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4 definitions by SmashCrab

 
1.
The modern equivalent of a geocentric universe. Science proves irrefutably that causal, linear events led up to the ecosystem we see today. Since this idea just so happens to go against Christian doctrine, it is condemned by many Christians, who put forth a pseudoscience known as creationism, or intelligent design, in response.

Creationism is non-scientific, as there is no way to test it using empirical data. Many creationists see perceived flaws in evolutionary theory as proof that creationism is true and provable. This is not true because

1.The so-called flaws are rooted in the misunderstanding or ignoring of the mechanics of evolution. Arguments such as "irreducible complexity" illustrate that creationists do not understand the process of evolution. Evolution is yet to be discredited in the scientific community, where it is accepted universally.

2.Disproving one theory does not make another theory any more credible. Even though theory A may have been disproved, theory B still must make its case based on sound scientific data.

Creationists also believe that the world is in the order of 6,000 years old, which can easily be disproved with radiometric dating. Creationists say that this technology is inaccurate, but have no proof of this whatsoever. Creationists also use the argument "Evolution is just a theory." All that this argument does is show that they don't understand what a scientific theory is.

Debunking creationism (by virtue of exposing the fallacy of the "young Earth" theory) is very easy. Any high school student has the capability to do so. Scientists do not waste their time even addressing it at this point, as there has never been so much as a single piece of evidence in support of it. Those who claim to be creation scientists are not scientists at all, as they cannot apply the scientific method to their theories.
Jill: The theory of evolution is just that -- a theory. It's yet to be proven in any way.
James: Gravity is just a theory, too. You should really read a book sometime. Besides the bible.

Hugh: God created the Earth 6,000 years ago with the entire ecosystem completely intact as we see it today.
Al: Um, dinosaur?
Hugh: Put there by the devil to deceive us.

Jenny: If evolution is true, how come we've stopped evolving?
Sally: Evolution takes place over long periods of time. You can't see it in your lifetime. We are still evolving.
Jenny: That's just stupid. You'll believe anything they tell you.

Will: Evolution is proven to be false by the gaps in the fossil record. In fact, the fossil record does more to disprove evolution than anything else. This proves creationism to be true.
Ben: Where did you hear that? We know that the ancestors of all sea mammals are land mammals. We can see where homo sapien and neanderthal split off on two separate paths. You're just parroting what some wacky creationist said on TV, aren't you?
Will: At least I'll spend the rest of forever in eternal bliss. You're going to hell. What good will your evolution do you then?
Ben: :P

Billy: So, now that I have proven that your crackpot evolution theory is wrong, you must accept my theory as true. My theory is that a giant potato-beast named pot-thak-to dreamed the universe one night 50 years ago and it came to be.
Alice: Good point. Which way to his temple?
by SmashCrab March 14, 2008
 
2.
Getting what you deserve. Usually in some form of punishment, especially a beating.
Dad: Alright boy, come get your comeupins.
Boy: Please don't thrash me again, Dad!

Bill: I hear that Jimmy stole your stereo.
Jeff: Yeah he did, that son of a bitch! When I find him, he'll be gettin' his comeupins!

by SmashCrab March 12, 2008
 
3.
A misnomer for a particular style of music. It formerly was used to correctly classify music that was "underground" and not supported by major music labels. Popular thought in recent years has been that it is itself a style of music, usually 80's throwback, alternitive-style music.

Any band in any style of music can be indie by virtue of not being signed.The style is not important; it is independence from major labels that makes a band independent, or "indie". This idea has been lost due to the popularity of the term indie as it is used today.

The reason it became so popular is because to like indie music, in its correct sense, was respectable because you're bypassing the corporate music machine and finding music that you like on your own. As more and more hipster-type kids wanted to appear as deep as possible, they would answer the question "What kind of music do you like?" with "Indie." As time went on, this answer became so popular that the music that many of them listened to started to be referred to as indie. After a while of this, bands that are on major labels started to be absorbed into this pseudo-genre, rendering it an oxymoron.

Since the loosely associated music that is referred to as indie cannot properly be grouped and classified, a more appropriate label for what is erroneously referred to as indie would be "scene." The scene kids are often more concerned with being opinionated and elitist about their music choice than they are about the music itself. Scene fashion trends include tight pants, square-rimmed glasses, tight vintage-looking t-shirts, newsboy caps, military-style caps, and tattoos of stars, guns or bullets, and especially birds. Making the "scene" (i.e. a concert),being popular, and being narcissistic are the main motivations of scene kids. They often do their best to display that they possess these qualities on social networking sites like MySpace.
Jim: You should check out this band.
Frank: Oh yeah? What kind of music are they?
Jim: Indie.
Frank: OK, so they're not signed... I mean what genre are they?
Jim: Dude, I told you. Indie.
Frank: You're such a tool.

Billy: Oasis is like, the coolest indie band ever.
Mark: Man, you are totally clueless.
Billy: Please. Music is my life. I would die without music. My taste is superb. How dare you criticize me?
Mark: Wow. You're hopeless. I'm leaving.
Billy: Good. I have to blog about how awesome the concert I went to last night was and post the 30 pictures I took of myself there on MySpace.
by SmashCrab March 12, 2008
 
4.
Another term for pinch harmonics on a guitar. It is an artificial harmonic, achieved by brushing the thumb of your picking hand against the string in the same stroke as the pick. The resulting tone is very high pitched and shrill sounding.
Dude 1: Why are my ears bleeding?
Dude 2: Because I just squealed through my fully cranked Marshall stack.
Dude 1: What?

Nu-Metal fan: Dude, Pantera is so cheezy.
Ghost of Dimebag Darrel materializes and performs a brutal squeal and proceeds to whammy it up 3 octaves. The nu-metal fan's head explodes, ruining his mom's new drapes.
by SmashCrab March 14, 2008