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Rage-Quitters

Don’t be that kid who grows so frustrated with a neighborhood game that he takes the ball and storms home—you know, a rage-quitter. This is part of a complete episode.

Vonnegut Quote on Book Reviews

Kurt Vonnegut on scathing book reviews: “Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae.” This is part of a complete episode.

The Old Bump and Grind

“I don’t see nothing wrong with a little bump n’ grind,” sings the R&B star R. Kelly, referring to the hip-thrusting dance that’s all the rage with kids these days. While some people use the phrase the old bump and...

fosh

fosh  n.— «Roger Clemens just started doing the “Fosh” and he’s already got another pitch to make batters” knees bend. Tom Gordon thinks the fosh may be his newest out pitch. Like a dance craze that sweeps the nation, the...

Luddite

What’s a Luddite? Martha explains that this term for “someone resistant to technological change” has its roots in a form of populist rage in the early 19th century. This is part of a complete episode.

Chekhov’s gun

Chekhov’s gun  n.— «There’s a literary technique called “Chekhov’s gun” where something introduced early in a story is revealed only later as significant. In Chekhov’s play Uncle Vanya, for example, a pistol is a...