Meet the Slacker

Name: Mark Benning

O’Fallon, MO

Age: 20

How long have you worked for Slackers?

3 years

What was the first CD or LP you owned?

Tubthumper by Chumbawamba.

Anything you’d like to add about it?

I mean, you’re never going to keep me down. . .

Have you listened to it recently?

I looked at it the other day and thought about the songs in my head. “Drip, Drip, Drip” specifically.

What newly released album would you recommend to a friend?

Venetian Snares. . . their new album (My So-Called Life). I’ve actually listened to it- it’s funny. Hilarious.
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You’re about to be stuck on a deserted island:  what album would you bring?

Butthole Surfers- Locust Abortion Technician . . It’s  my favorite album of time.

What’s your favorite current TV show?

Xavier Renegade Angel on Adult Swim. It’s the most subversive show on television right now- in all aspects: as far as content and aesthetics. It’s from the creators of Wondershowzen.

What’s the best (or worst) movie you’ve seen in the last year?

Trash Humpers is the best and the worst.. best movie, but worst quality. But it’s on purpose.

Deserted Island Pick: What movie or TV show box set would you bring?

Matlock. All of it. The entire show.

What was the first video game you can remember playing?

Golden Axe on the Genesis. I was probably five or six.

What video game do you think is totally underrated (or overrated)?

Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. They didn’t really break through right away.  But maybe they’re rated just right now.

Deserted Island Pick: what game would you choose to play repeatedly while you’re awaiting rescue?

Elder Scrolls: Oblivion because it’s endless- you really can’t be done.