Life moved at a slower pace in Meddybemps, Maine back in 1922. Probably still does.
According to Wikipedia
, the 2010 census listed Meddybemps as having a population of only 157.
The Saluda Grade
is the steepest section of railroad in the USA. There have been numerous horrific tragedies involving runaway trains here. But this propaganda-cum-safety video from Southern Railway makes the whole affair seem a candidate for our boredom contest.
The latest entry in our boredom contest. This guy's voice is particularly deadly--especially when he repeats the same passage!
However, I now want to say "sprung idler" and "snubber roller" over and over, so the film must have worked!
The fact that this skill is extinct does add a certain piquancy to the boredom, though.
Can you do it?
I couldn't. But why would you do it?
Another entry in our boredom series. How long can YOU last?
2011 Federal Employee of the Year from Partnership for Public Service on Vimeo.
It takes a huge talent for boredom to make one of the worst disasters of the past decade seem vapid. "The pressure was somewhere between high and low." Duh....
If only this fellow had been in charge of
TIMBER BRIDGE INSPECTION
, life would have been perfect.
Seven minutes of monotone narrator and watching sugar flow through a semi-opaque tube. Have we surpassed
TIMBER BRIDGE INSPECTION yet?
A new height in boredom--until the actual killing begins.
This kid is having too much fun during his nap -- I wish I had thought of that when I was in a crib.
Chances this video follows the kid the rest of his life? High School? Wedding?