An emergency state of vigilance and preparedness following closely on the heels of a governmental pronouncement of impending national doom, with such pronouncements often coinciding with upcoming elections and/or with recently published polling data reflecting ever-diminishing popularity ratings of the Nine-Eleventy "decider".
"Some critics claim that when the government's in trouble they get all Nine-Eleventy up in this bitch." Jon Stewart (The Daily Show)
Adj: A one-sided relationship that not only fails to ever get romantic, but that manages to get you publicly humiliated in front of your peers when the object of your affections openly dates someone else.
from: "platonic" and the demotion of Pluto to dwarf planet status.
student 1: Hey, WTF? Isn't that your girlfriend smooching with the captain of the football team?
student 2: Yes, Betty and I have a plutonic relationship. She respects my mind.