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Tell 'em Big Bertha sent ya!

Meet Bertha, the world's largest underground tunnel boring machine that will soon begin digging a controversial roadway underneath downtown Seattle, similar to Boston's Big Dig
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Apr 2, 2013 - 36 comments

 

You are boring. So, so boring.

Scott Simpson, of the podcast You Look Nice Today (Previously) and inventor of Pillowdrome, offers advice on how to be less boring on the Internet: Don’t take it too hard. We’re all boring. At best, we’re recovering bores. Each day offers a hundred ways for us to bore the crap out of the folks with whom we live, work, and drink. And on the internet, you’re able to bore thousands of people at once.
posted by Cash4Lead on Feb 27, 2013 - 67 comments

Bored. Bored. Bored. Bored. Bored.

The Boredom Proneness Scale† is the best-known of the various metrics for quantifying one’s propensity to ennui. High-scorers who are ‘understretched, unmotivated and bored in the world of work in the 21st century’ may in danger of ‘boreout[PDF]. While boredom needn’t be perceived in an exclusively negative light (one might imagine a perfect boredom akin to the notion of dolce far niente), ‘boredom [PDF] and boredom proneness […] have been linked to a long list of negative outcomes in adults, including, depression, anxiety, hopelessness, and loneliness […], impulsiveness […], elevated rates of alcohol dependence […], negative affect […], pathological gambling […] and higher rates of psychopathology in general.’ Historians of boredom have noted the relatively recent advent [NY TIMES] of the term, coinciding with the onset of the Industrial Revolution, but our more distant ancestors were not free of the related afflictions [PDF] of horror loci, tædium vitæ, acedia, mal du siècle, etc. [more inside]
posted by misteraitch on Feb 13, 2013 - 40 comments

Being Boring

Dispatch from the Boring 2012 conference.
posted by Chrysostom on Dec 3, 2012 - 8 comments

Cutting canyons below Second Avenue

The upcoming New York Times Magazine cover story is about the excavation of the Second Avenue Subway line below the East Side of Manhattan. It features some stunning photography and a video that explains how the work is done. [more inside]
posted by hydrophonic on Aug 2, 2012 - 68 comments

Is Beauty Boring?

18-year-old, Florence Colgate, has been blessed with what has been deemed the most naturally beautiful face in England. Florence, @flo245 on twitter, is the winner of a contest, beating out 8,000 other contestants, for having a nearly perfectly symmetrical face, based on ratio figures that were collected by researchers. [more inside]
posted by hubs on Apr 27, 2012 - 132 comments

a tale of two cities

Officially Dull and Boring.
posted by LeLiLo on Apr 26, 2012 - 19 comments

Why do we need a financial sector?

Economics blog VoxEU debates Why do we need a financial sector? Serious, important and very dull articles discuss the trade-offs and myths of innovation, and whether the sector is overrated, critical or a contributor to the wider economy.
posted by TheophileEscargot on Nov 22, 2011 - 35 comments

Big Becky has broken through

Big Becky has broken through. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx on May 13, 2011 - 58 comments

As dull as dishwater

Brace yourself for five piping-hot minutes of inertia.
posted by lukemeister on Dec 30, 2010 - 33 comments

bus simulator

Bus SLYT There isn't really much else to say... a game, a city bus simulator game. Peaceful and scary...
posted by HuronBob on Nov 21, 2009 - 46 comments

I've Been Saying That Shit For years

The Colbert/McCain Green Screen Challenge
posted by Xurando on Jun 28, 2008 - 43 comments

Boring men?

Are men boring?
posted by djgh on Jun 19, 2008 - 163 comments

MetroDream

Russos takes photos of Moscow Metro construction. Also of a half-abandoned river port, a cool bridge being put together, and an old underground nuclear submarine base. But mostly of the Metro, behind the scenes. (Don't ask me how he gets access.) [more inside]
posted by parudox on Dec 6, 2007 - 4 comments

bar-fly

Barcodepedia: A community based, online barcode database.
posted by onkelchrispy on Jul 26, 2006 - 13 comments

Yawn?

Does this site make you yawn? Well?
posted by caddis on Jul 3, 2005 - 49 comments

Sex!

Sex! Now that we have your att... hello? 'Boring sex': latest 'global problem', or the cry of a world full of jaded misogynists?
posted by iamrobotandproud on Mar 8, 2002 - 16 comments

Boring Business Systems.

Boring Business Systems. Yes, it's a slow day.
posted by swift on Nov 25, 2001 - 11 comments

It's the year 3900, and you're out of toner.

It's the year 3900, and you're out of toner. What are you going to do? Whatever you decide, just understand that it will be boring. (Note: Insubstantial, frivolous link.)
posted by Skot on Nov 28, 2000 - 15 comments

Finally. A contest I could actually win.
posted by hoser on Mar 21, 2000 - 0 comments

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