Military and government jargon: The process of developing PowerPoint slides and other media that will induce coma in the audience.
"The news media sessions often last 25 minutes, with 5 minutes left at the end for questions from anyone still awake. Those types of PowerPoint presentations...are known as “hypnotizing chickens.” "
(New York Times, 4/27/10)
Off doing something time-wasting when important or interesting stuff was happening. Not even having a good time, just having another time.
When they gave out the answers, I was off having another time.