As heart disease reaches epidemic proportions worldwide, researchers are moving away from the old “clogged-pipes” model to search for triggers lurking in our genes.
Photos and reports from eight places around the world illustrate the global warming problem.
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The Office’s Jenna Fischer gives the men the list of things they should know but probably don’t.
Must. Blog. This. Hee! Man, there’s an internet-blog-o-sphere-tube series thingy for EVERYTHING.
God I love fan fiction. The stuff that’s bad is so bad it’s hysterical, and the stuff that’s good – mmmmmmm.
See, this is what happens when my girlfriend goes out of town for a conference.
I knew it must exist, but I had not yet seen it. Ah, heaven.
An odd meme that everyone’s passing around.
Then and now photos of San Jose.
Coffee (n.), the person upon whom one coughs. Flatulence (n.) emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run over by a steamroller.
Undead viruses! Killer foxes! Soldiers who never sleep! This is no horror movie—it’s today’s scientists at their most daring.
A pogo stick that will let you jump 7 feet into the air – over cars.
Artery – The study of paintings.
Bacteria – Back door to cafeteria.
Barium – What doctors do when patients die.
Benign – What you be after you be eight.
Cesarean Section – A neighborhood in Rome.
CATscan – Searching for kitty.
Cauterize – Made eye contact with her.
Colic – A sheep dog.
Coma – A punctuation mark.
D & C – Where Washington is.
Dilate – To live long.
Enema – Not a friend.
Fester – Quicker than someone else.
Fibula – A small lie.
Genital – Non-Jewish person.
G.I. Series – World Series of military baseball.
Hangnail – What you hang your coat on.
Impotent – Distinguished, well known.
Labor Pain – Getting hurt at work.
Medical Staff – A Doctor’s cane.
Morbid – A higher offer than I bid.
Nitrates – Cheaper than day rates.
Node – I knew it.
Outpatient – A person who has fainted.
Pap Smear – A fatherhood test.
Pelvis – .Second cousin to Elvis.
Post Operative – A letter carrier.
Recovery Room – Place to do upholstery.
Rectum – Damn near killed him.
Secretion – Hiding something.
Seizure – Roman emperor.
Tablet – A small table.
Terminal Illness – Getting sick at the airport.
Tumor – More than one.
Urine – Opposite of you’re out.
Varicose – Near by/close by.
Neologisms are alternate meanings for common words – a few of those, plus some new words from old ones.
Accordionated (ah kor’ de on ay tid) adj.
Being able to drive and fold a road map at the same time.
Ala’ Python: Something outlandishly funny
example: Justin began singing the song normally but then he started making fun of it ala’ python.
A large-sized, constrictive prophylactic.
Aquadextrous (ak wa deks’ trus) adj.
Possessing the ability to turn the bathtub faucet on and off with your toes.
Aqualibrium (ak wa lib’ re um) n.
The point at which the stream of drinking water is at its perfect height, thus relieving the drinker from: (a) having to suck the nozzle, or (b) squirting himself in the eye.
Arachnoleptic fit, n:
The frantic dance performed just after you’ve accidentally walked through a spider web.
Barbie-Dream: To describe perfection from the perspective of a barbie doll
example: Friend: "Are you still dating Mike?" You: "Don’t ask. I really thought he was my Barbie-Dream Boyfriend. But then I found out he was married."
Putting up emotional shields. Refers to the retracting armor that covers the Batmobile as in "she started talking marriage and he started batmobiling."
Satan in the form of a mosquito that gets into your bedroom at 3 in the morning and cannot be cast out.
Hard core exercise and weightlifting fanatics who look down on anyone who doesn’t work out obsessively.
The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.
Burgacide (burg’ uh side) n.
When a hamburger can’t take any more torture and hurls itself through the grill into the coals.
Buzzacks (buz’ acks) n.
People in phone marts who walk around picking up display phones and listening for dial tones even when they know the phones are not connected.
Carperpetuation (kar’ pur pet u a shun) n.
