21 definitions by PaleBlueYacht

Top Definition
aggressive online efforts, usually by mobs via social media, to harm the employment/career/livelihood of a person, esp. when said harm is motivated by ideology, outrage, or both.


see also: rulebombing, fire alarming
Amy: Did you see the insensitive rant that Joe posted on his blog?

Bob: Yeah. I've already sent it to HuffPo and Gawker. Hopefully we can post up where he works for everyone to see.

Amy: Woah, you're running a bluelisting campaign? I was just asking if you'd seen it. Jesus christ, Bob.
by PaleBlueYacht May 12, 2013
The temporary change in personality that occurs after being deeply involved with a movie, book, game, or some other work of fiction.

Can also be expanded to nonfiction ("documentary lag" or some other variant), but is less common because those works are typically experienced through the frame of the reader/player/watcher's default personality.
CHRIS: Don't think. Don't hesitate. Just say it.

ASHLEY: Why are you talking like that?

CHRIS: What?

ASHLEY: You sound like a movie trailer. Is this because you just finished watching Fight Club?

CHRIS: Uhh... yeah I guess I'm a little fiction lagged.
by PaleBlueYacht February 20, 2011
Misuse of a safety mechanism, like a fire alarm, danger hotlines or report buttons on a website, to censor speech without regard to the intent of the safety mechanism.

A type of rulebombing.


Fire alarming is a problem, because it:

(a) disrespects actual instances of dangerous events the mechanism is designed to prevent, and
(b) causes people who have to monitor uses of that safety mechanism to show skepticism to future uses of that safety mechanism, since the number of serious instances are diluted.
I posted a video critical of this girl's ideology on YouTube, but now all of her supporters are fire alarming me.
by PaleBlueYacht May 12, 2013
not quite a basic bitch, but uninteresting nonetheless.

see also OKCupid.
"I'm really good at acronyms. My taste in music is pretty eclectic... I like the accordion waaay too much. I'm awkward. A saucy pocket pixie who loves to play dress up and go off on tangents. I'd die if I didn't have sriracha, coffee, tootsie rolls or my vintage map of Austin. I'm the only girl in my choir covered in tattoos. I also spend a lot of time thinking about food."

If this sounds like you, you may be an intermediate bitch.
by PaleBlueYacht January 26, 2015
A post intended for a large audience yet posted on a single person's wall to appear more genuine. Since proxy wallposts are visible through homepage feeds, one can advertise a trait of oneself that would be construed as bragging if in the form of a status.
Suppose you want to advertise to your friends that you are caring and social. This is impossible to brag about, so instead just find your friend who shares the most mutual friends and write this gem of a proxy wallpost:

"We had such a great time last week! I miss you so much <3"

Soon, everyone you know will see it in their feed. And, unlike a status, no one will call you on it for fear of you playing the None Of Your Business card.
by PaleBlueYacht May 26, 2010
Satisfaction from having consciousness of something that was previously unconscious, such as watching a comedian and finally having a way to describe "that thing" you've noticed at an unconscious level for quite some time, or reading about "Words For Things You Never Knew Had Words" and having words for those things.
CHRISTINA: Holy fuck, Jake was such a dick during our argument at dinner. I walked out. And when I was driving home, I had the best comeback!

JESSICA: There's a term for that. Esprit d’Escalier. Staircase wit.

CHRISTINA: There's a term for that?! Oh god, expliment!
by PaleBlueYacht March 24, 2011
A false belief of the self. If exposed, can lead to existential embarrassment.
Susan believed she had mastered writing due to the grades she earned in high school, but was wrought with existential embarrassment when her self-misconception was brought to light after receiving a C on her first college paper.
by PaleBlueYacht February 21, 2011
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