An unlikely and absurdly designed machine intended to perform a simple function in the most complicated and indirect way. Named in honor of Reuben Lucius Goldberg (1883-1970), an engineer with the City of San Francisco Water and Sewers Department who became a Pulitzer-Prize winning cartoonist, sculptor and author. His long-running comic strip, "Inventions", displayed many such devices of his own design.
My Grandfather built his own fuel injector with a Rube Goldberg set-up made of old plumbing parts.
A religious preacher, almost always Evangelical Christian, who preaches on paid television programs. The term is a fusion of "Television" and "Evangelist", and with recent scandals involving sexual and/or financial wrong-doings among televanngelists, the term has a negative influence.
The televangelist proclaimed that if you sent money to his ministry, God would reward you.
Combination of fan
. Often a low-budget or amateur publication devoted to the fan appreciation of a particular celebrety or musical act.
My cousin puts out an Elvis fanzine that she hands out at record swaps.
A Republicanized name for French Toast (which was named after Joseph French, the American chef who invented it, and has nothing to do with France).
I don't care about your politics, you're an idiot for calling it "Freedom Toast"!
A derogatory term for a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), especially one that is oversized.
Did you see that Cadillac Urban Assult Vehicle? Someone's got too much money!
An unlicensed radio station, often broadcasting political or controvercial material. The term was coined in the 1960's with "Radio Caroline", which broadcasted from a ship just outside of British territorial waters. Today's pirate broadcasters often play dance music not normally heard on comercial stations, or are intended to provide entertainment or opinions outside the mainstream.
The pirate radio station broadcasted trance music into the early hours of the morning.
A gambler at a casino machine who is oblivious to his/her surroundings.
She's such a slot zombie that a fight broke out at the craps table behind her and she didn't even turn around.