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ISS's Node 3 Might Be Named "Colbert"

kdawson posted more than 5 years ago | from the sure-he's-a-star-but dept.

NASA 276

Panzor writes "NASA is running a contest to name the new addition to the space station, Node 3. The polls are open until March 20. The selection that is getting the most votes is 'Suggest your own,' and the leading name besides the official four (Earthrise, Legacy, Serenity, and Venture) is 'Colbert.' Comedian Stephen Colbert suggested on the air that fans write in his name. On March 5th, his vote count passed that of Xenu and Colbert pronounced himself Scientology's 'Galactic Overlord.'"

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Not quite right (5, Funny)

jollyreaper (513215) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092545)

Technically, being in space and all, it should be named Alpha Squad 7.

weak (0, Flamebait)

stoolpigeon (454276) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092551)

he's not even that funny. ah well - they'll toss the results and name it whatever they want.

Re:weak (5, Funny)

Wandering Wombat (531833) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092637)

They should name it the Coulter, since the Node 3 recycles and feeds off of it's own waste products.

Re:weak (4, Funny)

dkleinsc (563838) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092787)

That doesn't make any sense at all: the Coulter module would have to spread waste products far and wide.

Re:weak (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27093181)

Also, Coulter is an anorexic. The ISS modules are portly and rounded.

Naming it the "Limbaugh" would be a better fit based on physical attributes. Besides, it's mostly men inside it. That fits with naming it "Limbaugh" too.

Re:weak (5, Informative)

loftwyr (36717) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092735)

In fact, the contest rules state that the poll is not binding and they'll choose whatever name they like.

Sucks, really.

Re:weak (3, Funny)

DHalcyon (804389) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092887)

Eh, that makes sense for an online poll with write-in. It discourages 4chan et all coming along and flooding the poll suggesting the node should be named something along the lines of "NIGGER COCKS OLOLOL".

Re:weak (5, Informative)

Applekid (993327) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093047)

Eh, that makes sense for an online poll with write-in. It discourages 4chan et all coming along and flooding the poll suggesting the node should be named something along the lines of "NIGGER COCKS OLOLOL".

The actual *chan hive-mind selection for this contest is "Battletoad"

Re:weak (1)

orielbean (936271) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093439)

Are you accepting pre-orders yet for Battletoads?

Re:weak (2, Interesting)

je ne sais quoi (987177) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093527)

I would actually prefer Battletoad over Xenu or Vista... but hey maybe I'm just biased against cults and unsuccessful operating systems and am not caught up on the nuances of what precisely a "battletoad" is.

What I don't get is why anyone would lobby hard to name a space station module after a space ship. I could see naming the next generation launch vehicle Serenity, but a module on a space station? Meh.

The last time this happened, a whole bunch of people lobbied NASA to have a space shuttle named after the Enterprise. What they got was the practice shuttle, that never actually flew in space. I would think it would be more memorable if they lobbied to get an actual shuttle that flew missions named after their favorite ship. Although, in retrospect, that shuttle will probably be seen by many more people than the actual shuttles since it is now sitting in the Udvar-Hazey center at Dulles (or, the Uday-Qusay center as my father affectionately calls it). So maybe it was worth it.

Re:weak (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27093775)

Battletoads is a video game created by Rare Ltd. to rival the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games.

Two anthropomorphic toads named after skin disorders (Rash and Zitz) have to save their friends Pimple and the Princess Angelica from the Dark Queen, ruler of Planet Ragnarok, with the assistance of Professor T. Bird and his space ship, The Vulture.

It is also the game eBaum's World asks for when they call GameStop because douchy (actually made with vinegar and water!) Eric Bauman thought it was funny about 9000 years ago.

Re:weak (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27093103)

No, what would make sense is not to hold a poll if you're not going to honor the results. Otherwise you're just trying to pretend to be all open and dynamic and exciting and Web-2.0ey, but really doing things the same old way.

Re:weak (3, Informative)

hendrik_v (999388) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093127)

Actually, the name "Xenu" was pushed to the top by 4chan...

