From Huffington Post:
Where Did ‘Dumpster Fire’ Come From? Where Is It Rolling?
🔥 🔥 🔥 The trash insult that’s burning up the internet right now. 🔥 🔥 🔥
Dumpster fire’s origins remain rather nebulous. The article Sherwood found seems fairly representative of many early uses: It’s about pop culture. One of the earliest Urban Dictionary definitions of the phrase, from 2008, specifies: “In entertainment or sports, a laughably poor performance.” Other early examples show up in voicey political blogs, like this 2006 screed about the Republican Party’s ethical scandals...
That "2006 screed"?
Actually, I've coined a lot of words and phrases and metaphors over the years, like "Republicans stand on the Overpass of History lobbing cinder blocks into traffic."
Hell, I even wrote a post about it once upon a time :-)
The 10th blogiversary fundraiser continues with the Town Hall Year of 2010....
As it turned out, over the last 10 years, I not only had fun with music and poems and writing and graphics and podcasting, but I also coined a lot of terms, most of which didn't stick.
Still, as long as I'm amused :-)
There was Christopath.
David Brooks: The Plutocrat's Beat Poet
Rovine spongiform encephalopathy ™ (Wherein the Rove mindset continues to eat the brain right out of Conservatism's collective skull, while everyone agrees that Karl Rove specifically and Conservatives generally will never be asked any hard questions about anything because the past is stinky and dark and nobody really knows what happened anyway.)
Burning Man for Birchers.
Half Fox and Half Free.
And Strategic Forgettery among many others.
Some people might say that in a world overflowing with really shitty and wildly overcompensated writers, it's kinda odd that in all the years I have been at this I have never been so much as offered any kind of paid writing gig anywhere.
Yes, some people might indeed say that :-)