The act of compelling oneself to read highly tedious or difficult material, whether in book, journal or electronic format, particularly under pressure to do so within a specified deadline. A technique commonly employed by students working on essays or dissertations, or persons working late at night preparing for a presentation or exam the following day.
"I was force-reading the paper, hoping to spark my interest in politics and finally start working on my thesis"
A dire medical situation in which a male human has BROKEN his erect penis.
Although the penis is not really a bone - it only feels that way 90% of the time! - it can still be broken, if enough force is applied at the correct angle (e.g. falling on it, or slamming it in a door).
Often, there is an audible "cracking" sound accompanying this tortuous, apocalyptic event. And, like a broken bone, the fractured penis needs to be "set" as soon as possible after breakage occurs, to ensure proper healing.
A broken penis is a medical emergency, so if you are experiencing the symptoms of bucklecock (screaming in pain, penis misshapen and pointing off at a sickening angle, significant other has feinted from the sight of it, etc.) then I implore you to stop reading this and seek professional medical assistance immediately.
I fell out of bed last night and got bucklecock! When I wouldn't quit screaming, my girlfriend taped a tennis ball in my mouth and drove me to the emergency room, where everyone laughed at me while I laid under a table, whimpering.
Useful psychological test. Does the person reading the phrase see:
a) school girls laughter
b) school girl slaughter
Can be handy when attempting to make a sweeping judgement of someone's mental state.
Person: "Read this phrase, what does it say?"
Other Person: "Er... school girl slaughter?"
Person frantically presses emergency alarm under desk...
Along with some history thingy about Vikings or another. Goth is a shallow label stuck onto some consumerist subculture originally cultivated as an architectural design, but has grossly mutated into a fashion statement for slightly alienated teens (and occasionally adults).
I have read a lot of these definitions, and most of them define the "true" goth and the "wannabe" goth. Let me just say this:
There is no difference.
It doesn't matter if someone spends $500 a week on mass-manufactured Hot Topic merchandise, or sits in their room for hours reading nihilist literature and/or casting spells from Barnes and Noble spellbooks. There is no label for it.
And no, there aren't different "subcategories" of the "goth" sphere. There are those that call themselves "goth", but how are they worse than those who call themselves "true" goths? Why not just be yourself and to hell with the labels?
There is no point saying "Most are teenage losers who need to validate themselves with fashion, but I, of course, am a true GOTH." It makes you sound just as arrogant and presumptuous.
Shop at Hot Topic, Abercrombie and Fitch, Value Village, wherever, just...
Don't bother categorizing everything, most especially fashion statements.
Wannabe: "I dress in black all the time and listen to Cradle Of Filth."
True: "I wear darker colors, most often black and medieval styles, and like to study philosophy and art. Wannabes suck."
Me: "I dress in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, black, white, silver, and all colors and 'styles' in between. Is an emergency vest 'gothic'? My friends are the same ways, so give up the labels.
(1)An individual who attempts to alter a slow, economic car by origin with the intent of acquiring extra speed mainly through HP/Torque fluctuations. The individual is under the false impression their car is fast when it is merely "faster" and is completely cliche.more...
(2) An individual, who may own a fast car or car with a little extra performance value than typical economic cars(i.e. SRT-4s, EVOs, WRXs etc) who perpetuates the same actions of other ricers(winning a race then hitting their hazards, cutting people off when "racing", entering the emergency lane to pass people, using highbeams as a threat, pulling the e-brake to attempt a "drift", peeling out their vehicle to "show-off", "
grilling" or doing a "threatening" stare while driving against or racing, applying more ricer-like modifications(stickers, bigger exhaust), etc.)
(3) An individual who's core knowledge of cars is through mainstream sources yet is under the impression he is proficient with vehicles, especially imports(Hondas, Nissans, etc). This includes Gran Turismo/Need for Speed "video-game" lingo like: Stage 4 clutch, Cold Air Intake(when it's not cold air), computer chip(when it's ECU), motor swaps(when it's unnecessary half the time), dropping the tranny(extremely dangerous in an automatic), etc.
(4) Someone else who calls a person a ricer when they in fact are one also...better known as hypocrites.
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An information campaign created by the British government during the cold war, designed to inform people of what to do in the event of a nuclear strike. Consisting of a leaflet and public information film (which was to be broadcast on national television during a national emergency), the campaign was heavily criticised for being fatalistic and bleak in tone. Especially in the instructions given on what to do if someone dies while sheltering from fallout, for example:more...
“If anyone dies while you are kept in your fallout room, move the body to another room in the house. Label the body with name and address and cover it as tightly as possible in polythene, paper, sheets or blankets. Tie a second card to the covering. The radio will advise you what to do about taking the body away for burial. If however you have had a body in the house for more than five days, and if it is safe to go outside, then you should bury the body for the time being in a trench, or cover it with earth, and mark the spot of the burial. ”
On the other hand, the campaign was criticised for being a waste of taxpayers money and misleading, even deluding the public into a false sense of security. As by following those instructions, the public assume they'll be safe. The booklet was never distributed and the series of films were never shown, hence comedians such as
Richard Tarrance is recognized as the "Father of Modern Day Tele-Radiology and Medical Imaging". His work in the early 1990's using Microsoft Windows as the back-bone of his developments in Radiological Imaging set the standards and conformity of what is now known as DICOM - "Digital Imaging and Communications" and PACS - "Picture Archiving and Communications". At the 1992 Worldwide SCAR symposium - "Society for Computer Assisted Radiography", his innovations showed Radiologists and Physicists from around the world the standard that needed to be followed by all manufacturers of medical imaging software and hardware. The results brought hospitals and other medical institutions into conformity with each other, no matter what systems were used to archive and view patient diagnostic images. His efforts in 1992 made it possible for hospitals to save millions of dollars in film printing costs while allowing all patient images to be archived and networked on standarized PC Intranet and Internet file servers. Today, lives are saved by allowing any film to be diagnosed in a matter of minutes over the Internet from anywhere in the world.
Accident victim is rushed to an Emergency Room at 3:00 A.M. CT images show a possible brain injury and the Radiologist is awakened at 3:15 to read the images from his home PC, via the Internet. At 3:20 he phones in his diagnosis and surgery begins. Life saved by cutting reading time from 2 hrs to 20 mins. At the same time, any specialists in the world could view the film within the same time frame as a result of Microsoft Windows becoming the standard in medical imaging. Thank you, Mr. Tarrance.