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Colbert Wins Space Station Name Contest

ScuttleMonkey posted more than 4 years ago | from the unintended-consequences dept.

Space 471

As we speculated a couple of weeks back, it has come to pass. Reader mknewman writes to tell us that comedian Stephen Colbert has won the vote to have his name immortalized (or at least until it crashes) as the moniker on NASA's newest addition to the International Space Station. We can but wonder what NASA will do now. "NASA's mistake was allowing write-ins. Colbert urged viewers of his Comedy Central show, 'The Colbert Report' to write in his name. And they complied, with 230,539 votes. That clobbered Serenity, one of the NASA choices, by more than 40,000 votes. Nearly 1.2 million votes were cast by the time the contest ended Friday."

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Colbert trumps Scientology; everyone wins. (5, Informative)

Nakor BlueRider (1504491) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305457)

It's not mentioned in the article, but what brought this all up in the first place was the fact that "Xenu" was winning the write-in vote before he asked viewers on his show to write in his own name instead. Xenu is the galactic overlord from Scientology myth. Colbert asked his viewers to write in his own name, and the following day he had already passed Xenu on the write-ins. The show that evening, he declared himself the new galactic overlord.

Incidentally, NASA reserved the write to call it whatever they want; they don't have to go with the vote.

Re:Colbert trumps Scientology; everyone wins. (5, Funny)

unlametheweak (1102159) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305515)

Xenu is the galactic overlord from Scientology myth

Xenu is NOT a myth! I take it you are not a Scientologist.

Re:Colbert trumps Scientology; everyone wins. (5, Funny)

FrostedWheat (172733) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305567)

Xenu is NOT a myth

Your right, it's SyFy!

Re:Colbert trumps Scientology; everyone wins. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27305671)

I smell a new internet meme brewing.

I for one...

Re:Colbert trumps Scientology; everyone wins. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27305851)

This idea was invented by Shampoo.

Re:Colbert trumps Scientology; everyone wins. (3, Funny)

Cynonamous Anoward (994767) | more than 5 years ago | (#27305891)

Welcome my new sarcastic, wise-cracking overlord?

Re:Colbert trumps Scientology; everyone wins. (3, Informative)

schon (31600) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305591)

That's too bad..

My information may be out of date, but at one time Scientologists were told they needed to have scientology-approved censorware on their computers, and one of the things that the banned words was "xenu" (apparently to protect the scientologists from encountering a website that would kill them.)

It would have been hilarious if ever website that contained a reference to the space station would have been blocked.

So Colbert Nation greater than the Browncoats (5, Funny)

StCredZero (169093) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305593)

I wonder if he'd let it be named Serenity for a date with Inara Serra / Morena Baccarin?

Re:So Colbert Nation greater than the Browncoats (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27305703)

Why exactly does a married father need a date with a random actress?

Re:So Colbert Nation greater than the Browncoats (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27305737)

Why exactly does a married father need a date with a random actress?

Apparently you've never been married.

Re:So Colbert Nation greater than the Browncoats (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27305943)

I am fully in favor of the fact that you've been modded +3 insightful.

Re:So Colbert Nation greater than the Browncoats (2, Funny)

tool462 (677306) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305741)

Apparently you are not a married father. ;)

Re:Colbert trumps Scientology; everyone wins. (1)

Seriousity (1441391) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305619)

I'd watch what you say if I were you mate! Xeby might throw you in a volcano, leaving your soul to hover up into a GIANT SOUL-CATCHER!!! Then he'll inject your soul into a life-form which will result in the negative emotions of subsequent generations of said life-form! It's happened before, it's historical fact!

Disclaimer: The only true factual historic record is found inside the library of the Church of Scientology

Re:Colbert trumps Scientology; everyone wins. (5, Informative)

samkass (174571) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305717)

Incidentally, NASA reserved the write to call it whatever they want; they don't have to go with the vote.

I suspect it's as likely to be named "Colbert" as Hank, the Angry, Drunken Dwarf is to become People's Most Beautiful Person.

Re:Colbert trumps Scientology; everyone wins. (2, Funny)

jd (1658) | more than 5 years ago | (#27306077)

Does anyone else secretly suspect Hank actually has the better odds?

Re:Colbert trumps Scientology; everyone wins. (5, Interesting)

bonch (38532) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305831)

Naming it Xenu would have hurt Scientology, not helped it. Xenu is considered top secret by the Church of Scientology and its lawyers, and they sue people who post the texts--they forced Slashdot to remove a comment for the first time in its history. People wondering what Xenu is would look it up and find out about OT III. It would have been a great blow to have that out there. Thanks to Colbert and his mindless viewers who do everything he says, that won't happen, and the opportunity is gone.

