One month ago (Feb. 24, 2009), I wrote in this blog that NASA was holding a naming contest. It seems that the contest was hijacked by Stephen Colbert. He mobilized the Colbert Nation, and they generated over 40,000 more votes than the top NASA offering, Serenity. Now, NASA says it still has the final decision to name Node 3. What a bunch of party poopers!
But wait! It seems that NASA might have a sense of humor after all. They may name a toilet after Stephen. Well done, Nation! Oh, the irony!
– Brennan Harvey