Due to the prolonged economic down-turn not even the traditionally "safe" demographic of white, middle aged, educated males has not remained safe from unemployment due to a dwindling middle-class. Once executive or professional, their employability now is as hopeless as a "beached whale's" survivability.
BMW, for short, it's an ironic turn of phrase. Also known as "Dead Suit Walking".
Look at that Beached White Male over there. He went from driving a BMW to being one!
Modern day version of Big Brother
. Online searches, store purchases, Facebook
or Foursquare check-ins, cell phone usage, etc. is creating a flood of data that, when organized and categorized and analyzed, reveals trends and habits about ourselves and society at large.
Search engines and marketing companies have gathered and sorted 90% of all information on our habits ever created by our species in just the past 2 years and 10% of all photographs taken in the history of cameras and videos where taken in 2011 all from the electronic devices which we are either unable or unwilling to live without.
Girl: Hey did you see those crazy photos I posted on Facebook? Sexy, right?
Girl: No? I tweeted
them and sext
ed them to you too.
Boy: I'm trying to stay off the grid.
Girl: What on Earth for?!
Boy: Because Big Data is watching, that's why, and I don't I don't want the government knowing my business!
Girl: You're weird.
Boy: And you're just another rat in the maze
I'm not poor and dumb enough to be a NASCAR driver, Kenny! I wasn't born with a plastic spoon in my mouth like you!
-- Eric Cartman
Illegally or unethically obstructing someone from achieving their goal either by physically or figuratively getting in their way.
Synonyms: cock blocking
, torpedoing, sniping
Mike Tomlin, coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, stood too far over on the sidelines and prevented a player from the Baltimore Ravens from making a touchdown that would've put the game away thereby creating the act of Tomlining
One of my co-workers tomlined me by bad mouthing me to my boss just when I was about about to get promoted.
Kanye West tried to tomlin Taylor Swift at the Grammys.
1) A pejorative for a human test subject.
2) A person being controlled or observed by another as in a psychology experiment involving rats.
3) Someone, of low IQ or awareness, having trouble with an easy task or decision.
Hippy: There is no more privacy, man! You being online just gives Big Data
everything they need to watch your every move!
Yuppy: You meant Big Brother
Hippy: No, man. Big Brother would just take what he wanted, Big Data makes you WANT to give them what they want through slick technology. You're a rat in a maze, man! Don't you see?!
Yuppy: You're crazy! I have GOT to post this discussion on Facebook
. Let me take your picture with my camera phone for all my friends to see! But first let me finish ordering my Viagra
An increasingly used phrase that one utters while paying half-attention to a conversation, agreeing, then realizing that they possibly agreed to or missed out on something important which they are otherwise unprepared to handle or agree to.
Tony: *playing Temple Run*
Danny: Tony, I've been hiding my feelings for you for so long because I wasn't sure you felt the same. I've been in the closet for so long that this is really difficult for me. So here it goes: I'm gay and I love you. Always have. And want to be be with you always. Please tell me you feel the same?
Tony: Yeah. Wait! What? * drops phone as realization sets in*
To scan over something or someone quickly; to measure without using any tools other than the naked eye; guessing; approximating. A term often used in sports scouting to see if a player or team passes muster without looking at any metrics.
We passed on that short receiver because he didn't pass the ball test.
I know that actress just walked in off the street, but but she passes my eyeball test. Get her signed and to the studio pronto!
I left a blind date before I even sat down. She didn't pass my eyeball test.
That presentation needs to be reformatted to read better. Its simply doesn't pass an eyeball test.