NASA Vs. Colbert
NASA held a contest to help name the new International Space Station. The problem is, 230,539 Stephen Colbert fans responded to his appeal to name it “Colbert.” Now, NASA doesn’t know whether it has to do the democratic thing and comply, or wiggle out of the contest and name it what it wanted to all along, the one that came in second at NASA’s prompting, “Serenity.”
Last week, U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah, a Pennsylvania Democrat, called on NASA to do the democratic thing and use the name that drew the most votes.
“NASA decided to hold an election to name its new room at the International Space Station and the clear winner is Stephen Colbert,” Fattah said in a statement. “The people have spoken, and Stephen Colbert won it fair and square — even if his campaign was a bit over the top.”
I’d name it “Colbert Station” to rhyme with “Colbert Nation,” but hey, that’s just me.Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2009 Liberaland