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slack (slàk) adjective
1.Moving slowly; sluggish: a slack pace.
2.Lacking in activity; not busy: a slack season for the travel business.
3.Not tense or taut; loose: a slack rope; slack muscles.
4.Lacking firmness; flaccid: a slack grip.
5.Lacking in diligence or due care or concern; negligent: a slack worker.
6.Flowing or blowing with little speed: a slack current; slack winds.
slacked, slacking, slacks verb, transitive
1.To make slower or looser; slacken.
2.To be careless or remiss in doing: slack one's duty.
3.To slake (lime).
1.To be or become slack.
2.To evade work; shirk.
1.A loose part, as of a rope or sail.
2.A lack of tension; looseness.
3.A period of little activity; a lull.
4.a. A cessation of movement in a current of air or water. b. An area of still water.
5.Unused capacity: still some slack in the economy.
6. slacks. Casual trousers that are not part of a suit.
In a slack manner: a banner hanging slack.
- phrasal verb.
To decrease in activity or intensity.
[Middle English slak, from
Old English slæc.]
- slack´ly adverb
- slack´ness noun
One that shirks work or responsibility, especially one that tries to evade military service in wartime.
Volition: The exercise of
the will: Volition in general: Unwillingness
slacker, shirker, slouch,
forced labor, slave labor, unwilling servant, slowpoke
slowpoke: slouch, sloucher, slacker
negligence: trifler, slacker, malingerer, waster, idler
avoider: shirker, slacker, slouch, goldbrick, idler
idler: slacker, goof-off, goldbrick, clock-watcher
indifference: Laodicean, slacker
undutifulness: slacker, idler
_Slacker_ (vhs/ntsc) (avi)(688.6megs)(1991)
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Presents a day in the life in Austin, Texas among its social outcasts and misfits, predominantly the twenty-something set, using a series of linear vignettes. These characters, who in some manner just don't fit into the establishment norms, move seamlessly from one scene to the next, randomly coming and going into one another's lives. Highlights include a UFO buff who adamantly insists that the U.S. has been on the moon since the 1950s, a woman who produces a glass slide purportedly of Madonna's pap smear, and an old anarchist who sympathetically shares his philosophy of life with a robber.
The key to this movie is Linklater's taxi monologue.
About quantum theory and Schroedinger's cat. Each time one potential outcome becomes the case, the other potentials collapse. But all other outcomes are thought to exist in alternate realities. Each time we become invested in one branch of the narrative, the camera takes us somewhere else. But the character we leave continues to exist and his or her story is assumed to continue -- only not before our eyes.
Full Cast and Crew (in credits order)
Richard Linklater .... Should Have Stayed at the Bus Station
I just had the weirdest dream, back on the bus there... Do you ever have those dreams where they are just completely real? I mean they're so vivid, it's just like, completely real... And there's always something bizarre going on in those... I have one every two years or something.. I always remember 'em really good... Like there's always someone getting run over, or something really weird... One time I had lunch with Tolstoy. Another time I was a roadie for Frank Zappa... Anyway, so this dream I just had it was just like that except instead of anything bizarre going on, there was nothing going on at all... man.. it was like the omega man, there was just nobody around... I was just travelling around, staring out the windows and buses and trains and cars you know... when I was at home i was flipping through the TV stations endlessly... reading. I mean how many dreams do you ahve where you read in a dream? You know... wait. damn, there was this book i just read on the bus... you know, it was my dream so I guess I wrote it or something... but uh.. anyway it was bizarre... the premise for this whole book was that every thought you have create its own reality. its like every choice and decision you make the thing you choose not to do fractions off and becomes its own reality and it goes on from there...forever. in the Wizard of Oz, when Dorothy meets the Scarecrow and they do that little dance at that crossroads and they think about going in all those directions and end up going that one direction? all those other directions just because they thought about it became separate realities.. they just went on from there and lived the rest of their lives, entire different movies but we'll never see it because we're trapped in this one reality restriction type of thing...
Maris Strautmanis .... Giant Cappuccino
Brecht Andersch .... Dostoyevsky Wannabe
Tom Pallotta .... Looking for Missing Friend
Jerry Delony .... Been on the Moon Since the 50's
Heather West .... Tura Santana Look-Alike
John Spath .... Co-op Guy
Ron Marks .... Bush Basher
Daniel Dugan .... Comb Game Player
Brian Crockett .... Sadistic Comb Game Player
Scott Marcus .... Ultimate Loser
Stella Weir .... Stephanie from Dallas
Teresa Taylor .... Papsmear Pusher
Mark Harris .... T-Shirt
Greg Wilson .... Anti-Traveller
Deborah Pastor .... Wants to Leave Country
Gina Lalli .... Sidewalk Psychic
Sharon Roos .... Devoted Follower
Frank Orrall .... Happy-Go-Lucky Guy
Skip Fulton Jr. .... Two for One Special
Abra Moore .... Has Change
Lori Capp .... Traumatized Yacht Owner
Gus Vayas .... Cranky Cook
Louis Black .... Paranoid Paper Reader
Don Stroud .... Recluse in Bathrobe
Janelle Coolich .... Shut-in Girlfriend
Aleister Barron .... Peeping Kid
Albans Benchoff .... Coke Machine Robber
Nigel Benchoff .... Budding Capitalist Youth
Zara Barron .... Coke Heist Accomplist
Kevin Whitley .... Jilted Boyfriend
Steven Anderson .... Guy Who Tosses Typewriter
Has Faith in Groups You know, that's what I hate: when you start talking like this, like you just pull in these things from the shit you read, and you haven't thought it out for yourself, no bearing on the world around us, and totally unoriginal.
