imp. Hacker-standard way of suggesting that the person
to whom you are speaking has succumbed to terminal geekdom (see
). Often heard on USENET
, esp. as a way of
suggesting that the target is taking some obscure issue of
too seriously. This exhortation was popularized by
on a Saturday Night Live
episode in a speech that
ended "Get a *life*!
", but some respondents believe it to
have been in use before then.