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WWI: Don't Be a Slacker!

It was an unseasonably warm, sunny day when Aaron Krick of Reading wandered along the railroad tracks outside of Dauberville on October 8, 1918.  At 65 degrees, it was a perfect day for a walk and Krick had no intention of breaking the law. 911 more words

History

C- for Effort

I had a boss who used to tell me that “A players hired A players, and B players hired C players.”  You could always tell how good a leader was by who she hired.  505 more words

University Of Broken Dreams

“Slackers” - An Early Photo Diary by Zerkalou

Last year, most of my friends and I were exiting our high school phase into the idyllic post-adolescence of adulthood, which of course, is strife with malaise, a perpetual confrontation with inadequacies as both artists and people, and ultimately, without proper guidance or assurance whatsoever. 344 more words

Music

SLACKERS SAVE THE WORLD FROM INTERDIMENSIONAL HORRORS: WHAT THE HELL DID I JUST READ?

Sometimes a book has the perfect title, that tells you exactly what you’re about to find inside the covers.  The new book by David Wong, What the Hell Did I Just Read? 541 more words

Review

Postwar settlin' down

Pros: Amusing romance of a disappearing lifeway on the Monterey waterfront

Cons: Very predictable, sometimes seems condescending to characters

In 1962 the Swedish Academy awarded the Nobel Prize for literature to John Steinbeck for the intermittently poetic but desolate works like… 633 more words

American Literature

Tortilla Flat is not so comforting but still wonderful

This was Mridula’s contribution to the John Steinbeck Centenary Writeoff I organized on epinions in 2002:

Pros: A book worth reading, talks about things out of my comfort zone. 900 more words

American Literature

French protesters seize on Macron's 'slacker' slur -- "People who succeed and people who are nothing."

AFP

© AFP | Demonstrators in the city of Lille hold a sign reading ‘The slackers (faineants) are in the street’

PARIS (AFP) – French President Emmanuel Macron has sparked a backlash by calling opponents of his labour reforms “slackers” — and the word became a rallying cry Tuesday for thousands taking to the streets against the overhaul. 342 more words