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Posted: 6/24/2002 8:35:29 AM EDT
Washington, D.C. - June 24th, 2002 - Rear admiral James "Flotsam" Bilgewater announced today at a Pentagon briefing that the Navy plans to rename its FA-18 Hornet attack aircraft the FA-18 WASP. Bilgewater said this was to be interpreted as an acronym for "White Anglo-Saxon Plane" and is intended to send a message to "pinko, commie Muslim terrorist pricks [sic]" that "your days are limited, bubba." In keeping with the WASP theme all active FA-18s are to be retrofitted at the rear of the aircraft with rearward firing "stinger" missiles. The planes are also to be fitted with air powered buzzers, so that during an attack run the plane will sound somewhat like a wasp. "The Germans had great success with this idea on their Stuka dive bombers during World War II, and, by God, what's good fer the goddamn Nazis is good enough fer us," said Bilgewater. Bilgewater said the Navy expects to complete the conversion of all active aircraft by the end of 2003.
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 8:52:50 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/24/2002 8:57:13 AM EDT
do you have a link or is this BS?
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 9:02:11 AM EDT
308wood - Rear admiral James "Flotsam" Bilgewater sounds like a real name to me.
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 9:03:33 AM EDT
[b]Rear admiral James "Flotsam" Bilgewater [/b] Admiral Bilgewater????? Sounds like BS
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 9:03:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 308wood: do you have a link or is this BS?
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DOH!
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 9:05:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 9:28:11 AM EDT
The dreaded Rear Admiral.
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 9:28:40 AM EDT
Let me guess. Your "source" is the Onion? Scott
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 9:32:27 AM EDT
Another "Hornet": [img]http://www.shipschematics.net/startrek/images/federation/fighter_hornet2.jpg[/img] And a "Wasp": [img]http://www.shipschematics.net/startrek/images/federation/lightfighter_wasp.jpg[/img] And don't forget the "YellowJacket": [img]http://www.shipschematics.net/startrek/images/federation/heavyfighter_yellowjacket.jpg[/img] Scott [beer]
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 10:42:09 AM EDT
Well, guys, I'm sittin' around here with too much time on my hands, my medication wears off, and I start making things up. [:D] Actually, I'm out of work and I'm hoping someone at The Onion will see this and give me a call. [;)]
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 12:12:34 PM EDT
OH MAN!!!! that's what i get for skimming the text. spank me [stick]
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 6:10:50 PM EDT
from the title, before I knew if it was a joke or real, I figured I'd make some sort of white anglo-saxon comment, like: "the liberals will love that, arabs getting bombed by WASPs. They'll be bitching about racism for sure"
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 7:50:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sharky30: from the title, before I knew if it was a joke or real, I figured I'd make some sort of white anglo-saxon comment, like: "the liberals will love that, arabs getting bombed by WASPs. They'll be bitching about racism for sure"
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My first thought, re: the title, was "USS Hornet to be renamed USS Wasp." But I guess that would be more like the USS Hornet's Nest > USS Wasp's Nest. [:D]
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 8:22:13 PM EDT
Hehe..[:D]
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