This follows a proposal last week by this organization's executive committee (the chairman of which is, of course, a Harvard professor), to redefine planets another way -- and instead add three planets: the asteroid Ceres, something called UB-313 and Charon -- a moon of Pluto, which would make Pluto and Charon a linked "double planet."
Conferences like this are graphic evidence of what happens when members of the Human Calculator set are allowed to run loose without minders. Still, you gotta wonder what ails the astronomers ? I mean they're in Prague, hard by the world headquarters of ale. Why can't the assembled rocket scientists just enjoy the fine Czech pilsner beers; walk along the Charles Bridge; tour Hradcany Castle; people-watch and issue the usual boring conference papers written by computers to be read by robots ? But noooooo. They have to play Mickey Mouse with the cosmos, and take away the Disney Dog's planet.
And what kind of name is UB-313 for a "planet" anyway ? Isn't UB-313 some chemical that's in sunblock ? If we HAVE to have a numbered planet, why not call it LV-426 instead ? Because, of course, the silly eggheads have no imagination, and want to un-planet Pluto.
Hmmm, time to convene the First Ever El Jefe Astronomical Summit. (FEEJAS). To be held, with lots of beer, in Beautiful Downtown Ciudad El Jefe. After a plethora of seminars, and tax-deductable meetings in big hotels (all with signs saying "Welcome, Egghead Conference !"); earnest scientific discussions at good restaurants and bars; plus some serious people-watching (possibly opposite sex, but don't tell SWMBO !) -- we can go back to the usual nine planets, and the aforementioned wacko eggheads can publish stuffy papers about How Wrong it All Is.
UPDATE: After some Watercooler Consultations, (a veritable office loya jirga), El Jefe has decided to announce the formation of the "Pluto Planetary Liberation Front" (P.P.L.F.), with, of course, El Jefe as its "Plutocratus Maximus." The objective of the PPLF is, of course, the "re-planetization" of Pluto by jihad. Our slogan and rallying-cry shall be: "God is Great, Pluto is our leader !" Our symbol is, of course, the Disney Dog Pluto, in a burqa, carrying an AK-47.