August 8th, 2001

MrButtlertronPimp

Lord of the rings... aren't they making a movie about that?

Overworked? Sign up for National Slacker Day

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's workers are being urged to think of their health and take it easy with a new campaign for a National Slacker Day on August 23.

With stressed-out British employees working the longest hours in Europe, the campaign, launched by a clothing and record company Oncus, wants people to recognise the value of rest and relaxation outside the workplace.

"It is vital to understand the importance of doing nothing. Slacking is a necessity," actor and writer Simon Pegg, a supporter of the National Slacker Day, said in a statement.

"How can you possibly comprehend the value of your own hectic endeavour if you don't occasionally put your feet up and experience a state of complete calm."

The campaigners say they want to contact as many people in Britain as possible and urge them -- for the sake of their health -- to stay in bed on August 23 and enjoy a guilt-free day of relaxation and de-stress.

Supporters of the campaign can sign a petition for National Slacker Day at www.slackerday.com
MrButtlertronPimp

Twenty minutes in, and my wife was openly wondering if this constituted the sort of spousal abuse that would get her more than 50% in the divorce

Holy crap... I just got done watching South Park. It was a pretty stupid episode about a talking towel that liked to get high. Basically that was the whole episode, the towel liked to get high. Well I was watching it with the "jiggas" because that's the only TV that has cable. Every time that towel said, "so you wanna get high," it was uproarious laughter. Fucking lamos.