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TSF44: Strange Changes – NOW ONLINE!

Posted on August 28, 2012 | By Patty Pino | No Comments

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The Slacker Factor Podcast, Episode 44: Strange Changes

Episode 44: Yes, we are all experiencing job transitions. Yes, all three of us all at the same time. Yes, we speak about the potential for greatness and the fear of uncertainty. Yes, we did close the show with a killer tune. Yes, you should check it out. Here’s to change!

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Meandering Rant: Hosted by Christian, not a formal rant but a conversation about our career changes.

Book Report: “Adapting to Change” by Patty

Music Segment: Rocket From The Crypt, and their song “Ditch Digger”, brought to you by Rob

The Slacker Factor podcast is poised and ready to serve the needs of every listener. Of course, our listeners are slacking, so we’ll never know what is really needed (beyond cheesy-poof snacky snacks.)

TSF43: The Universal Language – NOW ONLINE!

Posted on July 15, 2012 | By Patty Pino | No Comments

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The Slacker Factor Podcast, Episode 43: The Universal Language

Episode 43: Do you believe, on some level, we all speak the same language? Imagine what your life would be if you were born in a different time or place. Do you think we are all connected? Explore more on living, where ideas come from, sibling rivalry, the comic mind, the Harry Potter ride, puke, Universal Studios, and Astrid Suryanto on this episode of The Slacker Factor.

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Meandering Rant: by Patty, “On Living”

Book Report: “Where Ideas Come From,” a conversation hosted by Rob

Music Segment: the music of Astrid Suryanto, brought to you by Christian

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TSF41: Songs & Souls – NOW ONLINE!

Posted on May 22, 2012 | By Patty Pino | No Comments

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The Slacker Factor Podcast, Episode 41: Songs & Souls

Episode 41: Take radio and your emotions to the next level, learn how to change your oil, and rock out to a new band channeling cool sounds, all on this latest adventure of your favorite podcast.

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Meandering Rant: “Commercial Radio Programming” by Rob

Book Report: Basic Car Maintainance, as explained by Christian

Music Segment: The London Souls “Steady are you Ready” presented by Patty

Chris spoke about: Edmunds Oil Change Info

Patty’s four shows in 30 Days…
…Jane’s Addiction http://www.janesaddiction.com/
…Henry Rollins http://two1361.com/
…The Revival Tour http://www.therevivaltour.com/
…Garland Jeffereys http://garlandjeffreys.com/

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The Textification of American Language

Posted on May 17, 2011 | By Patty Pino | No Comments

A Meandering Rant by Steve Angiolino

TSF Episode 21 – Expressive Textplexing began with a rant from writer, chef, production professional and father-extraordinaire, Steve Angiolino.  Listen to the podcast here and read his insights, below.

I am so sick of the textification of the American Language. Of course by now everyone is used to the LOL’s and OMG’s and they are accepted additions to the vernacular. It’s the forty-five year old men who ask about my “avails” for an upcoming meeting. Or the woman who is definitely not in line for tickets to Justin Bieber, telling me she is going to send along the “deets” for a project we’re working on. I’m also sick of the “whatevs,” “probs,” and the “ushe.” Finish the damn word! It’s as if everyone is so overworked and exhausted they not only can’t finish sentences, but they haven’t enough stamina to finish words longer then six letters.

I get it when you are handcuffed by the 160-character limit and you don’t want to buck up the extra five for unlimited texting. That’s cool, I can get behind that, but when you send me an email where the sky is the limit and you can be as verbose as the annoying person on the 5:46 with the cell phone embedded in their ear, then I get annoyed. You’ve got the space, unless your fingers are cramping so hard from carpal tunnel, that you look like that weird lobster boy at the freak show in the county fair, then please take those extra few seconds and finish the words!

Trust me; I’ll be _available_ to get the _details_ _whatever _time works best for you. I won’t quit mid- sentence. I have the wherewithal to read the word right down to the last letter. I’m no Edwin Newman. I’m not on a crusade to reinstate proper American English. I just ask us forty-something’s to give up talking like 15 year olds, madly pecking away on their Blackberries about how hot Tommy looks in his basketball uniform.

Enough already, and that’s enough with a GH and not two FFs.

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Steve Angiolino has finally come to the realization that sarcasm is not a great business model. He currently lives in the Jersey suburbs with his wife and two kids and spends long periods of time staring out the back window of his house wondering, “What’s going on in Hoboken right now?” Steve is easily annoyed and often gets into odd conversations with the elderly at the local ShopRite grocery store.

Don’t Be Al Bundy

Posted on January 23, 2011 | By Patty Pino | No Comments

Way back in the 80’s, television metamorphosized from 12 free broadcast stations plus that weird UHF band into pay television, lovingly known as Cable.  Along with more TV options came the bid for another major network, and the badboy of television, the FOX network, was born.  FOX was like an unbridled teenager, free to experiment with their programming without being burdened by the trappings, traditions, and history of previous major three networks.  In the sitcome space, they lauched “Married…with Children,” one of the most culturally defining television programs of that era.

That was then...

At that time, Al Bundy and his misfit, unmotivated family ruled the airwaves and, I suppose , there was something empowering about this klan.  They were sarcastic, selfish, and non-trendy – a huge counterpoint to the buttoned-up, Izod clad yuppies that were so prevalent in those post-Disco, Regan “Just Say No” days.  Al, Peg, Kelly, and Bud, in their slovenly simplicity, were harbingers and ambassadors for the soon-to-come Seattle grunge and slacker movement of the early 90’s.  They were the original couch potatoes.

But, as ground-breaking as they were in the late 80’s, I’m here to tell you don’t be like Al Bundy.  Read more

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