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Should NASA Name Space Station Room After Colbert?

I'm no rocket scientist, but I do know that if you start an open naming contest, fans of Stephen Colbert will quickly beam the comedian to first place. That's what happened to NASA when it decided to ask the public for suggestions on what to name a room in the space station, now called Node 3.

"Colbert" won the contest, but NASA still has the option to reject the write in winner. Tonight, a real-life scientist will go on the Colbert Report to share NASA's decision.

What does Stephen think NASA should do? He said: "Certainly I hope NASA does the right thing. Just kidding. I hope they name it after me."

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Jinx Jinx 8 years
If he won a public vote, I guess they have to. I like The Colbert Report, but I'm sure someone else's name is more deserving.
zeze zeze 8 years
Hey it was Queen Nour talking about zero nuclear weapons, a feat almost as impossible as her ability to make more than 2 facial expressions with all that botox! There was NO ASTRONAUT!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
4 out of 5 podiatrists prefer Poopy McNutterbutter as well.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
9 out of 10 dentists prefer Poopy McNutterbutter too.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
And I prefer Poopy McNutterbutter
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
lol, if it won the vote, they have to follow through!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
You're the best Steph! :heart: It does, doesn't it em? "Captain, I'll be in the Poopy McNutterbutter node if you need my assistance". :dude:
em1282 em1282 8 years
I kind of like the ring of "Poopy McNutterButter" myself. Eh, give it to Colbert. I'm already a fan, so I'm biased, but he won it fair and square. Also, I really don't see how his show is dumbed down. If my sister's ex, who is an engineer with a master's degree and is employed by one of America's biggest military contractors still doesn't get half of Colbert's jokes, he has to be doing something right. But again, I'm a fan, I'm biased, blah blah blah. :dude:
wyckidlily wyckidlily 8 years
Loosen up! It's funny, why not?
janneth janneth 8 years
Colbert really knows how to get his name out there. He is a publicity genius. I am sure they will name it after him.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
He won so why not?
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
Well for me when my friends and I discuss children and whenever we start saying we shouldn't have them until this time or that we're picking career paths that will never allow us to afford them in this economy or that we won't be fit parents based on our childhoods blah, blah, blah. I think of that movie and want to shoot myself in the foot.
Michelann Michelann 8 years
Zeze, I was just kidding about what the other option was. It just seems like the point of the contest was to get recognition and interest in NASA going again, and naming it after Colbert would definitely accomplish that better than something like 'Serenity'.
organicsugr organicsugr 8 years
Haha, yeah. I don't usually like Luke Wilson, but he was pretty good in it. That's satire I can get behind, because I feel like we're already living in it.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
Organic have you seen the movie "Idiocracy", it's pretty scary. Personally I think they should name it whatever they are comfortable with. If the name "Colbert" doesn't bother them and they didn't have any significant person they wanted to name it after then I say go for it, but if it does bother them then they shouldn't. It's just a fun contest and Colbert and us fans will get over it.
MrsRachel MrsRachel 8 years
I say go for it! It won the vote! (Although, I must say that I like Serenity better. Sigh.... the nerdy geek in me.) :-)
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
YEs. It was up for public vote - we the Colbertnation overwhelming voted for it - they should follow through with the contest and name the node Colbert. NASA needs to think about the children! Think about the children!
organicsugr organicsugr 8 years
Of course that's based on the optimistic premise that they won't still dumb everything down to the lowest common denominator in the future.
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
organicsugr organicsugr 8 years
In one hundred years, people can look back and see how primitive and juvenile satire really was in our time. I think it'll be a good historical lesson.
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 8 years
Yes! He won
stephley stephley 8 years
ALMOST everyone now wishes good luck to you friend!
zeze zeze 8 years
hehehe, why Steph, what I said is based on fact, not just opinion - I've seen at least 3 or 4 articles about how Colbert crosses political lines because he is such a "character" - meaning it's obvious it is not real so event he right can appreciate a good laugh, while Stewart makes the right throw spears at their tv sets. ...and I said ALMOST everyone...
zeze zeze 8 years
Mich, the other winner (pre-Colbert) was Serenity Oh and if they are revealing the name on his show I am pretty sure they would choose him - otherwise that is just mean!
stephley stephley 8 years
Oooh Zeze, after that last line, you better duck !!!!
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