8 definitions by Leslie Doppler

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A "special interest" is one I do not share. One I do share is "the public good".
Labor is a special interest; breaks for manufacturers like me are the public good. We create wealth - at least for ourselves.
by Leslie Doppler July 22, 2008
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The class ring of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA, USA. Of gold alloy, it bears a relief representation of the school's mascot, the beaver, chosen because it is an engineering animal.
I saw more than one brass rat at the Stanford Hillel. Evidently a lot of Jewish MIT graduates end up doing work at Stanford.
by Leslie Doppler May 23, 2010
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Originally, satire was a literary form in which the author used irony, sarcasm, and allied rhetorical devices to express indignation against perceived social vices, follies, or oppressions, and to hold the perpetrators up to ridicule and contempt. In the heyday of the National Lampoon, satire meant calling somebody an asshole. Currently, it consists of people submitting definitions to Urban Dictionary in which they call each other gay, retarded, or both.
I'd rather be gay and retarded than the sort of person whose idea of satire is calling someone else gay and retarded. I'd be more likely to get laid.
by Leslie Doppler March 08, 2009
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A form of self-worship, which permits dishonest politicians to persuade the people to surrender their liberties and even act against their own material interests. See example for details. Often a trait of people who have not themselves contributed to their country anything much that is positive, but are trying to derive honor vicariously. (I except from this definition the actions of combat veterans who sincerely believed, rightly or wrongly, that they were fighting for their country.)
"Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it." - George Bernard Shaw
by Leslie Doppler July 10, 2008
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To ruin something by discovering it for the white people. From Cristóbal Colón. who opened the Western Hemisphere to conquest in 1492.
We got to watch Miley Cyrus totally colónize twerking
by Leslie Doppler September 14, 2017
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One's sixty-fourth birthday, in reference to the Beatles song "When I'm Sixty-Four".
Lisa said she was having her Beatles birthday, but her husband Harry said she was a million years old in binary.
by Leslie Doppler July 27, 2008
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A rock 'n' roll songwriter and performer who had Urban Dictionary pegged before it existed. Some of the same factors that made UD what it is may also have led Reed into self-destructive substance abuse at one phase of his career.
"And everybody puttin' everybody else down"
-- Lou Reed, "Heroin"
by Leslie Doppler August 06, 2008
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