We have to invent a way to help each other get rid of things that stick in the mental craw ... to dislodge those hobbyhorse annoyances that we're all subject to ... to remove stuff that provokes irrational allergic reactions ... to quickly clear out the irritants that induce silly spasms of letter-writing to the local newspaper whenever they're mentioned in an article.

For instance, when I start ranting about endemic societal stupidity (or pseudoscientific balderdash, or mass media idiocy, or selfish shortsightedness, or ...) would somebody please come up behind me (metaphorically) and apply the maneuver? I'll thank you afterwards, I promise ....

TopicThinking - TopicHumor - 2002-10-29

(correlates: OnStickiness, ReversionToTheMean, TranscendentalMeditation, ...)