Just gotta take credit for knowing mah geeks:
NASA names treadmill for Stephen Colbert.
The U.S. space agency NASA on Tuesday christened a room at the International Space Station as Tranquility and not after comedian Stephen Colbert’s last name. Instead, COLBERT was used to name the station’s treadmill.
I know they will see this as a compromise. It’s not, really, and it’s not the other thing they’ll claim it is (a way to still seem hip while pandering to the mainstream who pay taxes/their salaries). It’s lame, but they don’t know that.
Naming the space station after Colbert would have been a great way to get young, energetic people to be interested in science. Plus, it would have shown NASA to have a better sense of humor than previously assumed.
In short, the idea was doomed from the get-go.
As some people may recall, I went on record predicting NASA would never name the station after Colbert, even though he won the write-in contest. They are a lot of things, but hip and ironic ain’t on that list.
So, yes, I’m just gloating. I called it. The end.