It's time for an update on a few things I posted about in the past.
First up, way back in December of '05, I posted about the state of Stephen Colbert's TVs, demanding they be fixed. I'm happy to report that Stephen listened, making sure his TVs were correctly formatted within a month of me posting that missive. There was no apology. Hey Stephen, I'm glad you took the required action, but an apology would have been nice. I'm putting you on notice until you do apologize.
Next up, we'll take a trip back to February '06, when I posted about how I just didn't see the big deal about the potential hubbub over Pluto's planetary status. Well, as you undoubtedly know, the demands I made in my post were eventually met -- like they almost always are -- and everything turned out OK. Except for the little detail about how everyone is completely freaked out. You'd think this was the end of the world or something, what with all the bloggers trying to come up with new Johnny Mneumonic devices ("Nestea™!! My Very Elderly Mother Served Us Nestea™.. How hard was that?") and generally lashing themselves over the pain and tribulations today's schoolchildren surely must be going through.
To that I say, "It isn't a big deal! Children in today's schools learn new things at least once a week; one more new thing to learn isn't going to cause them any troubles."
"Sure," you might reply. "That's all fine and dandy, but what about the books?? We'll have to make new ones! We can't have books with outdated info in them."
Well, my solution to that is simple. All we have to do is print up some of these stickers:
Then we just slap that puppy into any book that talks about the solar system. Problem solved.
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