Slackmos and Electronic Devices:
Most slackmos are electronics junkies by nature. Electronics by any means are time consumers for slackmos. By that I mean, he is either watching TV, on the telephone, cell phone or he is on one of the many PC’s or laptops somewhere in the house. His body is constantly tied to some kind of electronic device. Whoever invented wireless computers….this doesn’t help! All it does is allow your slackmo do bring the electronic device with him wherever he goes. Which of course prevents him from doing anything else? Like life.

My first example:
My slackmo’s idea of spending time with the family is to be physically sitting in the same room with his laptop. Many a meal at the kitchen table have we spent with his friend the laptop. I think I even put a plate out for it once and served it some lasagna.

Another example:
I once spent an entire five hour car ride with my slackmo who rode in the passenger seat so he could use his laptop or call into one of his fifty conference calls. I realized he didn’t really know where he was or who he was with when I’d start speaking to him and he didn’t answer. He was too busy concentrating on writing his next text message while listening to his MP3 player.

Yet another example:
Okay, I could keep going on forever with these examples, so I’ll just share one more. My slackmo just can’t see to keep his fingers off of his Navigation system for the car. Who invented this device! Everytime I ride with him he can’t seem to leave it alone. I’m constantly worried about his driving safety. He is so attached to this thing, he even named it Bambi because of the sultry woman’s voice on the system. He always has time to play with Bambi but doesn’t seem to have time to take the filfthy car to the wash.

Yes, electronics make the world a more efficient place but they also give slackmos portability. They can now travel anywhere, at least physically, without actually being there or contributing in anyway possible. Have slackmo will travel.

Yes, this is the wife of Slackmo, yours truly, ready to nag, coming to you from a disbelief in the fact that my lazy husband has added another “slackmo” activity to his list (this website) to prevent him from helping out around the house. I told my husband he couldn’t put up this website unless he gave me a “nagging corner” to go along with it. Touché!

One of our goals here at Slackmo is to create a comprehensive reference for how to handle life situations in the most efficient manner. In particular, the manner that pushes out as much work as far into the future as possible. Please check out the link to the right hand side referring to Slackipedia. Our first two articles cover the topics of Dishwashing and Weddings. They aren’t really related topics, but I had some ideas for those two topics immediately ready. Enjoy.

Ben FranklinThe Boston Globe has published an article on the great cultural history of slacking in America. I can’t believe that they use the “L-word” (laziness) slur in a publication, but it just goes to show you how long we have to go in teaching tolerance in America.

Based on this article we may need to make Ben Franklin our patron saint.

Link to Boston Globe article

Welcome to Slackmo.com, The Guide to Low Effort Living.  Slacking, after all, is a kind of perfectionism where one seeks to minimize the amount of effort required to live our lives.  Slackers drive the advancement of civilization through their constant drive to find easier ways to do things.  Through our lack of efforts, we improve efficiency by cutting out unnecessary activities.  So the next time someone accuses you of being a “couch potato” sitting on your couch, tell them that the progress of civilization depends upon your present inactivity.

I’m amazed that I actually got around to this. I’ll keep it updated whenever I get around to it.

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