AntiSlack

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Aspects:

  • Card from INWO SubGenius Card Deck – Dated 1998
  • Uncommon Card
  • Plot Card
  • Alignment: N/A
  • Attribute: N/A

Suspect Triangle Location(s):

  • N/A

Originating from the Church of the SubGenius, the term “Slack” is not clearly defined. It is known that Slack is considered a quality and centralized teachings from the church. It is assumed that Slack is of some form of a “magical system” in that to achieve some kind of good “luck” where Slack is to provide a comfortable life. According to the church this is an entitlement along not partaking to hard work or any responsibilities; hence the word “Slacker.”

Now that there is a basic understanding of what Slack is suppose to represent it should be clear that antiSlack is the polar opposite of Slack. To the SubGenius church this would probably be something of bad practice or bad luck to be related to as “antiSlack.” A good way to categorize the two words would be as follows:

Slack =One able to work hard but instead is lazy

antiSlack = A hardworker; not lazy

The attitude of one being “Slack” has the antichrist spirit attached where when lazy theft, dishonesty, cheating, etc. coming into play. Here are several scriptures which talk about slack.

“In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack.” ~ Zephaniah 3:16 KJV

“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” ~ 2 Peter 3:9 KJV

Notice the quote mentioned first in the text of the card, “When in Rome, KILL ME.” This quote is actually a title of an album and song by a indie rock group called Cud in 1989. Cud is a British rock band originally from Leeds, England in 1987. The band members of Cud is:

  • Carl Puttnam
  • Mike Dunphy
  • William Potter
  • Steve Goodwin

The lyrics are quite interesting which consist of pieces of Julius Caesar from William Shakespeare. Below is from their website on the song lyrics (When In Rome Lyrics):

When in Rome, kill me,
Kill me, when in Rome.

Sampled dialogue is taken from The Living Shakespeare Inc. condensed version of “Julius Caesar”. The following snippets can be heard:

“Set honour in one eye and death i’ the other,
And I will look on both indifferently.”

“If not, when you have stomachs,
Chew upon this, chew upon this.”

“Cut the head off and then hack the limbs.”

“The skies are painted with unnumber’d sparks.”

“Blood and destruction shall be so used,
And dreadful objects so familiar.”

These snippets are quite graphic and seem to have the potential of hidden meanings behind them. They also had clear evidence of an interest or involvement of the SubGenius church which can be observed here: History of Cud

After looking at the quote it is ended by saying the quote originated from a person titled Sterno who is supposedly the “pope” of Arkansas. The only thing that can accurately be verified from this is that Sterno’s full name is Sternodox Keckhaver.

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