The hero of the philosophical epic, Atlas Shrugged
by Ayn Rand
. John Galt is the perfectly integrated human being who understands the role of man's mind in existence, and acts upon it. It is he who initiates the strike
against the secondhander
s and saves the world from unreason.
Related terms include the often-asked question Who is John Galt?
and going Galt
"Who is John Galt? This is John Galt speaking. I am the man who loves his life. I am the man who does not sacrifice his love or his values. I am the man who has deprived you of victims and thus has destroyed your world."
a kick-ass, small, national fraternity. Unlike the ridiculous douchebags who populate the usual frathouse
, Phi Mu Delta advocates true fraternity, democracy, and service to the community. Its members are brothers in the truest sense of the word.
"Where you pledging, bro?"
"Phi Mu Delta, because I believe in brotherhood and kindness."
when something is so self-referential (i.e., meta
), that it looses all meaning because it is too confusing to follow. A good example is the movie Inception
"Dude, so how about I am making a movie about how I am producing a film about how went to the theater to watch a movie about a group of people making a movie about the film industry?"
"I'm lost in a meta fog, bro. I think you need to simplify."
v., coll.; to get drunk on a Sunday night, or, more loosely, at any time when being intoxicated is completely uncalled for. Its origin is unknown.
Joe: "Dude, you nearly fell over that chair! Are you wasted?"
Dale: "Yeah mane, I decided to hilltop tonight bro." (vomits)
An extremely unorganized form of voting
, usually used by self-appointed leader
s when they don't have the desire to actually consider what the group wants but need to make it look like it was a majority decision.
Intramural captain: "Okay dudes, who can make it Monday to practice? Quick straw poll!" (two people out of thirty raise their hands)
Captain: "Monday it is!"
Guy #1: "90% didn't vote."
(Captain shoots Guy #1 in the face
prop. n. A renowned historic neighborhood in Pittsburgh
, Pennsylvania, located across the Monongahela
River from Downtown
. The location of many famous bars, restaurants, theaters, and tattoo parlors. Originally a working-class neighborhood, the South Side became up-and-coming
after the major steel mills closed in the 1980s.
The South Side, being a large area, is sometimes divided into the "South Side Flats" (near the river) and the "South Side Slopes". It is not to be confused with the "South Shore", which refers to all shoreline neighborhoods south of the Mon, or the South Hills.
Bob took his new girlfriend out to the South Side for some bar-hopping.
n. an urban neighborhood primarily inhabited by college students, and located near major universities. A combination of students' low incomes, lifestyles, and constant demand for housing provides landlords no incentive to maintain their properties and locals no incentive to stay. Although shabby, these areas usually have fairly row crime rates when compared with actual ghetto
Examples include: Oakland in Pittsburgh (Pitt and CMU), Hyde Park in Chicago (UChicago), and the entirety of State College, PA (Penn State)
Parent: "The area around the University looks awful!" Tour guide: "Don't worry, ma'am, it's just a student ghetto."