Friday, April 17, 2009

It's Florida déjà vu

Stephen Colbert, of the Colbert Report, easily won the right to have the forthcoming addition to the Space Station named after himself. It wasn't even close: 230,539 write-in votes for Colbert vs. 40,000 for NASA's top suggestion Serenity.

Ignoring both the top vote-getter and its own recommendation, NASA chose Tranquility.

In 2006, Colbert won the public vote to name a bridge in Budapest, Hungary. They got him on a technicality, however, since the rules required the bridge designee to be deceased.

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