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A formulaic, boiler-plate television show where the same basic plot or premise occurs each episode but in a different way, (i.e. The crew of the Minnow come up with a plan to get off the uncharted, desert isle, but Gilligan screws it all up.). Notorious examples are how-to shows where some contractor or contracting group comes to a house, shows a plan, does the work, and then, “Oh… my… God,” shows the owner the result. Other examples are Eureka, American Chopper, Curb Appeal, and Save My Bath.
You know, that reminds me of that one American Chopper?

Which one?

The one where they decide to create a really cool, one-off motorcycle, but they make sure not to give themselves enough time before they plan on showing it, so the dad and son keep getting into arguments, Vince does all the work, but somehow they manage to get the chopper finished in time for the show. And Mikey is just weird.

Oh, well that narrows it down a lot. That is a real Gilligan's Island show.
by Alfetta159 September 13, 2010
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When some unexpected but not unmanageable event occurs making someone forget all protocol or etiquette regarding the original situation often leading to great inconvenience for those not involved with the new event or situation.

Examples include:

When one enters a restaurant with an acquaintance only to find a baseball game on television and the game becomes the primary focus of one or both persons’ attention.

When someone sees a magazine with an interesting cover photo on a rack in a grocery store and rather than pay for it and read it at home, they grab the magazine with no regard to where their shopping cart is and block the aisle while reading the magazine in the store.

When someone is driving but stopped at a light and sees a friend in another vehicle or on a sidewalk and begins a conversation completely disregarding the traffic signals or that there are other drivers behind him who would like to get on with their lives.
Thing 1: Thanks for suggesting dinner.

Thing 2: Yeah I love the enchiladas here.

Thing 1: Oh, that's right; the Giants are on.

Thing 2: You gonna have a beer?

Thing 1 They took Lincecum out already!?

Waiter: Are you guys ready to order?

Thing 2: Yeah, I’ll have the enchiladas and a big Sierra Nevada.

Thing 1: I bet it’s that problem with the cuticle on the ring-finger of this throwing hand. Did you hear about that?

Thing 2: Ummm, you ready to order?

Waiter: Let me give you guys a few minutes.

Thing 2: So what looks good?

Thing 1: (very loudly in spite of children in the restaurant) Bullshit! It was a strike. Did you see that? See? See? Watch the replay. Are you watching?

Thing 2: DUDE! Stop going all ADD and at least order, and then we'll watch the game.
by Alfetta159 June 15, 2011
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While driving, the distance from an intersection with a light signal where you decide that regardless of what color the light is, you're not going to stop for that light.

The intersection horizon varies directly with both the speed or size of the vehicle.
Doesn't matter now. We've just passed the intersection horizon.
by Alfetta159 August 13, 2010
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The name of the person asked for by everyone who calls on your new iPhone. The people calling are typically bill collectors, loan sharks, used car dealers, angry relatives or desperate tweakers who are all looking for the loser who had that number before you but couldn’t afford the data plan and all those purchases from iTunes and the App Store that really started to add up after a while.
Just a sec, I've got to take this.

Trevor? No, you've got the wrong number...
Who am I? I'm not Trevor. Who are you? I just got this phone; I don't know any Trevor!

Sorry, apparently my iPhone name is Trevor.
by Alfetta159 April 05, 2011
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The phenomenon where the same comments start being posted by different commenters regarding an article or Facebook item because new posters haven't bothered to read all of the other posts or did not "view all comment."
Tim: That's the third person who has posted that they now have that song in their head regarding that link about Vanilla Ice on my Facebook wall.

Dan: They must not be clicking the "view all comments" link so now you're getting comment rollover.
by Alfetta159 December 11, 2009
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Homeless people who defacate on the street in the middle of the night leaving large piles which must be minded else those new Bruno Maglis or that fresh petticure won't be that new or fresh.
Newbie: I really love this new job, but walking here from the ferry, I surprised how many St. Bernards there are in the city and how few of their owners clean up after them.

Veteran: San Francisco St. Bernards? No, that's just homeless output.
by Alfetta159 December 13, 2010
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A city street intersection where cars stack up on a red light, while a green light persists in the other direction in spite of the fact that there are no cars travelling through the intersection in that direction.
Sure, I'm stopped at a San Jose intersection, so I've got plenty of time.
by Alfetta159 October 20, 2010
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