A swamper, in occupational slang is an assistant who helps with day to day tasks but is not the main operator of the equipment. Usually used in the trucking industry, also used by river guides and by kitchen cooks.
We need to hire a swamper to help on the next trip.
Comes from the Appalachian Trail, which is blazed white, and side trails blazed blue, so highways are jokingly said to be "blazed" with yellow lines down the middle. Accusing a hiker of yellow blazing their way around a difficult section of the trail is considered insulting.
How'd you get ahead of me? Yellow blazing again?
Originally, adult sports involving a high level of danger and adrenaline that would not appeal to most people but attract a daring few: things like skydiving, bungee jumping, rock climbing, ice climbing, technical mountaineering, hang gliding. It generally did not include sports which were "extreme" in their early years but since became mainstream (e.g., downhill skiing or scuba diving), nor did it include children's and teenager's activities like BMX or skateboarding. Extreme sports originally meant adult and non-mainstream. Later (from the late 1990s on) the meaning changed to become synonymous with non-dangerous kiddie sports and the definition has more to do with age (and with marketing energy drinks, Mountain Dew, baggy pants, and punk and thrash music), much to the chagrin of older folks involved in dangerous sports who now would rather the term would go away.
Skateboarding? That's not extreme. If you want a real extreme sport try hot air ballooning.
A media buzzword to refer to speculative bubbles in energy markets, usually oil. Caused by artificial distortions in the market introduced by OPEC manipulating the market, and excessive restrictions on drilling. Not a real crisis.
Remember the gas lines in the last energy crisis?
Somebody who adheres to L. Ron Hubbard's Scientology writings but doesn't go through the Church of Scientology when doing so. They either practice scientology on their own or in other groups.
The Church of Scientology considers (fill in group here) to be a squirrel organization.
September 27, 2009
An end-of-the-world doomsday cult. People who deny that we still have a good 150-200 years of oil left as well as dozens of other energy sources that will easily and painlessly replace oil when the time comes. Peak oil is the belief that oil supplies have already, or will shortly, pass the 50% depletion mark, at which time civilization will collapse and billions will starve because there is nothing to replace oil.
Oh gawd, not another peak oil nut. Didn't you learn your lesson when nothing happened at Y2K?