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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 how the world really is, despite the pain or hardships that it may entail. 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. Most people would rather just take the blue pill and lead happy, uninformed lives, ignoring how screwed up the world really is.
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. I can't believe Mike lets his girlfriend tell him what to do—what a blue pill.
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He was taken ill in the night - quite prostrate he was - in consequence of Crab; and after being drugged with black draughts and blue pills, to an extent which Demple (whose father was a doctor) said was enough to undermine a horse's constitution, received a caning and six chapters of Greek Testament for refusing to confess.
"We may ultimately need pink and blue pills, but in order to get there we need to understand what the mechanisms are that are female-specific or male-specific so that we can design more personalized therapies that are going to help reduce pain for women and men in the long run," he said.
The twice-married dad of two said of his passion for women: "I don't need the bloody blue pills. I can still bloody do it.
Blue pills, originally cooked up to mimic the effects of pharmaceutical Valium (diazepam), have been manufactured in such big numbers and at such little cost that they have created a an epidemic of their own.
A Freedom of Information request reveals demand is growing for the little blue pills, used to treat erectile dysfunction, with the price tag rising steadily since 2015.
Forest Hall's Scott Whinfield was caught by police with over 250 of the blue pills in a pub.
Scott Whinfield, of Edwin Avenue, Forest Hall, was caught by police with over 250 of the blue pills in a pub.
The American pop rock band from Los Angeles, California is set to perform to the country on March 5, 2019 for their Red Blue Pills Tour, the Philippine Concerts announced it on Tuesday afternoon.
A DOG had its stomach pumped yesterday after it discovered a bag full of sausage rolls filled with "blue pills and white powder" while out walking with its owner.
The blue pills were sealed in small clear plastic bags and were found in the street by officers from the Kirklees Rural Neighbourhood Policing team.
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Peter Williams says in a Bronx Supreme Court lawsuit that he had a prescription for the little blue pills but Detective Howell Daniel "verbally threatened and harassed" him before cuffing him on charges of possession of a controlled substance.
From anticipation to disappointment in 30 seconds flat - I need the betting equivalent of Pele's little blue pills.
President Obama put it this way: "There's going to be some disagreement, but if there's broad agreement that in this situation the blue pill works better than the red pill, and it turns out the blue pills are half as expensive as the red pill, then we want to make sure that doctors and patients have that information available to them."