Monday, January 12, 2009

Nerd Word(s): The No-No

The No-No
- noun

1. A denial or shutdown

[ Origin: While I'm sure the saying is common in sports vernacular, it was brought to my lexicon by Erik]

- usage
1. "Manu Ginobili went up for the shot, but Amare gave him the no-no and knocked it 6 rows in to the crowd."
2. "I finally beat Bowser on world 4-4, but instead of the princess, all I got was the no-no"

- disambiguation
Not to be confused with the no-no naughty-spot.


  1. Hey, fellow readers:

    Let's help out Jesse [and ourselves by getting him more material] byt writing him some M4W ads that he can use for craigslist.

    Here's mine:


    Established applications developer looking for muse. You see, I was a
    blogger who, until recently, had a pair of twins living across the hall from
    me who provided my required museship, entertainment, and social outlets.

    They moved out, and my creative juices have dried up. In fact, the Mojave
    Desert looks like a rain forest when compared to my remaining creative

    So, that leaves me in a precarious situation. My fans are asking for more,
    and I don't have more to give. They are complaining that it's like watching
    TV in the middle of a writers' strike. I hate to disappoint them, and
    that's why I need your help.

    Oh, yeah, and I also forgot. I need to do something before my mother starts
    setting me up again. Her last attempt...well that setup turned out to have
    an angry-at-the-world live-in girlfriend. And, that just didn't leave
    enough room for me in the picture.

    So, here it is.

    Me: 31 year old software geek, just tall enough that my feet touch the
    ground, slightly socially awkward [except when tapping the super-powers from
    my Batman costume], is looking for kind girl to re-entergize my writing, be
    a friend, and maybe more. Good self-esteem is a plus--you should be able to
    laugh at yourself when you read about my experiences with you on my blog.

    A recent picture--or complete modeling portfolio--are not required. However,
    your picture will be greatly appreciated and not distributed widely on the
    web. No matter how much I'm tempted.

    Well-stacked women much taller than 5-9 need not apply. I like slow dancing
    too much and don't want perforated eardrums.

    [[[ Insert Batman picture here ]]]