Re:weak (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27093183)

...and then when it was pushed back off, Anonymous declared War on Colbert:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJc4V4oKURM [youtube.com]

Trolls trolling trolls, it's all good fun.

Re:weak (1)

jandrese (485) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093353)

I thought those guys hated Scientology.

Re:weak (2, Insightful)

Daravon (848487) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093623)

In Scientology, Xenu is the bad buy.

Re:weak (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27093661)

Scilons regard Xenu the same way Christians regard Satan.

(And L. Ron Hubbard is Jesus.)

Re:weak (1)

Mister_Stoopid (1222674) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093755)

Scientology traditionally liked to keep the details of its backstory secret from the public, so an action that causes increased exposure of the word "xenu" can be considered anti-scientology.

Re:weak (0)

michrech (468134) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093365)

I think this was the first post I've ever seen on slashdot that contained the words "nigger" and "cocks" that *wasn't* down-modded! ;)

Re:weak (2, Funny)

relguj9 (1313593) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092911)

I'm pretty sure it not being binding is better than them naming the satellite Penis or Stalin.

Re:weak (2, Interesting)

Thelasko (1196535) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093073)

In fact, the contest rules state that the poll is not binding and they'll choose whatever name they like. Sucks, really.

Tell me about it. My alma matter [wikipedia.org] had the same rules when it voted for a new mascot. Nobody ended up happy.

Jump'n Jesuits baby!

Of course, silly.. (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27093217)

That's how we normally vote in this country, have you forgotten already?

I'm just glad that (2, Funny)

Fungii (153063) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092819)

Slashdot is maintaining it's journalistic integrity, even with the threat faster moving and more distracting spam filled sites like digg and reddit.

Seriously, it's refreshing to know that at least when an article does get published on slashdot it will be newsworthy.

Re:I'm just glad that (0, Flamebait)

1u3hr (530656) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093015)

Seriously, it's refreshing to know that at least when an article does get published on slashdot it will be newsworthy.

So newsworthy they ran it twice.

NASA Contest To Name ISS Module [slashdot.org]
On February 26th, 2009 with 187 comments
Solarch writes "NASA is holding a contest to name ISS Node 3. Being a Browncoat myself, I should hope that the choice of names would be obvious. As of the 7:30...

So the big news is now it's "Colbert" that's the joke, not "Serenity".

Next week they'll run it again, and the proposedname will be "Cowboy Neal".

Re:weak (2, Informative)

vux984 (928602) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093021)

he's not even that funny. ah well - they'll toss the results and name it whatever they want.

to each their own, humour is a matter of personal taste.

But he is a truly a nerd. his enthusiasm for comics, sci-fi, lord of the rings... etc, is genuine. And it always cracks me up when he makes a D&D reference.

Re:weak (1)

default luser (529332) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093023)

They'll name it Serenity, since that's the "real" option with all the votes. I'm sure Colbert will be pissed when he finds out that he was beaten by a pack of rabid Joss Whedon fans :)

The Nation responds with force! (5, Funny)

orthancstone (665890) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092559)

He asked for it Tuesday night, the next day it was so.

Colbert cannot be stopped...EVER!

Re:The Nation responds with force! (5, Funny)

Sponge Bath (413667) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092927)

Colbert cannot be stopped...EVER!

You must be unaware of the orbital grizzly bear.
Imagine one of those coming at you at 15000 miles per hour: Roar!

Re:The Nation responds with force! (3, Funny)

supernova_hq (1014429) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093005)

*looks up*

Re:The Nation responds with force! (1)

orthancstone (665890) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093369)

Now that's a scary thought

Re:The Nation responds with force! (1)

MsGeek (162936) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093389)

But you still can't stop the signal. It remains quite likely that Serenity will be the final choice.

Re:The Nation responds with force! (1)

Gat0r30y (957941) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093761)

Ok, here's the idea: Samuel L Jackson is some sort of space ninja - on the ISS right. Then, from nowhere, Bears! Get these Mothra-Frakking Bears of My Mothra-Frakking Space Station!

Re:The Nation responds with force! (0, Flamebait)

bonch (38532) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093227)

People still watch Colbert? The schtick got old years ago.