Based on Authoritative Sources Okay, great. Personal attacks now, is that it? I thought we were beyond that.
Has Faith in Groups It's like you just pasted together these bits and pieces from your "authoritative sources." I don't know. I'm beginning to suspect there's nothing really in there.
Based on Authoritative Sources Suspect? You're beginning to suspect? Oh, that's rich, that's really rich. So what? At least what is there, is based on good sources.
Scott Van Horn .... Nova
Lee Daniel .... GTO
Charles Gunning .... Hitchhiker Awaiting "True Call"
Tamsy Ringler .... Video Interviewer
Luke Savisky .... Video Cameraman
Meg Brennan .... Sitting at Cafe
Phillip Hostak .... Hit Up for Cigarettes
D. Angus MacDonald .... Video Playing Store Security
Shelly Kristaponis .... Shoplifter
And remember: the passion for destruction is also a creative passion.
Jack Meredith .... Get-away Accomplice
Clark Walker .... Cadillac Crook (as Clark Lee Walker)
Kalman Spelletich .... Video Backpacker
"To me, my thing is, a video image is much more powerful and useful than
an actual event. Like back when I used to go out, when I was last out,
I was walking down the street and this guy, that came barreling out of
a bar, fell right in front of me, and he had a knife right in his back,
landed right on the ground and... Well, I have no reference to it now.
I can't put it on pause. I can't put it on slow mo and see all the little
details. And the blood, it was all wrong. It didn't look like blood. The
hue was off. I couldn't adjust the hue. I was seeing it for real,
but it just wasn't right. And I didn't even see the knife impact on the
body. I missed that part."
Siqgouri Wilkovich .... Slapping Boyfriend
John Hawkins .... Choking Girlfriend
Scott Rhodes .... Disgruntled Grad Student
Having a Breakthrough
Day Hey man you want a card? They're um... Oblique
Strategies... no two cards are alike, you can think about whatever
you want, and you take a card...
[Oblique Strategies was invented by Brian Eno]
Cadillac Crook Sure..
Having a Breakthrough Day what did you get?
Cadillac Crook it
says uh... "withdrawing in disgust is not the same thing as apathy..."
Having a Breakthrough Day I've had a total recalibration of my mind, you know. I mean, it's like, I've been banging my head against this 19th century type, um, what? Thought mode? Construct? Human construct? Well, the wall doesn't exist. It's not there, you know. I mean, they tell you, look for the light at the end of the tunnel. Well, there is no tunnel. There's just no structure. The underlying order is chaos, man, I mean everything is in one big ball of fluctuating matter. Constant state of change. You know? I mean, across that great quantum divide is this new consciousness and, you know, I don't know what it's gonna be like but I know that we're all part of it.. I mean it's new physics, you can't look at something without changing it... You know, anything... I mean, like that's almost beyond my imagination... It's just like that butterfly flapping its wings in Galvaston, and somewhere down the road apace, it's gonna create a monsoon in China...
Working on Same Painting Sorry I'm late.
Having a Breakthrough Day That's all right. Time doesn't exist.
rest of cast listed alphabetically
Mike Enright .... Bicyclist (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Production Design by
Anne Walker-McBay .... production manager
D. Montgomery .... sound
"Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it."
- Mahatma Gandhi
1 Credits-Explanation 02:07 2 HoS 286 A 15:40 Bleepo "Abnormal" Quoate Robocop "HoSII" Intro Time Machine -- "Time Changes Space" HoS HORROR Intro Clebe McClary on Stang MTV-SubG spot Rant on Freedom of Speech Jello Biafra on his Bust 3 HoS 286 Aa 07:23 Memory Sickness from Killing Fields Hunter S. Thompson on Bush I George Bush in "The Time Machine" KPFA "America Slack" 4 HoS 286 Ab 05:16 Robocop: "Cut Us Some Slack" "Bob" and BibleMoney (from Townsend) Pledge Barrage Robocop- Dugs The Monitors 5 HoS 286 B 11:59 Danny Sugarman on Jim Morrison Tim Leary on "Choosing Your Majors" 6 HoS 286 Bb "YahwehOne" song by Rev. 3.0 03:46 7 HoS 286 Bc 12:32 MTV News Order of Dagon rant... Mezlim title of order Fr. Guido Sarducci Rant on LIES IN AMERICAN LIFE from news, Neal Wilgus' National Cathedral rumor, end 8 EndID-PO-WWW 00:59