(Political) a.k.a. "Stimulus package".
A rebate check direct from the US government that you don't have to submit a form to the IRS to get. Apparently "pennies from heaven", this attempt to bribe the American public actually increases the National Debt and no benefit will be seen, except that it will leave the Democrats holding a more disastrous fiscal situation when they claim the Presidency in 2009. The Republicans are actually trying to destroy this country's economy just to make the Democrats look bad.
The irony is that this is brought to you the people who preach "fiscal responsibility", and slam "tax and spend" liberals. This "tax less and spend more" philosophy is a natural consequence of twice voting in a President who can barely elicit a monosyllable without prompts, and whose response to the question: "Mr President, what is two and two?" would be "Ummm... about a gajillion, right?"
Guy1: "Did you get Bush's bribe yet?"
Guy2: "Yeah: sent half of it to the Obama
The opposite of "unputdownable". Refers to a book, usually highly regarded by others, that you can read only a small portion of, before putting it down: never to be touched again.
"How did you like Pyncheon's 'Gravity's Rainbow'"?
Corporate speak for "Fuck you".
In the working world, it is now impossible to speak your mind, so a form of Orwellian word play takes place, where seemingly innocent and bland phrases now have a secret, darker, meaning.
Guy1: "You will have to take a pay cut and work longer hours, as the company is facing hard times."
Guy2: "Oh yeah, understood."
Woman1: "We need you to leverage your resources to perform at a higher level."
(Political) a.k.a. "Trickle away": the Bush-era economic policy.
Advocated by people who can not add up simple one digit integers greater than five without taking their socks off, and pure fiscal hypocrisy from those who slam "tax and spend liberals".
Guy1: "Didn't Reagan do something like this: the trickle-down thing?"
Guy2: "Yeah, but Bush's trickle-away theory took the liberals' tax-and-spend philosophy and turned it into tax less and spend more. Wanna buy a pencil? Or some matches?"
An incredibly ugly guy you vaguely notice at a party, who seems to be a total chick magnet for no reason you can divine. You read the paper the next day and find he's either:
1/ Incredibly rich
2/ World champion at tying shoelaces with his tongue
3/ Some political pundit you never heard of before
Guy1: "See CNN last night?"
Guy2: "Yeah, that Krauthammer's a real... Krauthammer, I guess..."
Guy1: "Oh no: I ruined my shoes agin! Trod in some Krauthammer!"
Verb, (Political Slang) To nominate a Vice-Presidential candidate who initially appears to balance the electoral ticket, but ends up attracting only the most rabid and vociferous supporters from the other side of the party, thus ensuring you will lose your chance at the Presidency.
Guy1:"What did you think of Joe Biden as the VP choice?"
Guy2:" Well, I thought he was going to palienate the Right-wing Democrats with his pro-union schtick, but on the whole, looks like he's nailed it."
- The unit of love.
- Amorous quantification.
Based on the turbulent lovelife of actress, Jane Seymour, who at one point seemed to get married every couple of year, each time declaring she had found a "love like never before", then divorcing, and so on and so on in an apparently interminable cycle.
1.0 Seymour is about 10% of your first crush and 50% of the way you feel towards your spouse most of the time.
Bloke: "I don't think this is working out."
Woman: "Yes, I'm feeling about 0.03 Seymours for you, too."