Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
NASA recently conducted an online contest to name the new "node" of the International Space Station. Stephen Colbert of the Colbert Report encouraged his viewers to vote to name the node "Colbert," and sure enough, his fans spoofed the online poll to a convincing win.
Despite "Colbert" being the contest-winning name for the new node, NASA is balking at naming the node after Colbert. Colbert has received support from at least one member of Congress.
But our own Gabriel Giffords, who is married to a NASA astronaut, was not as supportive, saying NASA should have the final say in naming the node. Giffords should know better than to stand between a narcissist and his dream. Stephen Colbert goes after Giffords in this segment:
"You, miss pink sweater set, are just jealous because I'm gonna have a space node, and all you're gonna have is half of Tucson – and not even the good half. I'm kidding. There is no good half."
|The Colbert Report||Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Space Module: Colbert – Urine Recycling Room|