Newswire: Weather Channel names a winter storm after Stephen Colbert

One of the many recurring gags on The Colbert Report was Stephen Colbert’s undying love for putting his name on things. It was an extension of his character’s extreme narcissism, and it resulted in memorable gags like minor-league hockey mascot Steagle Colbeagle The Eagle and NASA’s “Combined Operational Load-Bearing External Resistance Treadmill.” The Colbert character from the Comedy Central show may be dead now, but he’d be happy to know that the real Stephen Colbert is still getting things named after him.

This week, on Colbert’s Late Show, he made a joke about the Weather Channel naming the recent snowstorm Winter Storm Stella, because—as he noted—the network doesn’t actually have any authority to name storms. Evidently emboldened by this shout-out on network television, the Weather Channel decided to lean in to the joke and preemptively announced that the next winter storm of …

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