The act, when vacuuming, of running over a string or a piece of lint at least a dozen times,reaching over and picking it up, examining it, then putting it backdown to give the vacuum one more chance.
The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.
The color you turn after finding half a grub in the fruit you’re eating.
Coldest: A person (or song) that is absolutely the coolest in the world
example: Dude that song was the coldest!
Coolerator: Device that uses compressed refrigerant gasses and general properties of thermodynamics to keep perishables at a lower temperature. Also known as a refrigerator.
example: Stick that chocolate cake in the coolerator.
Create A Low-Pressure Area: To be low in quality
example: "Was the concert any good?" "Nah, that band really creates a low-pressure area."
Crunchy: The feeling you get when you do or say something really stupid
example: When I tripped on my shoelace in the mall, I felt really crunchy.
Dap: white people
example: Yo dap, wassup?
D&M: A deep and meaningful conversation
example: "Go away! I’m having a D&M with Heidi."
The gruelling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.
Digest: Put up with a person you don’t like
example: I’m trying very hard to digest Melanie, but she drives me up the wall.
Dimp (dimp) n.
A person who insults you in a cheap department store by asking, "Do you work here?"
Disconfect (dis kon fekt’) v.
To sterilize the piece of candy you dropped on the floor by blowing on it, assuming this will somehow "remove" all the germs.
meaning you were invited, but now you are not. Not to be confused with uninvited (never invited at all).
Dopelar effect, n:
The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when you come at them rapidly.
Feelings of emptiness and dissatisfaction triggered by addictive substances that lack nutritional content. "I just spent six hours surfing the Web, and now I’ve got a bad case of Dorito Syndrome."
Ecnalubma (ek na lub’ ma) n.
A rescue vehicle which can only be seen in the rear-view mirror.
Eiffelites (eye’ ful eyetz) n.
Gangly people sitting in front of you at the movies who, no matter which direction you lean in, follow suit.
Elbonics (el bon’ iks) n.
The actions of two people maneuvering for one armrest in a movie theater.
Elecelleration (el a sel er ay’ shun) n.
The mistaken notion that the more you press an elevator button the faster it will arrive.
The peak year of something’s popularity. "Barney the Dinosaur’s Elvis year was 1993."
An eating place where you feel you’ve been abducted and experimented on. Also known as ETry.
How wildlife ends up when its environment is destroyed. Hence faunacatering, noun, which has made a meal of many species.
Floopy: Dizzy, funny, not quite right
example: The pain killers made me feel quite floopy.
Flump: The act of sitting down in a casual manner
example: Why don’t you guys flump down on the couch.
Any misrepresentation or outright lie about yourself that leads to sex.
Frust (frust) n.
The small line of debris that refuses to be swept onto the dust pan and keeps backing a person across the room until s/he finally decides to give up and sweep it under the rug.
fast food joints, strip malls, sub-divisions as in "we were so lost in generica that I couldn’t remember what city it was"
Go Salad: To become confused
example: We were rapping about regular stuff and then the guy went all salad on me.
Going Global: To gain a lot of weight
example: After I ate 300 bean burritos in two days, my friends said I had gone global.
Totally stressed out and losing it like postal employees who went on shooting rampages.
Good Day: A greeting or term of surprise
example: To a friend: "Good day!"
Good Gravy!: A simple exclamation
example: Good Gravy! What did you do that for?
The cold, isolated place where arts companies without funding dwell.
The bloody state of the world.
A request for more details.
example: Person 1: "Did you see Johnny?"
Person 2: "Johnny? Johnny how much?"
Person 1: "Johnny Johnson!"
Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.
Annoying but you can’t stop watching; e.g. the O.J. trial.
Isk Isk: An expression meaning GO AWAY. A way of ignoring someone.
example: Jess: "Hey Christine…"
Christine: "Isk isk" while waving him off with her hands.
A painful inability to move relatives who come to visit.
