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The Boredoms: experts
…it's just that the new monotony is so intensely sustained that you can't get bored…
—Lester Bangs on the Stooge's Fun House album[1]

Random factoid: Did you know… that the 19th-century white supremacist David MacRitchie claimed the indigenous peoples of prehistoric Britain were black?

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Dr. Len says the power is great
In the frequency five-twenty-eight.
He’ll misuse "ut-re-mi",
Citing fake history,
While A-Four-forty makes him irate.

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Bored? Nothing to do? Well, there are things you can do to help out around RationalWiki, and maybe even educate yourself a little too:

  • Research and write an article about something.
  • If you don't have a subject in mind, pick one from the wanted pages, or the "to do" list. This is a list of links that people have created for articles that don't exist yet.
  • Visit the RationalWiki:Contents portal for a quick look at the wide variety of high quality RationalWiki articles, all arranged topic-wise for navigational ease.
  • Have a look through the articles nominated for deletion or non-mission articles and comment on their talk page or improve them if you can.
  • Read a few of our articles (some of them are actually interesting), and improve/expand/correct/copyedit them if you find they need it.
  • Update your user page, or build some new userboxes.
  • Click here (or the "Random page" button to the left) and see where it takes you.
  • Start at a random point on Special:Allpages and read (and improve) as many articles as you can be bothered.

Other ways of reducing boredom:

  • go down the pub or the local Saloon
  • play some Bingo at your local retirement home
  • write an Essay
  • visit a Webshite and Debate
  • join Conservapedia & argue (it only lasts seconds but it's fun)
  • laugh
  • put on a (porno?) DVD
  • sleep
  • make out
  • disprove relativity
  • build a particle accelerator
  • breed (with?) a goat
  • read a book
  • write a book
  • learn to play a musical instrument
  • sit staring blankly into space
  • get a life!
  • create your own wiki
  • install Gentoo
  • play Tetris (shown to improve rational thinking!)

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See also[edit]


  1. Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung: The Work of a Legendary Critic: Rock'N'Roll as Literature and Literature as Rock 'N'Roll by Lester Bangs (1987) Knopf. ISBN 039453896X. p. 46.