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My human time

Man sits in front of the camera for 24 hours. The result is 3 videos, each 8 hours long. Every minute his computer chimes, and he says what time it is. He claims this is the "most boring video ever." He's possibly correct.

I suppose that if you managed to sync the time in the video with the time in real life, you could have the video running continuously and use it as a speaking clock. Or you could just ignore the video, like the rest of the world.






Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Apr 17, 2015 | Comments (9)
Category: Boredom, Video

Bookkeeping and You



More patented boredom for your snooze-inducement.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Feb 10, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Boredom, Teenagers, Documentaries, 1940's

Maine man counts one million peas to win bet of $2.50

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.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Nov 24, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Boredom, 1920's

Corn Husking Championship





I can hardly wait to see who wins this year.



Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Sep 13, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Agriculture, Boredom, Contests, Races and Other Competitions, 1930's

The Saluda Grade



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.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Aug 09, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Boredom, Regionalism, Documentaries, 1980's, Trains

Threading the RCA Projector



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.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jul 08, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Boredom, Movies, Technology, 1950's

Do Nothing for 2 Minutes

Can you do it? I couldn't. But why would you do it?


Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Jul 02, 2014 | Comments (12)
Category: Boredom

The Incredible Edible Egg in Foodservice



Another entry in our boredom series. How long can YOU last?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jan 15, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Boredom, Food, PSA's, 1980's

Federal Employee of the Year:  2011

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.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Oct 04, 2013 | Comments (3)
Category: Authorities and Experts, Boredom, Destruction, Government, Officials, Science

Granular Sugar Pneumatic Conveying Test



Seven minutes of monotone narrator and watching sugar flow through a semi-opaque tube. Have we surpassed TIMBER BRIDGE INSPECTION yet?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon May 13, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Boredom, Industry, Factories and Manufacturing
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