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blue pill

1. slang The choice to remain willfully ignorant of and disengaged from true reality. The term contrasts with "red pill," the choice to become aware of and engage with the real world, despite the pain or hardships that it may entail. The imagery is a reference to the 1999 film The Matrix, in which the main character is literally given a choice between a red pill, which will allow him to experience true reality for the first time, and a blue pill, which will result in him continuing to live as a prisoner in a simulated world. Taking that philosophy course was like choosing the red pill—I feel like my eyes have really been opened.
2. slang A man who rejects or remains oblivious to a conception of dominant masculinity rooted in misogyny and opposition to feminist ideals. The term contrasts with "red pill," a term for a man who holds or promotes such a conception of masculinity. (The origin of such imagery is detailed in Definition 1.) I can't believe Mike lets his girlfriend tell him what to do—what a blue pill.
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So, having taken the blue pill, all you need to do is to learn to work within the confines of this model--to learn to recite the sermons and have to create some variations on the theme, but without actually rocking the boat too much.
With an influx of CER expected in coming years, it will be important for payers not to view CER as a "blue pill versus red pill" exercise but to take a more sophisticated approach that will lend itself to improving outcomes as treatment becomes less one-size-fits-all and more tailored toward each individual.
In the world of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, no blue pill exists for Fishburne.
In rejecting the blue pill, Iran's insistence that its nuclear program is intended only for peaceful purposes, Clinton was joined by two other Gulf countries, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, to which she paid a visit on February 14 and 15.
The blue pill may be more effective for most patients, but maybe the red pill could benefit a particular group.
The number of patients being prescribed the blue pill is climbing by 20 per cent a year in some areas.
In this study of the "little blue pill" to treat what is now known as erectile dysfunction, Baglia (communication, San Jose State U.) analyzes Pfizer's marketing of Viagra in the contexts of concepts of male sexuality and gendered communication.
Now scientists believe Viagra, the little blue pill that offers hope to impotent men, can lead to blindness.
The lack of a clear definition in the Blue Pill regarding what constitutes a spin didn't help none, neither.
IF THERE WERE A LITTLE blue pill to keep consumers looking young, you can bet folks would be gobbling them up like peanuts.
Mercury symptoms have been documented in the literature from many different exposures: from the "blue pill" used in the treatment of syphilis (Hirschhorn et al.
The alternative, the blue pill, allows one to remain blissfully ignorant, a choice made by Cypher, the Judas-like character in the movie.
At a seminal moment in the movie "The Matrix," Morpheus offers Neo the choice of taking a blue pill and returning to the cocooned world of seeing what he wanted to see, or taking a red pill to see the world as it really is.
'TAKE the blue pill: the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe.
370]) sits on a Saarinen table surrounded by pill bottles and medications, a little blue pill visible on its tongue.