adj. The good old days, when the hills were alive with laughter, not the infernal beeping of marauding killbots.
Real citation: "On reflection, I'm also disappointed in the angels' literalism. All of this has happened before, all of this will happen again, is such a perfect invocation of the cyclic nature of violence, slavery, war, genocide, and all the rest of it. And while we have not yet managed to have a genocidal war with killer robots (that we, uh, know of and stuff) thus far to date, well: hello, angels, history. The cycle lived both in the big killer robot stuff and in the inter-colony disputes (exploitation of Sagittaron) or the misery that was pre-killer-robot inflected New Caprica or in Danny Noon's mangled hands. I seem to remember an awful lot of those cycles, large and small, in human history."
(March 21, 2009, "4-20: "Daybreak Part 2" 2009.03.20," Television Without Pity, http://forums.televisionwithoutpity.com/index.php?s=&showtopic=3183434&view=findpost&p=11516838)
Made-up citation: "According to a new study, Obama's first term will mark the end of humanity's precious pre-killer-robot era. Hey, we had a nice run..."