I am going to institute the new phrase “Robocop 3 you”. It means, when someone tries to get you all geeked up about something that they think is the most awesome thing ever and it turns out to be a big steamimg pile of poop. For instance:
“I don’t want to Robocop 3 you, but the band ‘The Good the Bad and the Queen’ is the cat’s pajamas”.
“Why did you have to go and Robocop 3 us by making us watch that god awful ‘Robocop 3’? Robot ninjas I
can usually get on board with, but this….”
Notice how the first phrase is prefaced by a warning about being Robocop 3’d? That means I am not at fault for your opinion, or mine for that matter.
The term comes from my high school days when Brian Croitori taped our eyelids open and strapped us to the theater chair, forcing us to watch that piece of human excrement. For some reason, he also painted our faces all Kabuki and stuff. The phrase is to be used in the vain of “Jump the shark”, but doesn’t involve “sharks”,”jumping”, or “the”.