Re:The Nation responds with force! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27093633)

Is that you, Bill O'Reilly?

Where is the count? (5, Informative)

Jethro (14165) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092575)

I don't know where people are getting the number of votes from. I see "Colbert" is leading the User Suggestions, but I don't see a vote count anywhere. I see "Serenity" has 85% of the regular votes, but it doesn't say anywhere whether it has more or less votes than Colbert does.

I have no doubt that Colbert can and will (or has!) overtaken everything else, but where are people seeing actual results here?

Re:Where is the count? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27092597)

I don't know, but I want to find out how many people have submitted "O RLY? YA RLY. NO WAI!" besides me!!

Re:Where is the count? (5, Funny)

athakur999 (44340) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092933)

Serenity sounds like a module where lady astronauts would go to take care of various lady business. They need to give these things more masculine names like "Power Eagle Hammer 8000 Type R AMG".

Re:Where is the count? (1, Funny)

db10 (740174) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093173)

Lol yes.. OVER 9000 would be my write in.

Re:Where is the count? (1)

Yaur (1069446) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093089)

The suggestion list is ordered by popularity, there doesn't appear to be a way to compare write-ins to the top 4. I would guess that this was done to make it easier for them to ignore write-in results unless they liked what won that category.

Re:Where is the count? (1)

meist3r (1061628) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093111)

Given the number of overall suggestions was around 170000 when I last looked at it this isn't such a popular poll in any case. Maybe 500 people voted for Colbert (I did) and that pushed it above the 400 "Anonymous" guys that wanted to call it "Xenu". No one knows.

Re:Where is the count? (5, Informative)

kaiidth (104315) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093219)

You're slightly wrong - in fact some rough numbers are available (for those who read space.com, anyway):

http://www.space.com/entertainment/090305-colbert-space-station.html [space.com]

This marks only the second time that NASA has sought public input for naming a piece of U.S. space station hardware. The Harmony module was named by 2,200 students who entered NASA's naming contest for Node 2. By contrast, 169,000 people have voted online at NASA's naming contest site so far.

The NASA-chosen name Serenity, which shares the name of a spaceship in the cult favorite television series "Firefly", continues to maintain a huge lead with more than 66,000 votes, according to NASA. But a surge of votes has given Colbert 29,000 in just two days, enough for second overall. The trailing vote-getters include Xenu (9,200), Earthrise (4,200), Legacy (3,500) and Venture (3,200).

Sure he's winning now... (4, Funny)

JoshuaZ (1134087) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092581)

But I bet he won't be so smug when the reavers come and there's no one to save him.

Re:Sure he's winning now... (4, Funny)

catbertscousin (770186) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092615)

Gives a new spin to the song "Wish I Had A River".

Seriously? (0)

nametaken (610866) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092601)

I don't suppose anyone takes these kinds of things seriously anymore... a LITTLE pride maybe?

Funny, yeah. A good idea? Sorry, I don't think so.

Re:Seriously? (5, Insightful)

Trent Hawkins (1093109) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092677)

I don't suppose anyone takes these kinds of things seriously anymore... a LITTLE pride maybe? Funny, yeah. A good idea? Sorry, I don't think so.

Why? Colbert gets to have a module named after him and NASA gets more free publicity then they could ever muster up on their own.
It's win win.

Re:Seriously? (0, Offtopic)

EXMSFT (935404) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092759)

You bent my wookie!

Re:Seriously? (5, Insightful)

jhfry (829244) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092817)

How is this a bad idea, and how does it show a lack of pride.

Essentially, the entire process was created to generate media attention, otherwise the module would be given a sterile name, or just a number. In an age where NASA seems positively boring they must actively compete with reality TV and myspace/facebook for the attention of the public.

I would be all for naming the module "FUCK" if it would make the public more interested in our space program; and I think Colbert encouraging the public to participate in an entertaining way can do nothing but good things for NASA. It helps make space fun again.

Most societies have used entertainment to help keep important issues in the public interest. Even Rome had it's gladiators to help remind it's citizens that the country was still at war, without them the citizens would have lost interest and stopped backing the expansion.

