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(BBSpot)   UN to set standards on use of the term "elite"   (bbspot.com ) divider line
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48 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Mar 2003 at 1:18 PM (13 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2003-03-27 09:48:57 AM  
3733+
 
2003-03-27 01:21:50 PM  
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2003-03-27 01:22:12 PM  
The UN is as useless as tits on a bull. Fark them.
 
2003-03-27 01:22:49 PM  
I prefer my 'e' full calorie.
 
2003-03-27 01:23:12 PM  
elite porn star ron jeremy.... i think its a good use of the term
 
2003-03-27 01:23:44 PM  
eh I_Can't_Believe_It's_Not_Smegma - did you not see the 'Satire' tag?
 
2003-03-27 01:24:14 PM  
im totally 1337.

www.namelessrecords.com
 
2003-03-27 01:24:37 PM  
|_33+
 
2003-03-27 01:24:42 PM  
this just in... BBS SPOT IS NOT FUNNY
 
2003-03-27 01:24:43 PM  
Allegedly elite.
 
2003-03-27 01:24:58 PM  
I_Can't_Believe_It's_Not_Smegma:

A+ for posting speed
F for relevance
 
2003-03-27 01:26:08 PM  
|\|00000000000000!!!111
 
2003-03-27 01:26:18 PM  
Cormee
That would have tempted me to actually read the article, which I never do unless it reaches 100 posts.
 
2003-03-27 01:31:35 PM  
why not?

It's not like the UN is out stopping any illegal wars or genocides?

They never showed up in Rawanda.
They never showed up in the Congo.
They showed up three years late for Bosnia.
They aren't doing shiat to stop the illegal war on Iraq.
Troops showed up in Somalia, disrupted the local warlords for a bit and then left leaving the local warlords still in power.
They put the warlords back in power in Afghanistan.

God forbid the Germans send a boy scout troop to retake the Danzig corridor.

Christ, they might as well call themselves "The Hague".
 
2003-03-27 01:34:34 PM  
This story totally r0x0rs. It's not teh ghey.
 
2003-03-27 01:35:28 PM  
Is the satire supposed to be about the usage of "leet", or about the UN acting as the government of the world?
I suppose it's about "leet" usage, but I'd like to think of it as the latter.
 
2003-03-27 01:39:15 PM  
[image from img.fark.com too old to be available] UN indicts 50,000 Counter-Strike players; The Smoking Gun is there
 
2003-03-27 01:39:32 PM  
Not funny.
 
2003-03-27 01:49:59 PM  
Dude, you not elite till you've hacked a Gibson
/hackers
 
2003-03-27 01:56:12 PM  
nice to see BBspot is back to being unfunny.
 
2003-03-27 02:08:22 PM  
I don't know - I thought this tag line was pretty funny.

In related news, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist asked the U.N. to set a standard for the term 'Republican' as well.
 
2003-03-27 02:09:37 PM  
For shame BBSpot.

That story idea had so much potential, but you had to go and ruin it. Take some lessons from TheOnion.

ps- it typically takes more than 3 paragraphs to articulate witty satire.

for shame.
 
2003-03-27 02:11:51 PM  
Ya, the elite republican guard....who stage ambushes from the back of pickup trucks. quite l33t
 
2003-03-27 02:12:06 PM  
What about the "ruling elite?"

(GIS search for "ruling elite")
[image from images.google.com too old to be available]
 
2003-03-27 02:14:14 PM  
BBspot is elite. Approved by the U.N.
 
2003-03-27 02:14:36 PM  
That's a little like military titles.
Group Commander of Foreign Affairs = an Lt that does shet
 
2003-03-27 02:15:38 PM  
ps- it typically takes more than 3 paragraphs to articulate witty satire.

shhhhhh Lotax and the SA goons might see that and be encouraged to write even longer articles.
 
2003-03-27 02:20:16 PM  
1r4q l33t d00ds. 1sr43l is the sux0r. \/\/34p0ns 0f /\/\4ss d3s7ru<t1on 0wn3d. 1r4q is c4mpin6!
 
2003-03-27 02:20:54 PM  
I agree with Kabar: the story had a good premise, and they dropped the ball. Making a solid paragraph would be preferable to dragging out pain.
Ben Stiller had a show in the early 1990's, where he'd take what was often a good idea and stretch it out three times longer than it should have gone. This is still better than a lot of SNL skits, which takes what would be a funny 30-second spot and milk it into recurring seven-minute skits for a year and eventually into a 90-minute movie.
But I digress.
 
