In one of those odd office conversations that takes too long to explain, after Tara posted her homeboy question on Yahoo! Answers, she said something about the Urban Dictionary and went to look up Oh Snap for someone.
Having not been there in ages myself, I spent a few minutes browsing around and encountered the entry for Oh shit... Meteors, which is now on my list of phrases to use more often.
A phenomenon which typifies Murphy's law. The absolute worst possible outside circumstance which can and will negatively affect the current situation. Greater than minor inconveniences, this is the sort of instance which all hope of success is lost.
The concrete example at the end is great:
While driving to a friend's wedding, an awkwardly positioned nail in the road hits your front tire and pops it, which causes it to fly back and blow out your back tire. The resulting blow-out causes you to spin, knocking your way across the road and into several other cars, which bounce you back into other cars, resulting in a fifty car pile-up which results in a massive explosion. In spite of all of this, you still survive, and as you are crawling out of the fiery wreckage you look up to the sky, only to see a ball of pain and doom, known among as a meteor, flying out from the sky, headed directly for you = Oh Shit...Meteors
Sometimes I wish I was more plugged into popular culture. Other times, not so much.
Posted by jzawodn at August 11, 2006 11:12 AM