That’s no moon…

Dr. J. saw our friends over at IMAO link to this on teh twitterz this morning:

New blog post: Pluto’s moons
— Frank J. Fleming (@IMAO_) February 13, 2013

Apparently we have observed that the flagship Dwarf Planet Pluto (the 9th planet, dammit, FREE PLUTO!!!!!#@!)!+!EL@VEENTY!!!!!) has two additional moons, bringing the number up to five namely Charon, Hydra, Nix and now P4 and P5. Because P4 and P5 are sucky names, SETI put up a website where they are polling the audience for names for Pluto’s 4th and 5th satellites.

Dr. J. voted for Orpheus and Eurydice, as that is one of his favorite Greek myths.

The Czar, ever the traditionalist voted for Persephone and Cerberus as it’s nice to have one’s wife and dog in one’s orbit.

Volgi, ever the abstract thinker went with the personifications of darkness, Erebus  (which he is familiar with, as he spends all night studying and tweeting) and sleep, Hypnos (which he is completely unfamiliar with as he spends all night studying and tweeting.

The Mandarin went with Alecto and wrote in Tisiphone, in part because Alecto is the patron Fury of the Boot to the Gut™, and in part because he likes chicks with whips.

GorT went with Styx and wrote in Rush, as he felt REO Speedwagon was too long a name for a moon.

Puter wrote in Hello and Kitty. “She has no mouth, and yet she must pull some tides,” he said. 

About Dr. J.

Dr. J. was born the son of a New Atlantean sharecropper who cornered the market on notoriously delicious seaweed Himanthalia elongata (popularly known as Thongweed). With his newly minted seaweed fortune, Mr. J. the Elder sent his son to attend the Academy of Sorcery, Alchemy and Surgery where the good doctor apprenticed with the finest sorcerer surgeons in New Atlantis. Dr. J.'s areas of expertise grew to include bleeding, cutting for stone, trephination, medical divination with outstanding spatial and temporal resolution, cybernetic sorcery and medicinal alchemy. When King Orin of Atlantis fell ill with the Ick, Dr. J. stepped in with an elixir he devised from a combination of minerals, herbs and saps. Curing the king, Dr. J. gained significant notoriety which afforded him the luxury of time to devote himself to his side hobbies which include porpoise racing, the study of supply-side economics, cooking and raising his lovely merchildren alongside his lovely bride the archconservative Mrs. Dr. J.