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Seeing as we're sat in silly season, where there's no news to be had so all the nuts and freaks coming rushing out for moments of temporary fame, we would suggest you visit Slackerday.com.

The site is battling for a National Slacker Day on Friday 24 August, in which, well, in which everyone just sort of stays in bed and takes it easy for a while.

By way of argument, it claims that: "The UK currently endures the longest working hours in Europe and one of the shortest average life expectancies. Everyday, otherwise creative and intelligent people are driven to hair loss and road rage due to an unhealthy 'work comes first' stress driven culture."

As such, "Slacker Day intends to remind people that life does not revolve around the office and that a day spent in bed or in front of the telly can make a remarkable improvement to your health and happiness."

A noble cause if ever we've heard one. And it seems to be picking up a head of steam: in the last few weeks, every sunny Friday in fact, the same email encouraging people to take the afternoon off has done the rounds.

You can sign up for the cause at Letsgetitoff.com. Of course, there is something perverse about people getting together to sign a petition to take Friday off. Well, sad.

Stand up for yourselves, wage slaves! ®

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