media term for those current TV shows where wannabees or one-star celebs hoping to raise their public profile are encouraged to compete, be humiliated, bullied, or patronised on camera...
Great symbiotic relationship -- the media get hours of cheap or unpaid labour; everyone gets their fifteen minutes of facial recognition; one or two win through to big bucks...
'Jeez ! Yet another co-promo on TV... this time it's the Whiplash School of Cookery comp...but dammit, I love them all...it's so addictive...'
Latin for 'I shall love'which happens to be 'Obama' spelt backwards -- thus a rallying-cry for supporters...
'Hey man, what's this 'Amabo!' thing ?'
'Our funky classics prof. has taken to calling out 'Amabo!' when he comes into class, and we call back 'Obama'.. it starts the class with a laugh..
A couple of puns to point a cynical view of that period from around Halloween to the New Year Sales which comes and goes in a tsunami of commerce...
'Jeez ! Halloween already ! We're into the hysteria of Hallowgoodbuymas now...'
'I'd love to be somewhere at this time of year far away from the stores, and lists of obligatory presents... I call it Hallowgoodbuymas...'
Someone who showers you with useless information which you never asked for...
'The guy's such an infomaniac ! I just asked him for the train times, and he told me how many wheels each engine would have...'
'Darling, I said infomaniac not nymphomaniac...I don't want to hear all your day's office gossip straight after sex, puh-leaze..'
'Jeez, get me away from that infomaniac ... who wants to hear her business gossip at a chick party ?'
opposite of sourpuss. When someone asks you what -- say -- your fierce new grade teacher is like, and neither 'sweetie' nor 'pussy-cat' quite fit the bill..
'My new grade teacher ? She comes across all disciplinarian -- but one-to-one she's a real sweetypuss..'
when you've been arguing, get nowhere and no-one yields their view, and you don't want to waste any more time..
'Dylan's lyrics are the greatest..'
'You mean Leonard Cohen's ?...'
'Oh we've been there before.. let's agree to disagree, and go get a Cokesi..'
A proud acknowledgement of American ethnic diversity as exemplified in America's First Extended Family..
From this Inauguration Day, America can celebrate its multi-ethnic community in glorious Baracknicolor..