Join WA (whiner’s anonymous): Go somewhere else to whine.
example: Friend: "My life is miserable." You: "Why don’t you join WA or something."
Lactomangulation (lak to man gyu lay’ shun) n.
Manhandling the "open here" spout on a milk container so badly that one has to resort to the "illegal" side.
Lie: 1. Exclamation of a positive nature. 2. Exclamation of a negative nature.
example: 1. That is lie! (positive). 2. That’s soooo lie! (negative).
Like a doctor: Pulling something off with ease or with a great deal of panache.
example: He plays guitar like a doctor.
An idea that keeps floating into your head and prevents you from drifting off to sleep.
Neologisms are alternate meanings for common words – a few of those, plus some new words from old ones.
Marinating In: a belief system that your stewing in
example: "After mom said I was too old to meet someone, I was marinating in that idea.
Minty: Used in place of "cool"
example: Friend:"Man, did you go to that party last night?" You:"Yeah, it was so minty!"
Mole: A really big number. It’s a chemistry term equal to 6.02×10 23 — in other words, a really big number.
example: Were you at last night’s concert? There were mole people there.
example: "That guy was totally monochrome. I couldn’t get rid of him quickly enough"
Neonphancy (ne on’ fan see) n.
A fluorescent light bulb struggling to come to life.
Ooh, Gravity!: What you say when someone falls down
example: A friend falls down the steps at school, and you say, "Ooh, gravity!"
That minuscule fraction of time in which you realize you’ve just made a big mistake.
Peel: To go beyond the first page of a web site
example: That web site looks whack at first, but you have to peel it to get to the phat parts.
Peppier (pehp ee ay’) n.
The waiter at a fancy restaurant whose sole purpose seems to be walking around asking diners if they want ground pepper.
Petrophobic (pet ro fob’ ik) adj.
One who is embarrassed to undress in front of a household pet.
Phonesia (fo nee’ zhuh) n.
The affliction of dialing a phone number and forgetting whom you were calling just as they answer.
Pull Your Coat: To make an inquiry
example: Hey, Mr. Man, let me pull your coat about this assignment.
Pupkus (pup’ kus) n.
The moist residue left on a window after a dog presses its nose to it.
Ripe-For-The-Pickin’: A cute person who is currently single
example: Alright! Brinn dumped adorable Damion, so he’s totally ripe-for-the-pickin’!
Roach: To live off of friends resources
example: Friend: "Hey I’ve only got a dollar." You: "You gotta stop roaching off me."
What yuppies turn into when they have children and one of them stops working to stay home with the kids. Stands for Single Income, Two/Three Children, Oppressive Mortgage.
Softing Loose: Taking things easy and not doing anything
example: "Hey, Kate, what did you do yesterday?" "Nothing. I was just softing loose."
Speaking Of Toasters: Phrase used to amplify the randomness of a thought brought up in conversation.
example: You: "I can’t understand physics." Friend: "I can belch and make it sound like a frog."
You: "…speaking of toasters…"
A short-lived first marriage that ends in divorce with no kids, no property and no regrets.
An ATM or credit card that has been rendered useless because the magnetic strip is worn away from extensive use.
Telecrastination (tel e kras tin ay’ shun) n.
The act of always letting the phone ring at least twice before you pick it up, even when you’re six inches away.
Tragic: An unfortunate event occurring to somebody near you.
example: Driving past someone who got pulled over, you say "Dude! tragic on him."
Trumpet: One who has an extremely large ego. (from Marching band)
example: "He won’t listen to anything we say." "Well, what do you expect? He’s a trumpet."
A sexual relationship as in "this is Dale, my…um…friend."
Upalator and Downalator
(instead of escalator)
Virus Of The Mind: a false belief system that screws you up.
example: "the number of personal bankruptcies are going up every year because people have a virus of the mind that credit is a good thing."
Yuppie Food Coupons:
Twenty dollar bills from an ATM.
condition that enables a woman who has gone through labor to have sex again.
one who asks if the kids would care to order dessert.