Discriminatory barrier keeping a certain class of people out of an upper echelon of American government. Distinguished from a glass ceiling because not only is this class prevented from rising to the next level, they cannot even see what is going on up there.
Coined by incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
"When my colleagues elect me as speaker on January 4, we will not just break through a glass ceiling, we will break through a marble ceiling." - Nancy Pelosi, Jan. 3, 2007.
Injuring oneself by using a sharp object to try to open hard-to-open plastic packaging like the kind they sell cheap consumer electronics or household items in. Growing phenomenon described in the Pittsburgh Gazette and popularized by Stephen Colbert.
Ironically, he got so caught up in wrap rage that he almost sliced off his finger using a screwdriver to open the package containing an X-acto knife.