Due to rampant overuse and abuse by net denizens, especially Slashdot folks, the use of the Matrix movie analogy of the red pill vs. the blue pill choice has been banned for an indeterminate length of time. Apparently, the over use of any cloying movie phraseology can have deleterious effects on our own reality.
Researchers at the University of Southern California have discovered a small but measurable effect on the subatomic particles known as “strange quarks” by the overuse of movie cliches. Ever since these subatomic particles have been discovered in the 60’s (and on reanalysis of the data, as far back as 1947) their behavior seems to be inexplicably linked to the use of overdone cliches, especially those from motion pictures and television; at this point in time, art house films appear to be free of this effect.
At this time government officials from the NATO nations are treating this as a potential security issue and are looking at possible military intervention in the more blatant instances of abuse of movie cliches. The Slashdot crowd have responded by “slashdotting” the Department of Defense computers and the INTERPOL database computers.
We will report on this issue as more details are revealed; IF we are all still here.