Godling's Glossary: S

Safe sex.
A matter of taste, if your taste happens to be incapable of distinguishing between being alive and being dead.
San Francisco.
San Jose's northernmost suburb.
Scientologist, n..
Out with the old and in with Xenu! The tune is by Sullivan, but the words are not by Gilbert:

I am the very model of a modern Scientologist;
our founder, L. Ron Hubbard, proudly scorned the word "psychologist."
He founded first a science with no base experimental,
then he made it a religion, free from taxes governmental.
He mesmerized his followers with treatments Dianetical
(and called a few "fair game" when their beliefs became heretical)
and long beyond the day his mortal form had turned to humus, he
still published a new novel every Saturday, posthumously.
The Church provides, along with teaching recondite tenebrities,
a golden opportunity to hobnob with celebrities:
Travolta, Alley, Cruise, and other Hollywood apologists:
I am the very model of a modern Scientologist.

I am the very model of a modern Scientologist.
My legal killer instinct would befit a criminologist.
When my religion's threatened I assail its foes extensively
(and force Suppressive Persons to defend themselves expensively).
I sue on cue for libel, seeking damages juridical,
no matter if the statements are mendacious or veridical
and when I would intimidate my enemies litigiously
I vest myself in stately robes of copyright, religiously.
The secrets of my faith I guard with reverence fanatical
from eyes that haven't paid to learn, at daily rates piratical,
the gnosis of a mystical sectarian technologist:
I am the very model of a modern Scientologist.

There's thirty other verses I could post without compunction,
But I'm not allowed to do it 'cause I'm under an injunction.

Self-important, adj.
More important than oneself.
Serial killer.
A processor that executes one obstruction at a time. The opposite is a parallel killer (formerly called a "mass murderer").
To kill and kill and keep killing,
Is truly and deeply fulfilling.
Caught up in the rapture
I've no fear of capture --
The danger just makes it more thrilling.

-- Hannibal Emptor

Servile, adj.
Exhibiting fawning obedience to someone besides me.
The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence -- a rational response to the near-extinction of the terrestrial variety.
Singularity, The.
The Techno-Rapture. A black hole in the extropian worldview whose gravity is so intense that no light can be shed on what lies beyond it.
Skip it, Jack.
Slavery, n.
Involuntary servitude. The ingenious rulers of the republic of Acirema have devised a highly efficient method of slavery, in which the most productive citizens work in bondage for six months of every year; the fruit of their labors enriches the public coffers and provides for the comfort and ease of the rest of the population. So clever are the nobility of Acirema that these slaves are kept utterly unaware of their captivity: during the period of their enslavement, they are free to move about, unhindered by collar or fetters, the same as the rest of the year, and free to pursue whatever work they choose. The slaves believe themselves to be free men and women, with power over the disposition of their output. This illusion is maintained by a yearly ritual in which the slaves are allowed to choose whether to be robbed by Tweedledee or Tweedledum.
Smart drugs.
Drugs with the native intelligence to keep their heads down and their mouths shut -- i.e., drugs that are smarter than their users.
Spelling, Aaron.
The Abominable Showman.
Swimming pool, n.
A walled-in pond (for Thoreau-going modernists).