2003-03-27 02:31:13 PM  
I heard its spelled:

"I type gay shiat because i have no girlfriend! LOL!"
 
2003-03-27 02:31:56 PM  
Bill Hicks did this much better during the Gulf War.
http://www.cvrevive.com/sacredcow/mp3s/the_war.mp3
I'm sure there are more out there.
 
2003-03-27 02:33:14 PM  
I found it to be pretty damned amusing... But, that might just be because overuse of the word "elite" is a personal pet peeve...

It's just become a ridiculously trite cliche, tossed out by reporters whenever they're describing just about any fighting force. I think I've heard it applied to just about every MOS in the freakin' services lately. Here's the actual definition.

elite - The best or most skilled members of a group.

In my opinion... this means the best of the best, and nothing else... the absolute top of the pyramid.

Airborne... not elite. Rangers... not elite. Delta Force... elite.

Pilots... not elite. Jet pilots... not elite. Fighter pilots and/or test pilots... elite.

Now, mind you... my dad was in the 101st Airborne in Vietnam ('68-'69,) I've got a cousin who's a Ranger, and a buddy of mine flies some pretty sophisticated intelligence aircraft for the Air Force. They are all well-trained, and highly skilled... but they're not (in my opinion) elite.
 
2003-03-27 02:34:04 PM  
I am a l33t theoretical chemistry grad student. Or I would be if my code didn't keep crashing every hour.
 
2003-03-27 02:45:20 PM  
there's good comedy on shortwave 7.415 and at wbcq.net Saturday nights 11pm ET to midnight, a show called "You are what you think."
Funnier than SNL too.
 
2003-03-27 02:52:57 PM  
Nuttercut, you're right...

"They went from the Elite Republican Guard, to the Republican Guard, to the Republicans made this shiat up about there being guards out there."
 
2003-03-27 04:23:48 PM  
"They went from the Elite Republican Guard, to the Republican Guard, to the Republicans made this shiat up about there being guards out there."

There's no way those guys would be Elite. They'd be lucky to make it past Mostly Harmless
 
2003-03-27 04:38:46 PM  
I was just thinking about this! How elite can they be if they are totally getting their asses kicked?
 
2003-03-27 04:46:39 PM  
"I think it's sad that we've degenerated into some sort of elite relativism where you only have to be better than the next guy to be considered elite even if that next guy sucks. Any person that goes through two weeks of training shouldn't be called elite."

LMAO-Colin Powell said sumthing sucks
 
2003-03-27 04:50:33 PM  
03-27-03 02:11:51 PM
Dewar

Ya, the elite republican guard....who stage ambushes from the back of pickup trucks. quite l33t

As opposed to the brave elite air force who drop bombs from 30.000 ft? Thats so much more l33t than shooting your rifle from the back of a pickup truck!

Ever think what you would do if you'd be up against people with ten times more techy weapons and big guns and airstrikes at request?

Oh the american forces are sooo brave..and l33t
 
2003-03-27 04:57:32 PM  
Darth_shatner: "There's no way those guys would be Elite. They'd be lucky to make it past Mostly Harmless"

Ah, and they'd never be allowed to get their hands on the Cobra Mk III...
 
2003-03-27 04:59:55 PM  
03-27-03 04:50:33 PM Kristjan

As opposed to the brave elite air force who drop bombs from 30.000 ft?

Oh the american forces are sooo brave..and l33t



Dropping bombs from 30 feet is pretty brave!
 
2003-03-27 05:10:14 PM  
I can't even get myself to drop my girlfriend
 
2003-03-27 06:28:44 PM  
And these blast points - too accurate for Sandpeople. Only
Elite Republican Guard are so precise.
 
2003-03-27 06:29:14 PM  
Do I count as an elite masturbator since I just recently stained my 100 pair of underwear?
 
2003-03-27 08:35:37 PM  
Speaking of teh 1337, I submitted a story about people ha><0ring Al-Jazeera several times, to no avail.
 
2003-03-27 10:45:03 PM  
This is actually kinda funny. I don't know why so many of you guys didn't get it. In every single CNN/ABC/various media outlet news report about the republican guard, they always call them "the most elite fighting force in the Iraqi military"... of course, the lowest-ranked latrine scrubber in the US military is probably still better trained and equipped than the republican guard members...
 
2003-03-28 10:14:22 AM  
Wow. I can't believe the UN is actually doing this with everything going on right now. You'd think they'd have better things to concentrate on.
 
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