The Cecil B. DeMille Syndrome: “The Cecil B. DeMille Syndrome. n. 1. Named for the Hollywood director famous for his casts of thousands–The Ten Commandments, Samson and Delilah, Cleopatra, and many others. 2. The tendency of student writers to begin their essays, no matter how…”
(Via Matthew G. Kirschenbaum.)
i still do this, and i think it is justified to some extent.