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moneyball

moneyball  n.— «While you were still rooting for your team for no reason more profound than it was your team, they changed the rules on you. The Dodgers and Giants split for the Coast, sharpies like George Steinbrenner bought into the...

alligator economics

alligator economics  n.— «One reason why the wage-earning middle class increasingly can’t afford California is that wages, adjusted for inflation, have been stagnant for two decades. In the same time, the percentage of income needed to pay...

smoker’s face

smoker’s face  n.— «The doctor could tell the patient had once been an attractive woman. But now, though only in her 50’s, her face was etched with wrinkles, her features gaunt-looking with prominent underlying bones and her skin shriveled...

retcon

retcon  v.— «“Crisis On Infinite Earths” solved a DC crisis all right, but it wasn’t the problem of having multiple earths. It was the problem of 50 years of continuity complicating their existing characters.…...

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