slang. 1. noun: (deragatory) an oaf, or simpleton. 2. noun: (friendly) a friend, brother or faithful companion. 3. verb: hose-off; a put-off; go away, leave me; I doubt what you are saying. History: The term originates from a syndicated television comedy about a fictional television station: 'Second City Television Station' or 'SCTV.' Comedy skits on the show were presented as actual programs. One such skit was a program entitled "the Great White North" - the hosts, comedians Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas (portraying Bob and Doug MacKenzie), embellished and exaggerated the stereotypical American image of how Canadians talk and act. The characters (Bob and Doug) drank beer, while bantering back and forth, inflecting their speech heavily with 'eh?' and the occasional 'hoser.'
Universe of Star Wars: A large orbital space station (the size of a small moon) capable of destroying a planet with it's Northen hemespherical superlaser. The first Death Star proved to be riddled with problems - it could not target capital ships and took many hours to recharge it's superlaser. Also, it had few if any laser turrets that were effective against snubfighters. The second Death Star overcame these problems but was destroyed at the Battle of Endor before it's completion. Note - the Death Star was designed by BEVEL LEMESIK - not the Geono-whatever idiots in Episode 2 of Kiddy Wars. George Lucas has messed around with the history so much he constantly contradicts that which he approved/wrote previously.
"That's no moon....it's a space station! <uncoprehendable roar, followed by prissy remarks from an unnamed source>"
In the United States, the Acura Integra was a sporty small car produced from 1986-2001. In 2002, the Integra was replaced by the RSX. In Japan, where the Acura nameplate does not exist, the car always has been known as the Honda Integra.
A popular car among the import modification scene. For a relatively small investment, one can buy an Integra and build it up to be a very fast drag car or autocrossing/road racing car.
Consumer Reports has consistently rated the RSX & Integra as "Best Buys" for their solid reliability and excellent resale value.
The Integra is mechnically similar to the Honda Civic, which is another reason why it is popular in the import scene -- many parts are swappable.
In recent years, the Integra (particularly the faster GS-R and Type R models) have become targets for theft. This has driven insurance rates on those cars sky-high. Many "chop shops" steal these cars, strip them of all parts, and then re-sell these parts to friends, on eBay, etc. Of the most value are the engines, which routinely sell for $2500 or more.