NASA Colbert wins NASA space station name contest

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I think this is too damned funny!!! :rofl:

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA's online contest to name a new room at the international space station went awry. Comedian Stephen Colbert won...

NASA's mistake was allowing write-ins. Colbert urged viewers of his Comedy Central show, "The Colbert Report," to write in his name. And they complied, with 230,539 votes...
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hVxsBGs7scxZSkcCE1cL2B4BlECAD974D8800 [Broken]
 
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Oh, man... that is just too funny. Bravo, Stephen. I guess that it makes up for him losing the Grammy.
Colbert is one of those perfect chameleons. I both love and hate the character, but the actor behind the character is incredibly brilliant.
 
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What a waste. Imagine what other names we internets couldve came up with that were funnier...
 

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You know... when you think about it, NASA may be well served to go with Colbert. It would be great publicity. I think it might help to counter the stuffiness factor; that it would help to connect with the public. They would probably get more exposure with Colbert than we've seen since the first shuttle launched. He would abosolutely eat it up. He would go ballistic!!!
 

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I guess I was the only one who wanted to name it the Penguin room :(
 

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Colbert? How boring :frown:
If you are going to vote on mass like that, at least think of something good. Take the winner of Greenpeace's name-the-whale contest: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/about/save-mr-splashy-pants-20071210
HEY!

I am PROUD to have voted for Colbert for that new Pod! They were gonna go with "Serenity" or "Xenu" otherwise! Be aware that the pod is for the processing of waste material! The browncoats don't want that now do they really?

Edit: actually, "Mr. Splashypants" might be the perfect name for the waste pod. Point taken.
 

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Meanwhile, during all of this hullaballoo about the ISS pod, Colbert got himself knighted by Queen Noor of Jordan. He is now Sir Doctor Stephen T. Colbert, DFA.

This man is on my short list of favorite people.
 
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Jimmy is a nice name.
 
Meanwhile, during all of this hullaballoo about the ISS pod, Colbert got himself knighted by Queen Noor of Jordan. He is now Sir Doctor Stephen T. Colbert, DFA.

This man is on my short list of favorite people.
lol, if only they knew they just let the camel's nose under the tent
 

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lol, if only they knew they just let the camel's nose under the tent
Come on man, this is Colbert we're talking about. He's probably backing in. :biggrin:
 

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So NASA now makes announcements on comedy central! Too funny!!!
 
I voted for Colbert, I admit to being part of his Nation.
 

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I voted for Colbert, I admit to being part of his Nation.
We find out tomorrow.

If Colbert wins, does that mean that we have a Colbert Orbit as well as a Colbert Nation?
 

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Drum roll please.

And the winner is...
 

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Tranquility!


But he will have a treadmill on the space station named after him - the Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill (COLBERT).
 

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Tranquility!

But he will have a treadmill on the space station named after him - the Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill (COLBERT).
As important he gets the cool patch with his picture running the treadmill.

He did raise a good point about using the power from the treadmill to power the station. That would seem to be a useful feature of it if they could capture the power from it.
 

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The rumors were rampant that they were going to name the toilet after him. "Hold on, I have to go hit the Colbert". "One person's waste is another person's drinking water. Let's have a toast to our Colbert."
 

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Colbert is in Iraq wearing a camouflage suit. :rofl:
 

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Yes, and Gen. Ray Odierno gave him his HAIRCUT!!! :rofl: :rofl: (even funnier... It was apparently a Commander in Chief order from President Obama).
 

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