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Boredom is underrated?

January 8, 2011

I just wanted to share briefly a fun article I found in the Wall Street Journal a while back. It’s about… boredom. Rather, that boredom is underrated. Got that? Ok me too.

Actually, an interesting (?) Englishman — “the envoy of ennui”– named James Ward started a blog: “I Like Boring Things.” Of course I had to check it out.

Here’s a post on a hotel sink that I think pretty much sums up what the rest of the blog is about.

On a whim, James posted that he may want to hold a boring conference. And folks responded positively!

So, on December 11, “Boring 2010” was held for local boredom enthusiasts. From the WSJ article:

For seven hours on that Saturday, 20 speakers held forth on a range of seemingly dreary diversions, from “The Intangible Beauty of Car Park Roofs” and “Personal Reflections on the English Breakfast,” to “The Draw in Test Match Cricket” and “My Relationship With Bus Routes.” Meanwhile, some of the 200 audience members—each of whom had paid £15 (about $24) for a ticket—tried not to nod off.

I don’t know why I find this interesting… at all. I just wanted to share it with you, so thanks for humoring my boring post.

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