Saturday, March 21, 2009

Colbert and NASA - a modest proposal

Okay, the voting ended yesterday for NASA's Name That Module contest, er, survey. While the official results have not been announced, the unofficial tally seems to have it that Colbert whipped the competition, outpolling NASA's own fave, Serenity. Even the Firefly Fanboys couldn't come to the rescue.

The "winner" is scheduled to be announced in April. Even before this started, NASA reserved the right to disregard the outcome of the vote, if they felt it didn't "reflect the spirit of exploration and cooperation embodied by the space station, and follow in the tradition set by Node 1- Unity- and Node 2- Harmony."

In other words, no way in hell are they going to name it "Colbert."

Okay, we probably all knew that from the start.

I'd like to suggest that NASA strongly consider, at the very least, naming the Urine Processor Assembly (UPA) portion of the module after Stephen. It seems only fair.

When astronauts are taking a number one, they can rightly invoke Colbert's name in a manner that seems fitting and appropriate to all concerned.

What say you, NASA?

UPDATE: NASA announces the name on the Colbert Report!

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