Seriously? Yes, and why should we be so serious all the time... let history reflect that our generation was both highly productive and capable of good spirited fun.

Re:Seriously? (1)

CraftyJack (1031736) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093175)

I would be all for naming the module "FUCK" if it would make the public more interested in our space program...

Our space program should elevate the public's interests, not degrade itself to grab their attention. I, for one, would be much happier working to build the "Serenity" than the "Colbert".

Re:Seriously? (1)

TobyWong (168498) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093699)

Wow, really? "Serenity" is just as much of a joke as "Colbert" is - the only difference is the Colbert option isn't intended to be serious. "Serenity" would be the ultimate nerd cheese choice and I say this as someone who enjoyed Firefly.

 

Re:Seriously? (4, Interesting)

eggoeater (704775) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092897)

Let me explain it:
Colbert and his show is one big satire on the right-wing and the pompous right-wind media.
One of the most important parts of the satire is letting the fans play along.
When fans vote to put his name on the space station, really they're joining in on the act.

Its kinda like when Spinal Tap actually went on tour. Fans came to see them and did man-on-the-street interviews talking about how they've seen them on the past 12 tours and have been fans of theirs since the '70s, etc.etc., even though the band didn't exist until the '80s.

Colbert, and Colbert fans, are doing the same thing only in the political/media spectrum and throwing it in the face of the right-wing.

Re:Seriously? (2, Informative)

vux984 (928602) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093087)

Let me explain it:

The jokes not as funny if you explain it.

Re:Seriously? (1)

fastest fascist (1086001) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093283)

Colbert, and Colbert fans, are doing the same thing only in the political/media spectrum and throwing it in the face of the right-wing.

And that's why NASA would be wise to not name the node after him, just as they would be wise not to name the node "O'Reilly" or "Limbaugh" or what have you.

Re:Seriously? (1)

Amazing Quantum Man (458715) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093571)

They should name the Bigelow Aerospace stuff "Limbaugh" since it's just a big bag of air.

Re:Seriously? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27093017)

I don't suppose anyone takes these kinds of things seriously anymore... a LITTLE pride maybe?

Yeah, they would have never done this in the 60's.

Oh, you mean the era when we had such things as computer voting? Like, J. R. Bob Dobbs being voted Time Magazine's top fraud of the century?

When have we ever had pride?

Why do I need Javascript to vote? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27092631)

I surf with scripting turned off for most sites... why does NASA insist on having Javascript turned on to vote?
I can vote just fine on Slashdot without Javascript and I'm pretty sure I've done the radio-check-box-thing on many many other sites with just regular HTML.
Why oh why?

Re:Why do I need Javascript to vote? (1)

chalkyj (927554) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092641)

Captcha popup

Re:Why do I need Javascript to vote? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27092723)

Lol, only old people, and people who care about security surf with JavaScript off.

Re:Why do I need Javascript to vote? (1)

mweather (1089505) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092923)

There's nothing wrong with surfing with Javascript on if you're not using Windows.

Re:Why do I need Javascript to vote? (2, Informative)

Lobster Quadrille (965591) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093049)

Sure there is- in the past, there have been plenty of exploits that tap into Firefox caches, saved passwords, history, and system settings (where all your personal information is really kept these days)

Then there's all the XSS, CSRF, and clickjacking exploits that can compromise websites and services

Let's not forget the fact that Javascript can just be annoying- preventing loops of popup windows and alert boxes is reason enough to disable javascript

Re:Why do I need Javascript to vote? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27093477)

And there's nothing wrong with it on Windows either, anyway.

Oblig simpsons quote (5, Funny)

pak9rabid (1011935) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092639)

Principal Skinner: All students please proceed immediately to an assembly in the Butthead Memorial Auditorium.
Principal Skinner (to himself): Dammit, I wish we hadn't let the students name that one.

Roy Focker (1, Funny)

chord.wav (599850) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092797)

Roy Focker: Let's honor our heroes the way they deserve

Re:Roy Focker (1)

commandlinegamer (1046764) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092821)

Well I suggested good ole' Chuck Norris. I hope he's gotten over his bridge disappointment.