Consider me biased since I'm sick of Colbert's schtick, and I'm sick of his college kiddie fans who parrot everything he says and spam his videos to Digg.

Re:Colbert trumps Scientology; everyone wins. (1)

Penguinshit (591885) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305855)

The Scilons worship a Kiwi warrior princess?

Re:Colbert trumps Scientology; everyone wins. (5, Insightful)

Spaseboy (185521) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305865)

I think it's important to remember all of the popular, positive attention Stephen Colbert has given to NASA over the years and science in general. He well deserves the name if for nothing else than for the great PR he brings NASA.

Did you even know there was an addition to the space station before it was on The Colbert Report? I didn't.

Re:Colbert trumps Scientology; everyone wins. (-1, Redundant)

indian_rediff (166093) | more than 5 years ago | (#27305977)

Mod parent up!

This is certainly something to think about. I wish I had mod points today!

Re:Colbert trumps Scientology; everyone wins. (5, Funny)

palegray.net (1195047) | more than 5 years ago | (#27305917)

Not to diminish Colbert's fame or anything, but just about anything trumps Scientology. I've got a broken toaster that I'd rather consult for spiritual advice.

Re:Colbert trumps Scientology; everyone wins. (2, Informative)

Brett Buck (811747) | more than 5 years ago | (#27306031)

Only if you remove the attached Thetans first, though, right?

RIP (1, Offtopic)

222 (551054) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305459)

RIP Battletoad :(

Re:RIP (0, Offtopic)

MrEricSir (398214) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305749)

And they say Colbert is a /b/tard...

I'm shocked... (5, Funny)

end15 (607595) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305471)

that my write in vote for Bigus Dickus didn't win... I thought I had the mobs support. Cheers, endxv

Re:I'm shocked... (4, Funny)

Quothz (683368) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305553)

that my write in vote for Bigus Dickus didn't win...

What's so funny about Biggus Dickus? I have a vewy gweat fwiend named Biggus Dickus.

Re:I'm shocked... (1)

a whoabot (706122) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305595)

...vewy gweat fwiend in Wome...

Sorry, OCD acting up.

Re:I'm shocked... (1)

Amazing Quantum Man (458715) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305729)

Let me come with you Pontiuth! I may be of thome athithtanth thould a thudden crithith arithe!

Re:I'm shocked... (1)

Tenek (738297) | more than 5 years ago | (#27305989)

Wait 'till Biggus Dickus heaws of this!

Re:I'm shocked... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27305661)

And do you know her wife's name?

Re:I'm shocked... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27305753)

Incontinencia buttocks

NASA won (0, Troll)

unlametheweak (1102159) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305485)

"NASA's mistake was allowing write-ins.

No! It was NASA's genius to get a name-brand late-night comedy show host as a major unpaid endorsement to a multi-billion dollar government money pit, I mean research program.

Re:NASA won (5, Insightful)

Loadmaster (720754) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305625)

Yeah! What the fuck have we ever gotten from NASA? Pretty pictures?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA_Spinoff [wikipedia.org]
http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/spinoffs2.shtml [nasa.gov]

Re:NASA won (1)

unlametheweak (1102159) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305807)

Yeah! What the fuck have we ever gotten from NASA? Pretty pictures?

Largely. I did enjoy the National Geographic spreads when I was a kid. Your question would have been more relevent if it dealt directly with the space station. I would be interested to know how much scientific knowledge per dollar we are getting out of this program. I do know the Russians are certainly profiting from the tourism aspect of the space station.

Democracy at work (-1, Troll)

BadAnalogyGuy (945258) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305489)

The most bombastic speaker who appeals to the most retards wins.

I don't want to say anything about our current President, but...

Re:Democracy at work (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27305561)

You're saying that the way Obama speaks is "bombastic?" I don't think you know what that word means.

Boombastic (0, Troll)

tepples (727027) | more than 5 years ago | (#27305923)

You're saying that the way Obama speaks is "bombastic?" I don't think you know what that word means.

That or someone may be trying to make a (racist?) comparison between President Obama and reggae singer Shaggy [youtube.com] .

Re:Democracy at work (0)

peragrin (659227) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305585)

It does explain how bush won twice.

Re:Democracy at work (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27305765)

It does explain how bush won twice.

If your speaker isn't very bombastic, you just need more retards.

Re:Democracy at work (0, Offtopic)

unlametheweak (1102159) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305687)

The most bombastic speaker who appeals to the most retards wins.

I don't want to say anything about our current President, but...

