Meanwhile, Gustav Holst Falls Further Behind

Since it looks like that we’ll soon be designating three new bodies in the solar system as planets, we obviously need new mnemonic devices to remember the order:

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Ceres, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Charon, Xena

(Relax, Xena’s only an informal nickname; 2003 UB313 hasn’t officially been named yet. Besides, it could’ve been worse.)

The best I’ve been able to come up with is this:

Most Violent Extraterrestrial Monsters Couldn’t Joust Successfully Until Network Producers Cancelled “Xena”

The worst is this:

Mnemonics Vindicate Excessively Mundane Centuries’ Juntas, Since Undergraduates Need Pneumatic Cniderian Xenophobes

(Hint: try reading it aloud)

2 Responses

  1. i get the impression that this device, too, will soon be irrelevant… it would appear that we will be adding more since we’ve apparently went planet crazy…

    to hell with three more planets… we got a whole damn watchlist of possible new planets…

  2. That’s what happens when you twist the definition of “planet” to include Pluto, instead of just calling it a large Kuiper belt object.

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