the dullest weblog in the world
April 8, 2003 6:41 AM   Subscribe

Welcome to The dullest weblog in the world. Just as Steve Wright is a genius, so too is this weblog. Be sure to check out the sometimes copious commenting for more comedy gold. If you like it, there's a club you could join.
posted by ashbury (21 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
that is a pretty dull blog.
posted by tomplus2 at 6:47 AM on April 8, 2003

I went to Metafilter and there was a doublepost on the front page along with some funny Steven Wright bits and a NCDM link. So I posted a link to the prior post, and my self-esteem went to a record high! Then I made some toast.
posted by onlyconnect at 6:57 AM on April 8, 2003

If I do a search and it doesn't come up, what's a guy supposed to do? I'll add it to my list of doubles - it's getting a little long. *looks for shoulder to cry on, sees none available, cries anyway*
posted by ashbury at 7:03 AM on April 8, 2003

It's hardly the dullest blog in the world. Its distinguishing characteristic is that it's that dull on purpose.
posted by George_Spiggott at 7:12 AM on April 8, 2003

Oh, really?

Because this one used to be interesting, but now it just plain sucks.
posted by jon_kill at 7:17 AM on April 8, 2003

George: You do realise it's called "The dullest blog in the world"?

Anyway, I found it utterly hilarious.
posted by ed\26h at 8:07 AM on April 8, 2003

Nobody can do dull like Jim's Journal can do dull.
posted by GaelFC at 8:17 AM on April 8, 2003

This is pure raw stinky GENIUS.
posted by dong_resin at 8:43 AM on April 8, 2003

I wonder if mf will ever make it through a single day without someone complaining about a double fpp??

I wonder how this blog is different from 90% of the drivel posted in people's blogs today??

Oh yeah, it's dull on purpose. Oh, haha. That's funny.
posted by docjohn at 8:44 AM on April 8, 2003

dong-boy beat me to it.

posted by Frasermoo at 9:16 AM on April 8, 2003

genius? it's pure stellar radiant laser-like mediocrity-slaying BRILLIANT! why isn't that guy on television?!
posted by quonsar at 9:41 AM on April 8, 2003

Welcome to The dullest weblog in the world.

I was ready to accuse myself of self-linking but I didn't post it.

In other news, pancakes?
posted by m@ at 10:29 AM on April 8, 2003

I must say, it's more interesting than most LiveJournals.
posted by padraigin at 11:45 AM on April 8, 2003

I guess it's supposed to be Chekovian. Boredom is boring; plays about boredom are interesting.

Except that they aren't. Just kill Uncle Vanya and that blogger and email me when you're done, then I'll be interested.
posted by orange swan at 12:56 PM on April 8, 2003

I went to the dullest weblog in the world and read a few entries. Then I returned to MeFi to post a comment about my visit.
posted by Scoo at 1:17 PM on April 8, 2003

I'm a little surprised the Supreme Being of MetaFilter didn't condemn this semi-doublepost to deletion Hell, but as long as he didn't...

The dullblog is part of an interesting British Christian Community Site with a refreshing sense of humor (certainly compared to most American Christrian Community sites I've seen - fundy or not). Check out the Dubious Ministries and the Gilliam-esque Flannelgraph Cartoons.
posted by wendell at 1:19 PM on April 8, 2003

Dull, perhaps, but it manages to capture the frisson of minor events in a way reminiscent of Richard Brautigan.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 1:43 PM on April 8, 2003

It also reminds me of a 1991 prose poem by ex-poet laureate Mark Strand called "From a Lost Diary":

I had not begun the great journey I was to undertake. I did not feel like it. At breakfast, I thought of writing to Goethe, but of course did not. I had not met him yet, so could not pretend to be on good terms with him. Would I sit for Raeburn? I turned it over a few times and chose not to. Why should I commit my looks on a particular day to the casual glances of history? I stared a long time at the green fields to the west of the house, and watched with numb fascination the immobility of two spotted cows. Lunch was out of the question, and so was the letter to Wordsworth. I was sure he would not respond. Would I myself write a poem? I had never written one, but decided that nothing would be lost by posponing the experiment. There is so much not to do! Not to visit Blake or Crabb Robinson. Not to write Corot and tell him about the cows. . . . A day so much like the others, why do anything about it? Why even write this down, were it not for my going on record as not having lived. After all, who can believe what is not written down? That I have withdrawn from the abuses of time means little or nothing. I am a place, a place where things come together, then fly apart. Look at the fields disappearing, look at the distant hills, look at the night, the velvety, fragrant night, which has already come, though the sun continues to stand at my door.

(From Mark Strand, The Continuous Life. Sorry for the long quote; couldn't find a web link to it.)
posted by onlyconnect at 2:38 PM on April 8, 2003

"I was at a meeting and became aware that I had nothing of any interest to add to the discussion. So I said nothing, and the discussion continued.."
posted by newlydead at 3:33 PM on April 8, 2003

Today I logged onto the internet. When I had read what I wanted to I logged off again. I will probably log on again at some other point. This might be on another day, or it might not be.
Not only am I highly amused, but I am quite impressed at the subtlety and and simplicity used to attain this humor. Well done!

I'm surprised that he used a colored background on the page... I myself would have stuck with default browser colors, ala 1993.
posted by Down10 at 1:55 AM on April 9, 2003

I read Scoo's comment, and thought for awhile. I debated whether or not to post a comment to MetaFilter. I decided not to. But then I did.
posted by cohappy at 2:35 AM on April 9, 2003

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