Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Colbert vs. Stewart: NASA tries its hand at "fake news"

Those kidders at NASA are trying to prove that they're it-getters by issuing a special "(Fake News) Press Release," which claims that "Jon Stewart is apparently miffed about ISS exercise hardware being named after fellow Comedy Central commentator Steven Colbert." According to NASA, Stewart was so irate about Colbert's namesake space treadmill that he "complained to the space agency that he deserved the same treatment. In response, NASA offered to name the ISS Urine Processor after Stewart, Space Toilet Environmental Waste Accumulator/Recycling Thingy. Upon hearing this, Stewart declined the offer."