1) The name of a great independent
film from 1991
featuring such novelties
's pap smear. Shot in Austin
, Texas, on a shoestring budget, it may be about the definitive movie
on Slackers forever after.
Tends to be sort of affectionate slang in this context.
2) Synonym for a typical member
of Generation X
(born 1964-1981 roughly). Anyone
who smoked reefer, wore
flannel or owned the Chronic
or any music
, the Red Hot Chili Peppers
, Pearl Jam
, etc., in the first
half of the 1990s
. Anyone who liked movies directed
by Quentin Tarantino
to be neutral slang, when used
in this context.
3) Antonym of a politically aware member of the Baby Boom
generation (born 1946-1963 roughly). Someone who thought of the Beatles
being as historically
relevant today as the Civil War
or the War of 1812
In this context
is usually pejorative
4) A description of a young man in the early 20th Century, who avoided military
duty. An amoral
, lazy coward
in this context
1) The movie Slacker was brilliant. I could not stop seeing
people I grew up with portrayed in the characters. It's a great
movie to smoke weed and watch, when you're bored
and not in the mood to write your Master's Thesis.
2) Wow. Lots
at Lollapalooza this year again. I wish someone would
shoot Ani DeFranco.
3) You fucking Slackers
think that Reaganomics was cool. You probably never even heard of Kent State
or the Montgomery
Bus Boycott. Too bad you weren't old enough to have
had to have
been drafted and sent
4) You yellow-bellied slackers
will be court-martialed, when General Patton returns from the Battle of the Bulge.