|1.||Reader's Digest Syndrome|
(n) - The tingly, prickly, and sometimes debilitating feeling in the legs after a long toilet session. Most commonly resulting from sitting there too long to finish a column or story in the bathroom companion. Originally resulting from its namesake magazine, Reader's Digest Syndrome or RDS can result from any lengthy toilet/reading session of any material.
I took the magazine to the crapper so I could read a quick article while I drop the kids off at the pool. I ended up reading a 5 page article about some dude falling off a cliff even though I was blessed with a one wipe wonder. I tried to stand up but I had a serious case of RDS (Reader's Digest Syndrome) and my legs gave out. I ended up blacking out when I hit my head on the toilet. The janitor found me 2 hours later with pants around my ankles. I think he took my magazine...
The process of reading a piece of literature without remembering a word that you read. A moment in one's life where they cannot for the life of them bring themselves to pick up a book and read.
Guy 1: I love this book, it's so good! What are you reading, Guy 2?
Guy 2: I just read the first page of "To kill a mockingbird" and didnt comprehend a word. I must have Reader's Block.
May 12, 2009 Urban Word of the Day
Related to Writer's Block, this is when you cannot, for the life of you, pick up a book and read it. Sure, you may be able to read a paragraph or two, or maybe even a page, but you don't retain anything of what you just read or have the attention span and/or will to go on. This is common for those who have ADD, are in possession of garbage literature, or are just so exhausted from having to read so many books during school/college that reading anything else, even for pleasure, has become impossible. To those who love to read, this is worse than heart disease and cancer combined.
Eddie - Hey, man, I see you're reading McCarthy's The Road. Nice.
Nerdlinger - I'm trying to read it, but I got this damn reader's block! I'm 20 pages in but I don't remember anything. Fuck!
Eddie - Poor bastard.
Very similar to Writer's Block or to Reader's Block except it is when you can't seem to get around to Exegeting certain passages of scripture because it's been assigned as a rediculously long homework assignment.
teacher:"Have you even started your homework yet? Or are you procrastinating?"
me: "I'm not procrastinating; I just have this massive exegeter's block!"
When reading a boring piece of literature, such as a school Biology textbook or assigned reading book for English, you seem to lose track of time and begin reading the same sentence over and over again, while absorbing none of it.
Anthony: Hey Callum, how do you think you did on the Bio test?
Callum: I think I did pretty bad, I had major reader's block last night trying to cram for the test.
Anthony: Man, I hate reader's block.
The redness of the elbow/s one achieves when he/she is reading in the prone position. There are 3 degrees of reader's elbow based on the redness: grade one- a pinkish color similar to that of a female's vagina, grade two- the color a hamburger turns when it is medium rare, grade three- the color of a popped cherry.
"Yo, last night i got reader's elbow and not it looks like i got a pussy as an elbow"
"Yo that fat fuck has reader's elbow, what a fat fuck."
Similar to Writer's Block and Reader's Block. Happens when you are watching a series / film / drama / etc. but can not retain the attention span to watch for long periods of time. As well as the shortened viewing time, the ability to retain what has been viewed is impaired.
Another symptom of Watcher's Block is the shorter periods of time between channel changes.
1: Did you watch that DVD I loaned you?
2: I tried to, but I can't get into it. Watched 15 minutes of it, then just gave up. Think I've got Watcher's Block.
A: You keep flicking channels here, you got Watcher's Block or something?
B: Must have.