This is a funny new phrase.
I heard this uttered by McCain in the presidential debate; what the hell does this mean??!?!?
I was discussing this later with Michael and he seemeed to think that all the republicans have gone French existentialist on us and perhaps that the Al-Qaeda are going to attack us by highlighting the meaninglessness of existence and that being is nothing.
What a fucking Gip. I bet that they are going to use that phrase and make it an actual legitimate bona-fide notion.
(p.s. An existential threat means “threat to our very existence”— if you can’t find a nice neat phrase just invent one…)