Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The C.O.L.B.E.R.T

The power that is Colbert Nation flooded the polling booth and NASA to WIN the writein campaign that was organzied to name the new space station Module. NASA found themselves in an awkward position, but opted to go with 'Tranquility', one of their original options. Not to ignore the large base of Colbert supporters, last night, and the Colbert Report, NASA announced a new the installation of a new treadmill:
What do you do when you're NASA and comedian Stephen Colbert wins your contest to name the new wing for the International Space Station? You name an orbital exercise machine after him.

The Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill, or COLBERT, is expected to keep astronauts in shape.
How did Stephen react:
"I think a treadmill is better than a node ... because the node is just a box for the treadmill," Colbert deadpanned. "Nobody says, 'Hey, my mom bought me a Nike box.' They want the shoes that are inside."
A fine compromise.


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