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TSF48: One with the Puppies

Posted on January 2, 2013 | By Patty Pino | No Comments

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The Slacker Factor Podcast, Episode 48: One with the Puppies

Episode 48: Peeing pets, back-to-school night, the unity of the universe, and the beautiful blues of Gary Clark, Jr. all make for entertaining conversation on TSF. Chew your liquids, drink your food, avoid the a-holes, and listen.

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Meandering Rant: “Inconsiderate Asshole” by Rob

Book Report: “Chew it, Baby”, brought to you by Patty

Music Segment: Gary Clarke, Jr. “When My Train Pulls In”, presented by Christian

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All I need is this ashtray, the paddle game, the remote control, this lamp, and The Slacker Factor podcast.

The recession is over! Really??

Posted on September 20, 2010 | By Christian | No Comments

June 1 2009 - the new groundhog day?

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) has announced the Great Recession is over!  Apparently the experts have decided it began in December 2007 and ended in June 2009.  I don’t know what to say other than “what??”.

My recommendation is that everyone please send these people a new calendar for the holidays.  Apparently their calendars only go up to June 2009.
You can send them to:
NBER
c/o Graduate Center of the City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue
Suite 5318
New York, NY 10016-4309
And if you are really inspired you can call them every day to let them know the date.  (212) 817-7955

Negative? Who? Me???

Posted on May 19, 2010 | By Christian | 1 Comment

Borrowed from BT Internet Rangers

I was talking with a buddy of mine who reads the Slacker Factor and he commented that he enjoys the blog and podcast, but he said he thought I was a bit negative at times.  Maybe even bordering on angry on occasion. I certainly don’t view myself as angry.  In fact I know for certain that today the sun came up, a puppy was born, and a baby took his first steps.  So, life is great!

Unfortunately, Glenn Beck still sucks.

Nature? pffff! We could do better.

Posted on April 20, 2010 | By Patty Pino | No Comments

From: Joe
To: Patty Pino
Subject: Nature? pffff! We could do better
 
 
University of Guelph in Ontario has created  a new eco-friendly “Enviropig”!

Mmmm...capitalism.

The new earth friendly pigs can now produce excrement without damaging the environment! Yaaay, we’re all saved by science!

…Since when the F@#$ have animals craping been BAD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT!!

p.s.  as you might have guessed, in reality, the only environment being damaged are the confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs), which is a creepy story unto itself. 

It seems to me like another finger in the dam of profit-streamlining living things AKA our food supply.

This has been an angry moment with-
Joe
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Read more about what Joe was miffed about at “Genetically Engineered ‘EnviroPig’ Waiting For US Approval“  For other frightening food news, check out this clip from The Daily Show.

~pp

iPad Envy

Posted on April 14, 2010 | By Christian | No Comments

From "We Blog Cartoons"

Alright, I admit it.  I have iPad envy… and its not because my iPhone is small.  Well, maybe it is.  Anyway, I was out the other night chilling with the family having some sushi and the table next to me of college kids had a new iPad and were showing it off.  And damn!  It is as cool as it looks on TV.  I haven’t actually had the chance to hold one and play with it but it does look seriously cool.

One thing that can go away is the constant media attention to it.  I can’t turn on the TV or radio without someone talking about iPad this or iPad that.  Its everywhere! Which is probably why they have sold 500k of them already.

Does everyone who writes and article or has a blog feel compelled to write about the thing?  Oh wait.  Anyway, I don’t think I will be able to get a P.O. from the wife to get one anytime soon so I will have to learn to live with envy.

And my iPhone is not small.

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