About the slack chats

The slack chats were the brainchild of yammering subversives John Hunter and Terry Vent. It was inevitable that they would combine their two favorite things — yammering and slacking — into an art form. Plus they stole the idea from Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight.

They were off the grid for decades, most of their time spent traveling the Pacific rim and trading inflatable Rip Taylor dolls to the natives for Polynesian weed. They were in Witness Protection program for a while. but they were ousted when it turned out nobody was looking for them.

I think one of them used to be in a cult and the other one sold insurance; I can never remember which was which, but one sold his soul to an evil demagogue and the other one used to sell flowers at the airport.

They call themselves radical centrists, which I think means they hate everybody. Their voting record is all over the map; they’ve cast ballots for chronic losers in both major parties and most of the minor parties, plus the occasional independent with a funny name.

Neither one of them voted for Donald Trump, but they think Ivanka is super hot. Enjoy the madness.


D.B. Cooper (shh.)