You may be confusing Obama with Bush [blogspot.com]

Re:Democracy at work (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27305837)

The most bombastic speaker who appeals to the most retards wins.

I know! After all those recounts and chads and supreme court nonsense you would have thought they would have just let Florida vote again and settle it. Al Gore would have probably ended up much thinner. If only he appealed to more retards...

oh no (1)

hort_wort (1401963) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305491)

This is awful. I've heard him pronounce his *own* name different ways on his show. Oh well, maybe the astronauts will cut off the beginning and just call it the Bert module. I mean, if they scrape some paint off, what can we do?

Re:oh no (2, Funny)

argent (18001) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305563)

maybe the astronauts will cut off the beginning and just call it the Bert module

The next module has to be "Ernie".

Re:oh no (1)

rackserverdeals (1503561) | more than 5 years ago | (#27305999)

Oh well, maybe the astronauts will cut off the beginning and just call it the Bert module.

Yet another reason to include bears on the threatdown.

Slight Exageration (3, Informative)

Yankumi (807658) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305501)

I hardly think that a 3.3% margin of defeat is worthy of the adjective "clobbering".

Re:Slight Exageration (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27305583)

Check your math. 230k votes to 190k votes is more than a 3.3% margin.

Re:Slight Exageration (1)

Yankumi (807658) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305639)

40,000 votes is 3.3% of the total 1,200,000 votes

Re:Slight Exageration (0, Flamebait)

Cassius Corodes (1084513) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305707)

I take it you skipped a few lessons in maths... and common sense.

Re:Slight Exageration (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27305861)

He's just using % to mean percentage points. I wouldn't do it, but I don't think it's unheard of. Your arrogance s unwarranted.

Re:Slight Exageration (2, Informative)

Yankumi (807658) | more than 5 years ago | (#27305959)

Heh, maybe I used the wrong terminology but after rounding the total vote count to 1.2 million. Colbert won 19.2% of the vote and Serenity garnered 15.9% of votes cast. That's just not a landslide.

Uncritical media breaks democracy (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27305505)

It's funny when a comedian manipulates the population via the media to get his name attached to a space station. It's dangerous when politicians do the same to kill hundreds of thousands of people in the name of democracy.

Re:Uncritical media breaks democracy (4, Insightful)

4D6963 (933028) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305569)

Yep, I guess the difference lies in "to kill hundreds of thousands of people".

Not all bad (3, Insightful)

SoapBox17 (1020345) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305511)

Really naming it the "Colbert" room isn't as lame as if everyone voted for "i can haz space station" or something. Plus he may have actually raised public awareness of space programs a little bit. He certainly drove traffic to NASA's website. And if 200,000 people actually voted for him, you can imagine how many people voted for a "real" option or read some of the NASA content.

Re:Not all bad (1)

Yankumi (807658) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305575)

Don't forget that it wasn't 200,000 people voting for him, it's that people voted 200,000 times. Each person could vote once/perday/per IP. So one person could have easily voted dozens to hundreds of times depending on how fanatical they were.

Re:Not all bad (1)

BikeHelmet (1437881) | more than 5 years ago | (#27306029)

But not everyone is that fanatical. Even if one guy votes 50 times, most people won't, which probably puts the average somewhere around 1-4 votes per person.

This is funny, though. :D Congrats - he's now immortalized in history.

Re:Not all bad (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27305903)

"i can haz space station" ? Damn, NOW you tell us? That was a great name!

Re:Not all bad (1)

TheSync (5291) | more than 5 years ago | (#27305919)

"Colbert" could also refer to:

Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619-1683), French minister of finance under King Louis XIV
Claudette Colbert (1903-1996), American actress
Robert Colbert (b. 1931), American television actor and star of "The Time Tunnel"
Edwin Harris Colbert (1905-2001), American vertebrate paleontologist
Holmes Colbert, developer of the Chickasaw Nation's constitution in the 1850s

Lest you laugh, six ships of the French Navy have borne the name Colbert in honour of Jean-Baptiste Colbert.

Personally, I think they should have sold the naming rights. "Microsoft ISS Node 3" has a great ring to it!

What will the full name be? (4, Funny)

bunratty (545641) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305539)

The Colbert Spaceport?

Pronounced, of course... (5, Funny)

ebbomega (410207) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305779)

Kohl-bear Spayss-pore

Re:Pronounced, of course... (1)

Ragzouken (943900) | more than 5 years ago | (#27305939)

Kohl-bert Spays-pert

Re:Pronounced, of course... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27305971)

Kohl [hopperstucco.com] -bert [delawareonline.com] Spays [grassmere-...spital.com] -pert [viewpoints.com] ?

