We, The Public, are AWFUL at Naming Things…
Yes, we are terrible at it, because nobody takes things seriously anymore.
My parents blame it on Wierd Al Yankovic (Matthew, can’t you just sing a song
nicely instead of ruining it with ridiculous lyrics all the time??)
Since NASA lightheartedly reached out to the public thru twitter To see what people
would name THe seven new planets THAT WERE recently discovered around a single-
star…. THE new ones found.. That were just the right distance from the star to
support liquid water and maybe,Just maybe…. Extra terrestrial life……
7 Planets… what would you name them?
And Now I think Nasa is sorry they asked.
When you get THE GENERAL PUBIC trying to name an arctic research vessel
AND GIVING 10 THOUSAND VOTES TO Lead Paint
AS A FLAVOR IN THE LAYS CHIPS CONTEST….
LET’S SEE WHERE THIS PLANET NAMING THING HAS GONE
SO FAR ON TWITTER…
.. SO FAR… YOU’VE GOT
Planet McPlanetface 1, 2, 3 And so on… that’s to be expected
And then you’ve got this:
Pluto, Long Live Pluto, Pluto Forever, We Love Pluto, Screw You For Killing Pluto,
Planet of the Keks and.. Pluto.
LETS SEE WHAT ELSE… THERE’S
Far From Trump 1 thru 7…..
The Fast and the Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious, Fast 5
Fast & Furious 6, Furious 7.
NASA was very quck to point out that the poll was merely conversational and was by
no means, in any way any sort of official process of naming planets or anything.