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22 July 2005 @ 10:56 am
slacking off  
Weird, I almost forgot to post today.

Re-watched "Slacker" last night. Such a good film. It's amazing how timely it is almost twenty years later. You've got characters complaining about how President Bush is claiming a mandate with having won just over half the vote, talk of terrorism on American soil, and of course tons of conspiracy theorizing.

It was interesting to hear in the making of part, that when Linkletter made it, the term "slacker" didn't have the negative connotations it currently has. To his eyes, the term just refered to counter-culture types, people outside of the mainstream.

Listening to: Magnetic Fields - "I Think I Need a New Heart"
lilyvalleylilyvalley on July 22nd, 2005 08:07 am (UTC)
tsk, tsk. She doesn't look very comfortable there. In fact, she looks like she's ready to slide right off.
...wyndebreaker on July 22nd, 2005 08:39 am (UTC)
Slacker is one of my all-time favorites. Must have watched it 100 times in college.
There was a group of friends that I used to hang out with at a warehouse in San Francisco, and one of the guys there always seemed familiar. One day while talking to him, I remembered why.
He was the "TV Guy" in Slacker.

His name is Kal and he's a performance artist specializing ain machine art:
Francis the Talking Mulezipzilla on July 22nd, 2005 08:49 am (UTC)
I haven't watched that movie in years!
Still don't think of "slacker" in a negative light. Guess 'cause I am one. I have noticed that sometimes when I call someone else one jokingly, they actually get a little defensive.
hopefoothopefoot on July 22nd, 2005 10:01 am (UTC)
Any idea who that model is? She looks familiar.
bootykid on July 22nd, 2005 01:58 pm (UTC)
She looks like she got caught with her hand in the cookie jar... so to speak.