I crap on Colbert (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27305543)

While I enjoy the humor of the story if he is serious about this he needs beat.

Not so fast... (3, Informative)

memorycardfull (1187485) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305555)

From the article: "NASA reserves the right to choose an appropriate name."

Re:Not so fast... (1)

Arancaytar (966377) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305609)

And I hope they will.

I was sort of hoping the Myyearbook guys would carry the vote, because then the case would have been even clearer: There is no way they'd have used such a ridiculous name. With Colbert, I'm less sure but I can still hope.

I concur with the summary: They should have never allowed write-ins.

Re:Not so fast... (1)

memorycardfull (1187485) | more than 5 years ago | (#27306025)

"Colbert" doesn't seem much more ridiculous than "Serenity" to me. They named the first space shuttle after the U.S.S. Enterpise NCC-1701! My guess is the only reason why "Serenity" was even in the race was Joss Whedon fans. I agree with you about the write-ins. My vote was for "Junk Dodger", FWIW. It was the only name officially offered by NASA that really appealed to me.

Honorable Way Out for NASA (5, Insightful)

Sponge Bath (413667) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305565)

Name it something else, but hang a signed picture of Colbert in the module. The fans are satisfied, a reasonable name can be applied, and Colbert gets a talking point for a show.

But please, for the love of God, no dancing! Colbert dancing with that freaky grin always creeps me out.

Re:Honorable Way Out for NASA (5, Insightful)

demi (17616) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305651)

Why would they need a way out? NASA had the chance to honor a scientist or engineer, but decided not to--Serenity doesn't honor anything but entertainment, and neither does Colbert, or Tek Jansen for that matter.

Re:Honorable Way Out for NASA (1)

PotatoSan (1350933) | more than 5 years ago | (#27305885)

...you're joking about Serenity, right?

Re:Honorable Way Out for NASA (1)

rackserverdeals (1503561) | more than 5 years ago | (#27306063)

I'm surprised they didn't go with Tek Jansen in the first place.

Re:Honorable Way Out for NASA (1)

maxume (22995) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305665)

Colbert is a reasonable name. At least as reasonable as Apollo.

They should just call every module "seven" anyway.

Re:Honorable Way Out for NASA (1)

ColdWetDog (752185) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305879)

They should just call every module "seven" anyway.

Not such a bad idea. Get Microsoft to put up some big bucks for it.

Just as long as it doesn't crash....

Better than naming it after James Watt (2, Funny)

tomhudson (43916) | more than 5 years ago | (#27305981)

NASA mission w. asian-american"

Where's Hiu?
Watt!
What?
Yes.
No, I asked, where's Hiu?
Watt!
What?
Exactly!
Where?
Watt!
What?
Now you've got it!
Just tell me what's with Hiu
No, you've got it backwards.
Who?
That's what I said.
Where?
Watt!
What?
I'm glad we cleared that up.
Let me guess ... you trained with that crazy Depends-toting Lisa Maire Nowak [thesmokinggun.com] ?

Re:Honorable Way Out for NASA (0, Redundant)

cashman73 (855518) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305669)

Name it something else, but hang a signed picture of Colbert in the module.

Umm, that could be a little bit difficult,... you do know that there's no gravity up there, so the picture will just float off the wall,...

Re:Honorable Way Out for NASA (5, Funny)

gardyloo (512791) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305719)

They'll just affix it somehow with some massive brass balls.

Re:Honorable Way Out for NASA (2, Interesting)

Cassius Corodes (1084513) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305743)

I'm sure we solved a similar problem here on earth... if I could only think what it was... perhaps fixing it in place with one of hundreds of different products...

Re:Honorable Way Out for NASA (-1, Troll)

bonch (38532) | more than 5 years ago | (#27305887)

Why should they do anything for Colbert? He told his mindless college student fans to spam write-ins with his name just to screw it up.

Re:Honorable Way Out for NASA (1)

mqduck (232646) | more than 5 years ago | (#27305961)

You don't get it, he's a parody of a megalomaniac. *wink*

My write in (5, Funny)

arun84h (1454607) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305573)

I wrote in "Candlejack", and apparently i was the onl

Re:My write in (5, Funny)

zaxus (105404) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305871)

I wish I had mod points. Best post I've seen in a long time. Candlejack! That's just bril

Re:My write in (3, Funny)

42forty-two42 (532340) | more than 5 years ago | (#27305947)

What's with this "Candlejack" meme anyway? Every t

Re:My write in (3, Funny)

Ragzouken (943900) | more than 5 years ago | (#27305965)

It's kind of Candlejack to press the subm

Moot / 4chan (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27305589)

On a similar note, what will Time do if Moot wins the #1 most influential person of the year?

http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1883644_1886141,00.html [time.com]

Re:Moot / 4chan (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27305799)

Time.com will get v& for *ahem* researching while putting together a point form article re: moot.

