In reaction to
news today that Pluto was demoted to the status of "dwarf planet," the Seven Dwarfs issued their own short statement:
"Although we think it's DOPEY that Pluto has been downgraded to a dwarf planet, which has made some people GRUMPY and others just SLEEPY, we are not BASHFUL in saying we would be HAPPY if Disney's Pluto would join us as an 8th dwarf. We think this is just what the DOC ordered and is nothing to SNEEZE at."
As Mickey Mouse's faithful companion, Pluto made his debut in 1930 – the same year that
scientists discovered what they believed was a ninth planet.
Said a white-gloved, yellow-shoed source close to Disney’s top dog, "I think the whole thing is goofy. Pluto has never been interested in astronomy before, other than maybe an occasional howl at the moon."



Anyways along with the demise of Pluto, the news this week and the next month really will be full of memoriams and i feel this is the perfect time to Throw Your Lighters Up for the Angels, Legends and Icons, and regular people we have lost ....

Aaliyah (Dana Haughton), January 17 1979 - August 25, 2001

Tupac Amaru Shakur
June 16 1971 -September 13 1996

'Abami Eda' Fela Anikulapo-Kuti
October 15 1931 - August 2 1997 ( late shout)


Old New Orleans 1718 - August 29 2005(destroyed by Hurricane Katrina)

The Victims who died from the Hurricane
(courtesy:bette/beechwood)
The World Trade Center Twin Towers 1966-September 11 2001
And the more than 2000 victims who were killed in the terrorist attack

For Darfur
Where a genocide continues while the World powers turn a blind eye

For Mama Africa and her forgotten sons and daughters and Unborn children
who have died and will die from Aids, Wars and Famines. We all know her problems and have a roels to play so let do our part.


For those who have died and continue to die (for or from)
Nigeria's Democracy, Exploitation of the Niger Delta,
The Star Sprangled Banner, Peace in the Middle East, The Freedom of Palestine
And the Poor Man who may be having his last meal today because tomorrow he may die from hunger and thirst.


(I know I hit ya'll with some unexpected deep stuvs after the funny Pluto bit, but my mood changed as I was blogging. Meanwhile for the purpose of courtesying the original owners of the photos, most are linked directly to their websites so click on them if you care to see further)

14 comments:

Nneka's World said...

*bows head and takes a moment to reflect*

Amen and may all thier souls rest in perfect peace.

Don Chi a.k.a. Blog Marley said...

Best blog I've read bar none! Well done ma'am. BUT Goofy is TOP DAWG! Rest In Piece Earth Angel and to all the others too.

At your best...

TaureanMinx said...

Danggg Adaure, now the rest of my day will be deep thots related. Thanks. For real though..Great Post!

Anonymous said...

Tupac is not dead.lol

But on a real note..may their souls rest in perfect peace, this is deep for real.

zaiprincesa said...

Great Post Adaure! R.I.P to all those who have left us ...but on the real, Tupac is in the bahamas...:)

Suru said...

Nooo, Tupac dey for Naija!!!

Icy said...

Sad headlines.. Thanks for bringing them to memory. My Lighters are up for all of the above and others...

PSB said...

R.I.P..Pouring out a little liqour for them!

NaijaBloke said...

Hmmm.. Ad this is Deep. No wahala ..will be flashing up my lighters 2nite.

T. said...

Very very deep stuv!! The pics really hit home, especially the old lady with the american flag and the pregnant woman...was that the map of africa on her stomach or was it my eyes playing tricks on me

mide said...

Keep up the good work. It really is sad. It brings to my mind the documentery by Spike Lee, "When the Levee Broke". God help us in this world. Amen

Calabar Gal said...

Its a funny thing this pluto talk!! One minute there are nine planets in the solar system, the next, we are told pluto should be disregarded as a planet and then there were eight.....!! Who knows? Maybe 2moro, we'll be waking up to seven planets!! God help us all!!
Good Write up adaure!! Really had me in thot about how fickle life is. One minute u r alive, the next u r dead. Same thing with disasters worldwide. We really are like dust in his hands.

Oolaide said...

A real tribute to all the people lost in August and Sept. my heart goes to those in Sudan too and the hurricane Katrina victims its so sad
I watched the victims on Opera and I was quite shocked that people in living so called in God's own country could live in such condition!

chioma said...

Hi Adaure,this write up is very touching....and thanks for stopping at my end