May 2: problem saturation
A process by which Mainstream Media addresses an issue incessantly, building up to a sense of pending doom. Of course, the problem, while worrisome, does not pose the grave threat they would like you to believe. Finally, MSM abandons coverage of the problem completely, moving on to another problem.
"Honey, why don't we hear any news about the drug cartels anymore?"
"That was last month's problem saturation, dear."
Problem saturation - http://www.urbandictionary.com/ hits the nail right on the head with this Word of the Day! (Truly I heart you UD! Where else can I look up all those hip words and phrases that the teens use? ie: asshat, pwned, bromance, tool, etc.)
Ahh, the media! They are so adept at stirring the public into a frenzy. Observe Heidi and Spencer above. They are completely isolated on a deserted beach and yet are tools enough to buy into the hype and wear masks. No wonder Brody broke off his bromance with Spencer! He is totally pwned by media. I bet they aren't eating pork either. What an asshat.
Regular influenza - the flu - kills 36,000 people a year. Let me know when the Swine Flu, H1N1, Hamthrax, Spamdemic catches up. Stay tuned to your local stations for next week's problem saturation...