Serenity has 86% of the votes (1)

olddotter (638430) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092865)

I voted and then it showed a graph with Serenity having 86% of the votes. A screen shot is posted here. [blogspot.com]

I grant it appears to be a miss leading GUI design on the pole system.

Re:Serenity has 86% of the votes (1)

Nimey (114278) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092975)

It'd be really cool if it's named Serenity and then one of the crew brings up an unofficial bit of "nose art" that's a copy of Serenity-from-Firefly's.

Re:Serenity has 86% of the votes (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27093053)

I grant it appears to be a miss leading GUI design on the pole system.

Umm... wow.

Wear deed yoo lern too speil?

asshole screws with internet poll (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27092883)

..news at 11.

Colbert's naming games (5, Funny)

node 3 (115640) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092889)

These Colbert naming games are funny, until they happen to you.

Now I have to redo all my stationery...

Re:Colbert's naming games (1)

Sporkinum (655143) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093373)

My name IS Colbert, you insensitive clod! Really!

RAAAIIIIIIINNNNNN!!!!!!!!! (2, Funny)

taxman_10m (41083) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092931)

Would love to see Rain beat out Colbert.

I name thee.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27092939)

SnuSnu

Not likely... (5, Interesting)

penguinstorm (575341) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092945)

No it won't. One of the rules of naming such semi-permanent structures is that they're not often named after living people. Colbert is amusing now (though I find him annoying, to be truthful) but what happens if in 5 years he runs over a group of children in a drunk driving incident? Do you really want a NASA module named after that? Is that going to be funny?

There are exceptions, but they're fairly rare and usually involve someone who either: a) invented the thing (Colt revolvers or Ferris Wheels), or; b) donated a tonne of money (anybody remember Enron stadium, or the Ken Lay Chair in Economics at Methodist University?)

Xenu is too religious, and a government agency wouldn't name anything after Scientology.

That's why NASA's suggestions are more benign, and why one of them will likely be chosen.

Besides, the subtlety of the shout-out to the Big Damn Heroes is awesome and not overt enough to eliminate the name.

Re:Not likely... (0, Troll)

hwyhobo (1420503) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093299)

Sophomoric and crude Ann Coulter jokes get modded 5, but the above post is 3? WTH is happening to /.?

Someone save the honor here and mod the parent up. I am out of mod points.

Oh, and btw, the fact that a lame comedian leads the user write-in vote is truly a sad statement on our society.

Re:Not likely... (5, Funny)

tb3 (313150) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093349)

"Sophomoric and crude Ann Coulter"
That sounds like an accurate description to me.

no (4, Insightful)

BitterAndDrunk (799378) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093425)

The sad part is his and the Daily Show's satire is more insightful than most legitimate news - that's a sad statement on society.

Your "sad statment" is indicative that you're a humorless twat.

Re:no (1)

Nick Ives (317) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093685)

Satire is generally more insightful and incisive than reality, that's why people in power hate it so much and dictatorial regimes work so hard to suppress it. It's even more the case when the establishment has screwed up in a massive way like the current situation.

In fact political satire feeds on the failings of those in power to such a degree that it's often not funny when the government appears to be doing OK. Rory Bremner was at his peak during the Major years but lost his bite whilst Alastair Campbell was managing to keep Blair looking like the messiah; now there are plenty of easy pickings about he's funny again.

Re:Not likely... (1)

0xdeadbeef (28836) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093693)

Oh, and btw, the fact that a lame comedian leads the user write-in vote is truly a sad statement on our society.

What do you mean, our society? Who let you in?

Re:Not likely... (1)

Fallingcow (213461) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093459)

Besides, the subtlety of the shout-out to the Big Damn Heroes is awesome and not overt enough to eliminate the name.

I get Serenity, of course, and Legacy appears to be a reference to the flight that took Doohan's remains into orbit, but what are the other two?

Is Venture a reference to the Sci-Fi mag of the same name?

Earthrise? No clue on that one.

