Where We Yawn | Connecticut Public Radio

Where We Yawn

Feb 9, 2011

Today, we’re going to take a break from our usual talk about the state budget crisis…or transportation policy…and talk about something really exciting.  Boredom!

Yeah, you know what I’m talking about.  Especially in these mid-winter stir crazy days.  What to do with myself?  Well, according to author Peter Toohey, there’s about 3000 years of bored humans dealing with the same problem.   His book is called Boredom: A Lively History.

We’ll also talk with boredom enthusiasts who’ve put together a conference on the subject…here are some of the lectures you can choose from:

“Like Listening to Paint Dry”, "The Intangible Beauty of Car Park Roofs", "Personal Reflections on the English Breakfast". 

What bores you?  What do you do when you’re feeling bored?