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To overdecorate the exterior of one's place of residence with ludicrous numbers of fairy lights, inflatable santas and snowmen, flashing Santa's sleighs etc., to the point where one becomes the object of ridicule for one's neighbours and also runs up an enormous electricity bill.
"I see Jeff down the road is houseblinging again this Christmas".

"That guy by the crossroads has more lights than the Griswolds in 'Christmas Vacation', and that was houseblinging to die for."
by eighthofseven October 22, 2007
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Stealing stuff ... often, very nice stuff, usually from work.

May include but is not limited to office supplies, computer parts, food and drink.

The justification is that the item(s) would have been thrown out anyway at some point so you're just going with the trend and saving the planet by recycling them a little "early".
Geek 1: "Check out my Blu-Ray rewriter"

Geek 2: "Oh, cool ! Where did you get it ?"

Geek 1: "Er ... it came from work ... I indulged in a bit of preemptive recycling ..."
by eighthofseven April 6, 2010
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Crumb blindness is a genetically transmitted condition which expresses itself similarly to haemophillia; both males and females acn be carriers, but it only exhibits itself in males.

Sufferers from crumb blindless are unable to see the mess left in food preparation areas as a result of the hasty assembly of snack foods, especially when this occurs during intervals in televised major sporting events.

The result is a kitchen strewn with torn-open bags and packets, carelessly discarded dirty cutlery, and crumbs everywhere.

When confronted with the "evidence", the sufferer from crumb blindness will profess genuine astonishment, having been completely unaware of the effects of their activity until it is drawn to their attention by their (usually female) partner.

Crumb blindness in females is extremely rare, and the subject of special study; in males, 100% of the population carry the gene, and it is expressed to some extent in over 70% of adult males.

There is no known cure, but single males tend to suffer more than those with long term partners.
"Christ ! Look at this place ! How much mess does it take to make one sandwich ?"

"Sorry, hun.... I just didn't realise......I think I have crumb blindness"
by eighthofseven August 13, 2007
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The last great German airship of the 1930's. It crashed because they could say where it was, or how fast it was going, but never both at the same time........

A Physicist's joke, based on a combination of Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle and the German airship Hindenburg.
"He's had three beers at lunchtime and now he's wandering round the office like the Heisenberg."
by eighthofseven October 23, 2007
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To meet. Based on the fact that when a particle is "observed", its wave function collapses. Therefore, when one meets another person and observes them, one "collapses their wave function", referring to Maxwell's equation for electromagnetic propagation.
"Are your interrupts enabled ?"
"Masked until after lunch.. I gotta finish this."
"No worries, I'll collapse your wave function at about 1330."
by eighthofseven October 23, 2007
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1. A military rank in the German Army during the Nazi (WW II) era, roughly equivalent to Lieutenant-Colonel in other armies.

2. By derivation, a tight-assed, imperious, arrogant, autocratic bastard of a boss or manager, usually middle-ranking, who also arse-licks his superiors and denigrates his team.
"The Obersturmbannfuhrer's knocked back my request for a bigger hard drive. Bastard bastard bastard."
by eighthofseven October 23, 2007
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1. A fictional device from the film "This Island Earth" (1955, q.v.) which is an extremely powerful and flexible (if somewhat bulky)combined communications, computation and weapons system.

2. By derivation, any desireable new gadget with lots of cool features, for example a multifunction colour printer/scanner/copier, often the property of another, resulting in repeated violations of the Tenth Commandment ("thou shalt not covet ....").

3. Any piece of technical equipment beyond the understanding of Managers, e.g. pencil sharpener, doorknob, chair, cup.

4. The large-scale version of a "widget" or "thingie", which are usually quite small.
"Can you run me off a dozen copies of this on your Interrossiter ? I'll get you a coffee for it..."
by eighthofseven October 23, 2007
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