337 definitions by Fearman

1. The One Ring created by the Dark Lord Sauron in Tolkein's Lord of the Rings "to bring them all/ and in the darkness bind them/ in the Land of Mordor/ where the shadows lie."

2. Kick-ass horror movie which manages to be an improvement on both the Japanese original and its own sequel. Concerns a video tape which (indirectly) kills its viewers by attracting their way the attention of a little girl you REALLY do NOT want to meet. You've probably heard the sting in the tail, so I won't mention it here.
Always the Nazgul are drawn to the Ring.

Answering machine message inspired by The Ring:

"Hello, you have just contacted the Morgan Family Bloodstock Company, Moesko Island. Unfortunately Samara can't come crawling out of your television just at the moment, but if you leave your name, number and details of the video after the tone, she promises to get in touch with you some time next week. Sweet dreams."
by Fearman November 18, 2007
Someone who looks down their nose on those more wealthy, simply because they are more wealthy. Inverted snobs staunchly refuse to recognise that their form of snobbery is every bit as superficial and silly as the other kind ... the only difference is, the inverted variety helps keep its adherents down on the bread line.
Don't expect to find Mary in one of the better pubs. She's an inverted snob. She'd rather have cheap beer and mould any day of the week.
by Fearman October 15, 2007
Expression first popularised by Jack Nicholson in the character of Col. Nathan R. Jessep in A Few Good Men (1992, dir. Rob Reiner), when he blows up in court in Tom Cruise's face. Handy exclamation to direct at the computer screen when somebody votes down an eminently rational definition on urbandictionary. Parodied by Sideshow Bob in an episode of The Simpsons ("Pish! I deride your truth-handling abilities!").
Kaffee: I want the truth!
Jessep (yells): You can't handle the truth!
by Fearman April 14, 2008
1. Period of mostly low-key or cultural brinkmanship between the United States and (most typically) the now-defunct Soviet Union, which formally ended in 1991 and had been going on since 1946 or 1917, depending on who you ask. Occasionally got hot or at least fairly warm in places like Vietnam, Berlin or Korea. Supposedly the fight between democracy and Communism, but nobody hears about such brinkmanship with China these days.

2. Any protracted, sullen standoff between people.

3. The ongoing medical attack on the vast family of rhinoviruses responsible for a condition known medically as acute nasopharyngitis.
They were Cold War kids, growing up in the 1970s.

There's a bit of a cold war between Jim and his parents these days.

They're still fighting the cold war, but for the moment we'll have to deal with blocked noses on a personal basis.
by Fearman November 17, 2007
1) Spherical creatures with bottomless throats and a voracious appetite, the eponymous entities of the first novella in the Stephen King quartet Four Past Midnight.

The world of life and consciousness is forever passing down the stream of time, and the uninhabited, chemically inert world left behind - inadvertently visited by sleeping passengers on a plane that flies through a time rift - awaits being carved up by the jaws of what one character refers to as the timekeepers of eternity, but which might more accurately be described as the blow-fly larvae of the space-time continuum. From a distance, the sound of their munching is somewhat like the sound of radio static ... and that is as close as you want to get. As another character, Craig Toomey, envisions them, these creatures are purpose personified; in the horror stories he heard as a child from his insanely pushy father he was told how their sole purpose is to chase down all the lazy people who are not working frantically enough and eat them alive.

2) Referred to when something urgently needs doing, like a college essay due in the morning.
But the sound-wave rolled on toward them - the crunching, smacking, eating sound of the langoliers. (Four Past Midnight, p. 233).

Gotta go. Thesis to finish by next week. Langoliers.
by Fearman September 14, 2007
1) Graphic novel by Frank Miller.

2) Movie based on parts of the novel and directed by Miller and Robert Rodriguez. The setting is the fictitious Basin City, its popular name marked out by some slashes on a road sign. The women are either cute or out-and-out goddesses, and the guys are ... interesting. Jessica Alba is exotic dancer Nancy Callaghan. Devon Aoki is the mute guardian angel of the red light district, skilled with any kind of weapon you care to mention short of a nuke; if you gotta go, she'll take you out in style. Rosario Dawson is indeed a Valkyrie. Benicio del Toro is a gormless thug. Clive Owen is Dwight McCarthy, your average unforgettable noir antihero. Mickey Rourke is Marv, think Arnold Schwarzenegger only without that accent and a lot grittier. Nick Stahl gets yellower by the minute. Elijah Wood is Kevin, a mute cannibal with a yen for martial arts; in a smart career move, about as far from Frodo Baggins as you could imagine. (However great Peter Jackson's work is, you don't want to get typecast.) Also starring Alexis Bledel, Michael Clarke Duncan, Josh Hartnett, Jaime King, Michael Madsen, Powers Boothe and Rutger Hauer.

Filmed in black and white with colour highlights, this one is an out-and-out gem. Its sequel is set to screen in 2009.
Lines from Sin City:

Marv (with one hand out the car door grating a low-life's face off against the asphalt at 125 mph): I don't know about you, but I'm having a ball ...,

Marv: And when his eyes go dead, the hell I send him to will look like heaven after what I've done to him.

Dwight: She made a Pez dispenser out of him.

Various: Yeeesh ...,
by Fearman December 02, 2007
An answer to the argument in favour of belief in God formulated in Pascal's Wager, formulated in turn by that great philosopher, Homer J. Simpson. Essentially, the God we are asked to believe in on the strength of Pascal's Wager, presumably the Judeo-Christian Jahweh, is merely one of thousands if not millions to have been worshipped throughout human history. Assuming the mere numbers of the faithful are an unreliable guide to the veracity of this god's existence (and no serious scholar of human beliefs would argue otherwise), then how do we know we've got the right god?
Simpson Rebuttal:

"But Marge! What if it's the wrong god? We'd only be making him angrier and angrier every Sunday!"
by Fearman February 23, 2008
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