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.

WTF? Japanese Version Of "We Are The World"

Just, you know, in the spirit of holiday giving...