Re:Not likely... (0)

Black-Man (198831) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093567)

He was funny mocking George W. but he has become a parody of himself lately and he's not that funny. When his show is cancelled next year, people will be asking "Colbert who?"

Great. We Slashdotted NASA (2, Insightful)

wiredog (43288) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092951)

We know where the next "launch failure" is going. Michigan.

It should be noted that Buddy [herald.com] is number 3. And a much cooler name than "Colbert". Or "Xenu" And much better than "Serenity".

Reminds me of Hank the Dwarf (1)

HockeyPuck (141947) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092953)

Anybody remember People Magazine's contest for online voting for 'most beautiful person'? Howard Stern urged his listeners to vote for Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hank_the_Angry_Drunken_Dwarf [wikipedia.org]

In 1998, People magazine ran an online poll to determine the most beautiful people in the world, where somebody facetiously entered Nasiff as a write-in candidate. Nasiff won the contest, receiving hundreds of thousands of votes. At the time the online poll was launched, People led voters to believe that it would influence the print magazine's annual listing of "the most beautiful people." People refused to allow online votes to influence the magazine results. The poll was configured so that users could vote multiple times, by deleting a cookie given from the site. Many contestants had scripts written that would allow users to vote repeatedly.

Ob/. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27092977)

I'm suggesting Cowboy Neal.

Other Obligatory Simpson's Quote (2, Funny)

Karnak23 (159368) | more than 5 years ago | (#27092997)

I for one welcome our new Galactic Overlord.

I'm working on the Nixon script myself... (5, Interesting)

tjstork (137384) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093067)

Now that I know that there a bunch of "liberals" pushing Colbert... I'm going to set out and build a script for my right buddies to get it named after one of America's greatest Presidents....

In fact, we should even introduce legislation to rename the WHOLE space stations...

The Richard Nixon Space Station.

Man, that WOULD be the most expensive troll in the history of the world.

Re:I'm working on the Nixon script myself... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27093285)

Troll or whoosh? I'm confused on this one.

Re:I'm working on the Nixon script myself... (1)

fastest fascist (1086001) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093341)

My kingdom for mod points!

Re:I'm working on the Nixon script myself... (1)

Amazing Quantum Man (458715) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093609)

How could you not vote for our greatest Robotic-bodied president? Now where's Agnew's headless body? Ow-oooo!

Colbert's apartment in space. (1)

CHK6 (583097) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093077)

We can only hope that once the ISS goes bankrupt, the Colbert module will become Colbert's space love nest and orbital hunting lodge to take pot shots at passing Chinese spy satellites and UFOs.

Serenity? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27093131)

Seriously folks, could you guys be obsessed with any lamer "science fiction" (aka a western soap opera set in space)?

Re:Serenity? (1)

meringuoid (568297) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093281)

Seriously folks, could you guys be obsessed with any lamer "science fiction" (aka a western soap opera set in space)?

Yeah. What could possibly be worse? 'Wagon Train' to the stars, maybe?

Re:Serenity? (4, Insightful)

Nick Ives (317) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093719)

Don't feed the AC trolls. We all know space western is one of the most interesting and under-used genres - Cowboy Bebop anyone?

They should call it Pod 6 (3, Funny)

st0rmshad0w (412661) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093179)

I &%@!$%! hate Pod 6!

Re:They should call it Pod 6 (1)

Fallingcow (213461) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093417)

If you're looking for me,
You better look under the sea,
'Cuz that is where you'll find me...

My response to Colbert (1)

ThePhilips (752041) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093429)

Just voted for "Stewart".

Where is MR SPLASHY PANTS ??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27093681)

Probably not the best thing to name it while it's still on the launch
pad. But once it gets up there, it should be safe.

alternate suggestions (1)

Eil (82413) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093697)

I'm a big fan of Colbert, but some of the other write-in suggestions are even better:

* Buddy
* Synergy
* Vista (!)
* Social Vibe

I, for one, am writing in "Slashdot".

Metal Gear (1)

313373_bot (766001) | more than 5 years ago | (#27093707)

is way cooler.

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