Friday, June 11, 2010

Kids write the Best Hate Mail!

Remember when you were little and the worst insults centered around your smell, mom or like/dislike of others? Combine them all and tears were guaranteed.

I would have hated to be the guy who decided Pluto wasn't a planet about a decade ago. It looks like his mailbox was chockful of kidtastic irateness. Luckily he decided to publish a book (The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet) about Pluto's fall from Planet Status and include loads of tragic kid letters as illustration.

In her letter to Tyson, Madeline Trost of Plantation, Florida worried: “Do people live on Pluto? If there are people who live there they won’t exist.” She then demands a response from Tyson. “Please write back,” she implores. “But not in cursive because I can’t read in cursive.”