An alert announced by a (usually) hi tech coworker in a full car or group prior to entering a restaurant or other public venue, to remove all company ID badges so as not to look the doofus.
"Here we are at Casa Bonita. Badge check!"
A disease of celebrities wherein they rise to notoriety with a particular role, and it threatens to typecast and destroy their career forever. Named for William Shatner, whose love-hate relationship with his Star Trek character James T. Kirk, both originated and imprisoned, extended and hounded much of his professional career.
In rare cases, such as with William Shatner himself, the disease mutates and gives the victim the ability to rise above and become a teflon parody/iconic legend of themself.
Examples of Shatner Syndrome are almost every principal actor from every Star Trek series, Jim Nabors, Pee-wee Hermann, Hulk Hogan and the entire cast of Seinfeld, aside from Jerry Seinfeld.
A description of stating an interest in or membership of a given topic, issue or organization, regardless of whether the organization actually exists. Originating from the days when business and membership cards were a greater definition of who you were; i.e., membership card of the NRA or democratic/republican party.
"I'm a card carrying trekkie nerd geek and proud of it"!
"Cletus is a card carrying member of the National Racist -er, I mean National Rifle Association".
The vocal or textual high-pitched expression of joy at an item pertaining to nerd or geek culture just learned. Extrapolated from Stimpy's squeal of joy from the Ren and Stimpy show.
Jay: "Hey, Bruce Campbell is coming to the local Sci-Fi convention this year."
"They just found a new Exoplanet that shows signs of life! Nerdsqueal!"