March 31, 2009

Serenity now!

NASA's "outreach to the public to drum up interest in the International Space Station" succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. So wtf is their problem?

NASA in Colbert conundrum over Space Station.

Stephen Colbert supporters cast 230,539 write-in votes to name the new living module at the $100-billion space outpost "Colbert." The top NASA-suggested name, "Serenity," finished a distant second, more than 40,000 votes behind. Now the agency's panties are in a bunch.

'Wehhhhh! You don't like our pathetic, sanitary-napkin-brand name! Tough poopies! We're gonna call it that anyway!'

Why does NASA hate America?

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