Sunday, December 21, 2008

Richard Linklater, "Slacker"

I should have named this post "birth of a blog post" because it hits exactly on that topic...

Anyway, yesterday evening, I was scrolling around over at "the Fly's" place and found a link to this article in the comment section. It scared the bejesus out of me. So, I decided I better get a little educated about its origin since I figured it was from some marginal source.

It is, kind of... What I found is that the website Infowars is the brainchild of Alex Jones, a "paleo conservative" who hosts a controversial radio program that veers towards conspiracy theories, etc. But what I found more interesting was that he was featured in the movie "Waking Life" which was directed by Richard Linklater, one of my favorite film directors. Below you'll find the clip that features Alex Jones.

Anyway, it got me thinking about one of my all-time favorite movies, "Slacker," also directed by Linklater.  This is the type of movie that when I was 18 I'd try and get my friends to watch. I was always so enthusiastic about it but everyone else just seemed bored. 

So I found a dude who linked the movie in its entirety on youtube, and I've gone through the trouble of making 10 links to each segment of the movie here.  Bonus points if you see the "Ron Paul" reference...

Consider it an early Christmas gift from DT. Here goes!

Slacker Part 1.

Slacker Part 2.

Slacker Part 3.

Slacker Part 4.

Slacker Part 5.

Slacker Part 6.

Slacker Part 7.

Slacker Part 8.

Slacker Part 9.

Slacker Part 10.


little2rich4u said...

I'm sure even your Richie hating self will find this one funny:

Dinosaur Trader said...

You have a perm.


little2rich4u said...

You surf.

We can go back and forth all night.

Dinosaur Trader said...

No wait... you... have... a... perm.

You have a perm and you wear mirror sunglasses. You have a perm and you wear mirror sunglasses.

I can't get past that. You have a perm. And you wear mirror sunglasses.


Complacent Panda said...


little2rich4u said...

You're just joshin' my style but next time you head out to Supercuts you'll be waving my picture to the stylist saying:

"Ma'am, I only have $18 to my name but if you could please make me look like this wealthy young fellow I would forever be grateful to you"

Anonymous said...

Dude has a perm! He could have all the money in the world, but he'll still wake up tomorrow with a perm.

Complacent Panda said...


PS: While most of the laughter is directed to the perm, I got up to Slackers part 6 last night. I enjoy it. Talk about brilliant transitioning; not to mention the conversations. I can see why some might be skeptical, but each scene has its own brilliance. Enjoyed the Madona pap smear scene much as well.

little2rich4u said...

You're all lame. Look at DT, he couldn't come back at me thus I WIN AGAIN. LOSERS. Don't mess with get....BURNED!

*sizzle* *sizzle*