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A boring test entry

Posted Friday, June 8, 2007, at 2:34 PM

Is there a more boring photo than this? It's my shoe. Actually, it's part of my shoe and it's not even quite in focus. I'm yawning just looking at it.
Test entries can be very entertaining — if you're entertained by boredom. But boredom, of course, is often a condition necessary to creativity, the fertile soil from which new ideas emerge. When the brain has nothing else to do, it often thinks up stuff. Mine does, anyway. The ideas aren't always good, or practical, or even coherent, but they don't even exist without a little boredom.

Um, unfortunately, I haven't thought up any ideas since launching this boring test message, so maybe my theory isn't so good after all.

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Yes. That's a very boring photo and this is a very boring post. I'm so bored by the whole thing that I don't think I can stay awake long enough to...

-- Posted by E.C. on Fri, Jun 8, 2007, at 2:36 PM

Wow. I am so bored. But it's boredom in a fun kind of way, like being at my sister's kid's music recital, where all the 4 year-olds are playing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. But they all do it differently. With a bit of flair. It's boring. But entertaining at the same time.

-- Posted by Legend on Fri, Nov 9, 2007, at 3:56 PM

Well, it's still less boring than what I'm doing at work right now! I agree with Legend!

-- Posted by koeller77 on Tue, Nov 27, 2007, at 1:23 PM

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Eric Crump is a former editor of The Marshall Democrat-News. He lives elsewhere now but still loves Marshall and Saline County. He's trying to catch up on all the stories he should have written while he was on staff.