Slackers Inc.


Because slacking off can be hard work. Let me do it for you.

It’s almost that time of year again! The day that I always insist is my favorite holiday, yet the one I’ve become increasingly ambivalent about as I get older and lazier. I can’t believe I just said that out loud. It hurts to do so. But Halloween for me is evolving into more of a source of stress than entertainment. If there was a costume fairy that would deliver an awesome get-up to my front door, complete with plans for where to wear it, that would be a different story. However, the amount of effort required, not only to think of something creative to don but to then go out and execute it, has turned into more of a chore than a delight. This year, it’s not so much that I want to go out for Halloween as much as I don’t want to NOT have gone. Know what I mean? So I’m still on the fence as to whether or not there will be a dead German girl roaming the streets of Queens in a week. There may be a dead American chick trapped inside a warehouse on 11th avenue however because I bought tickets to the scariest haunted house in America without realizing how ridiculously intense it is and now I am legitimately scared. Anyway! Here are some links:

In keeping with the Halloween theme, here are 50 little known facts about horror movies.

I’m turning into a serious sap when it comes to stories about older couples and their relationships. I may have to get another cat.

My aunt Barbara sent me this video about a Japanese man who just may save the world. Incredible.

I’m still a sucker for treehouses.

Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semi-colons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to college – Kurt Vonnegut

And more harsh but eye-opening writing tips from great authors. 

Jordan Matter took a bunch of pictures of athletes doing all their athletics all over the place.

Eleven reasons why guys are the new girls. Sorry dudes.

I didn’t even know a bonobo was a thing. WTF!

Finally, this is the best article I’ve seen on Thought Catalog in a long time!

Now stop being such a slacker and go get a costume already! I’ll be inside watching Sopranos reruns while you do.

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  • Anna

    Treehouses? Amazing. Terrifying haunted houses? Not so amazing!

  • Beedee

    NPR reran the Storycore post on Friday and where it stands today and I cried! Loved the valentine, glad you do too.

  • AwesomelyOZ

    Lol Men. Are. Women. Well, a good amount I come across – but maybe I have more cojones than most men.

    • AwesomelyOZ

      that video about the couple made me tear up at work holy smokes. that was the cutest and saddest thing… ITS JUST SO SAD!!

  • Alisha

    I just re-read your post on Thought Catalog. It really is magical. Nice work.

    • Kelly

      Thank you Alisha!