(verb) To have your head explode off your shoulders.
From David Cronenberg, director of "Scanners," "Videodrome," and the re-make of "The Fly." In all these movies people's heads explode.
First known use, 1988, by Apple Employee, Mark "The Red" Harlan, in a public speech to an audience of 3,000 members, with over 150 press present; when describing Apple's reaction to the new version of Windows.
Dude, when your roommate finds out you slept with his girlfriend, he's gonna cronenberg.
(noun) The way people grind to an unbelievably slow trundle when surrounded by either too many opportunities to buy (like a shopping malls) or garish tourist attractions (like Disneyland).
"Dude, I'm sorry we're late for dinner. There was crushing tourist torpor at the mall, it took us 25 minutes just to get to the car."
(noun) An open parking space immediately in front of the store or building you're wanting to visit. So named because they're mysteriously always available in TV and movies, but somehow you never run across them in real life.
Also called "Hollywood parking space(s)."
Example 1: "Hitchcock's 'Vertigo' is full of Hollywood parking. I mean come on man, have you *ever* found a good parking spot in San Francisco?"
Example 2: "Dude, the only way I'm buying a keg is if we get Hollywood parking at the liquor store. There's no way I'm gonna hump
that thing across a parking lot."
(adverb) Riding in a convertible car with the top down, but the windows up. Usually done in an effort to either: reduce the amount of air turbulence (and/or blow back
), increase the seating compartment temperature or cut down on the amount of road noise.
Coined by poker author Mark "The Red" Harlan in the mid-60's in reference to John F. Kennedy often riding in his parade convertible with the top down and the windows up. (Ironically, the President was *not* riding Kennedy style on the day he was assassinated -- all the windows were rolled down.)
Sometimes shortened to just "Kennedy."
To fully enjoy the fine winter day, King Feddy buttoned up his jacket, turned the heater to full blast and drove his ragtop Studebaker Kennedy style.
(noun -- "GRIM-ee" -- plural grimmies) Any character considered to be an enemy in any video game.
Origin: Rocky Mountain region of the US, late 1970's. A reference to any of the space aliens found in Taito's Space Invaders
Dude, did you see that hunter grimmie frag
Bo3b in Halo
(verb) In larger American cities it means taking a right hand turn at a street's intersection instead of using the normal right hand turn sleeve. Often done by delivery drivers (without a GPS) who need to pull up to an intersection and check a street name before committing to making a turn on a busy street.
More rarely called a "Domino's turn."
Feddy was running late and his frustration was compounded by a back-up in the right turn sleeve. In a desperate effort to speed things up he decided to make a Pizza Hut turn.
(verb) To pass through one's nose, typically by laughter. (Regional, used chiefly in the western United States.)
The joke was so funny that Zz hoarked his Mountain Dew.