Mysteriously tho, all the webpage links they bookmarked are 404 and no article is ever written.

D'oh! (0, Offtopic)

inertia@yahoo.com (156602) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305597)

Lousy French.

Too bad slashdot... (1)

gillbates (106458) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305601)

Didn't enter the contest.

Who cares? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27305623)

This just proves that people will do whatever someone on the tv tells them to do. Does it surprise anyone that the winning name wasn't the name of a great scientist?

don't trust to hope (1)

Eil (82413) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305655)

Before you get too excited, note that "Colbert" won the online poll.

Which is a completely different thing than actually getting the space station module named after him.

Re:don't trust to hope (3, Insightful)

owlnation (858981) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305787)

Which is a completely different thing than actually getting the space station module named after him.

Why shouldn't it be named after him? After all, it makes sense. Bear in mind that there's a lot of people watch the Colbert Report who are not necessarily Space Nerds. But they are people who have political interests, and are active voters. Do you not think it would actually be a really really good thing to have them interested in what NASA is doing? And thus help fund other things?

Colbert is great about generating publicity, the Colbert Bump is real -- so why not bump NASA? Who really cares what the craft is called if it will help NASA?

News from 2015 (0, Troll)

TinBromide (921574) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305667)

"Stephen Colbert gets drunk and runs over a widow and her three childeren. He then goes on and exposes himself to a church choir. Colbert is undergoing drug testing. [...] Nasa plans for a decommissioning of the Colbert module by burning up in the atmosphere."

Yeah, right, like they'll name a module after someone who has given and done absolutely nothing for/to the space program.

Re:News from 2015 (1)

ColdWetDog (752185) | more than 5 years ago | (#27305927)

"Stephen Colbert gets drunk and runs over a widow and her three childeren. He then goes on and exposes himself to a church choir. Colbert is undergoing drug testing. [...] Nasa plans for a decommissioning of the Colbert module by burning up in the atmosphere."

That's why you name these things after Statesmen.

Statesmen are dead politicians.

Lord knows, we need more Statesmen. (Apologies to Berkeley Breathed)

Allow me to be the first to say... (1)

altek (119814) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305721)

... Hahahahahahhahahahahahahhahahaha!!!!!

Re:Allow me to be the first to say... (1)

bonch (38532) | more than 5 years ago | (#27305913)

Your intelligence overwhelms me.

Better than naming it for an incontinence pad! (1)

dpbsmith (263124) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305761)

Actually, NASA lucked out.

What with the problems with the urine recycling system, naming the new lab after an incontinence pad could, if it ever leaked to the press, dampen public enthusiasm and, uh, tick people off.

Would have been "Ron Paul" (3, Funny)

TheSync (5291) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305835)

It would have been "Ron Paul" if it wasn't a socialist space project!

Should have been called... (1)

michaeldot (751590) | more than 4 years ago | (#27305869)

"That's no moon"

Serenity eon (1)

Beer is good (1415089) | more than 5 years ago | (#27305915)

Colbert won the write-in vote. Serenity [nasa.gov] won the vote

clobbered? (1)

v1 (525388) | more than 5 years ago | (#27305949)

And they complied, with 230,539 votes. That clobbered Serenity, one of the NASA choices, by more than 40,000 votes.

By 17% does not a clobbering make. More of an "edged out" don'cha think?

Mistake? (5, Insightful)

JustinOpinion (1246824) | more than 5 years ago | (#27305969)

NASA's mistake was allowing write-ins.

Mistake? How so? It's pretty obvious that the purpose of the naming-competition was to get people involved and excited. To raise NASA's profile and garner some free advertising. By allowing write-ins, they opened the door for Colbert to advertise for them. And apparently he drove some 230,000 people to go check out the NASA site, maybe read some other NASA material, talk about NASA with their friends, and so on.

I daresay NASA was quite successful in their effort to gain some publicity. Allowing write-ins was evidently not a mistake.

End of the World?!!! (1)

mcfatboy93 (1363705) | more than 5 years ago | (#27306007)

Ok this is just a bad idea because Aliens will see our space station and see a big sticker of Colbert on the side and then they come to blow us up. Way to go NASA

vaguely familiar (1)

martas (1439879) | more than 5 years ago | (#27306037)

the Colbert nation reminds me of a botnet. one of these days he's going to ask his viewers to overwhelm the NSA's servers.
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  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>