4 definitions by Civan

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First theorized by Japanese roboticist Masahiro Mori in 1970, the Uncanny Valley basically states that the closer a robot or other nonhuman entity gets to resembling a human, the more humans will like and empathize with it.

However, there is a point in development where humans instead become strongly repulsed by the barely-human robot/entity. Fortunately, this effect fades as the robot/entity becomes less distinguishable from a human.

Although hotly debated, the theory is present in many sci-fi movies and the like, and has been used to explain people's reactions to some computer generated characters.
I can't get into "Rumble Roses" because the girls just don't look quite right to me. I guess it's the Uncanny Valley at work.
by Civan August 05, 2006
The ultimate in flavor, the combination of Nerds Candy and soft vanilla ice cream. Sadly, Dairy Queen seems to have stopped carrying Nerds blizzards.

However, they're fairly easy to create at home, and you can summon a pale ghost of the flavor by mixing Nerds and milk in your mouth.
I lie awake at night, dreaming of Nerds Blizzards. I curse the day Dairy Queen stopped selling them. Curse it!!
by Civan August 03, 2006
A news channel that doesn't pander to the left-wing party line and actually supports our President and troops.

Since it actually presents a dissenting opinion to 90% of the media, and worse, is succesful and profitable, liberals have nothing but frothing, unreasoning hatred for it.
Person 1: So why is Fox News so bad?

Person 2: It was founded by billionaires who seek to mislead and control the American people!!

Person 1: Isn't Ted Turner a LEFT-wing billionaire? Doesn't he have a reputation for openly insulting conservatives?

Person 2: How DARE you disagree with me!?!? My opinions are always right!! You're a Nazi!

Person 1: Weren't the Nazis the ones who sought total domination by crushing dissent in the media and dehumanizing their opponents?

Person 2: I don't listen to Nazis, you Nazi!
by Civan March 22, 2007
Yet another phrase used to whip people into a Bush-hating frenzy, the PATRIOT Act actually makes punishments against people who perform unauthorized wiretaps or use unauthorized listening devices harsher, thus PROTECTING people's privacy.

...but just try telling someone that.
Person 1: So what exactly is the PATRIOT Act?
Person 2: THEY'RE STEALING YOUR RIGHTS! YOUR RIGHTS!
Person 1: Seriously? What rights did they steal? Do you even know what the PATRIOT Act does or are you just repeating stuff you heard from some crank online?
Person 2: ...
Person 1: Hello?
Person 2: CHICKENHAWK! YOU'RE SUPPORTING A MASS-MURDERER!
Person 1: What!?
by Civan August 04, 2006

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