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2020-08-02 11:57:33 PM  
Maybe Americans today need to do what we did when we were bored in the 1990s...

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2020-08-03 1:15:49 AM  
Boredom is the same thing that causes drug relapses.
 
2020-08-03 1:41:41 AM  
If you're bored then you're boring.
 
2020-08-03 2:45:03 AM  
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I've been socially distant long before it was cool.  And I don't have time to read..
 
2020-08-03 7:09:47 AM  

lostcat: If you're bored then you're boring.


Came here to say this.

Bored people are often the vacuous slugs among us.
 
2020-08-03 7:11:02 AM  
10 years after the doctors declare it is safe to not wear a mask anymore?

I'm still gonna. It's socially acceptable to hide most of your face now?

As an introvert I love the face mask thing. I'm never giving it up.
 
2020-08-03 8:57:01 AM  
Just saw a photo of the beach in ocean city MD. Packed. Wtf is wrong with these idiots?
 
2020-08-03 8:57:52 AM  
Quarantine fatigue is real.
 
2020-08-03 8:59:13 AM  

lostcat: If you're bored then you're boring.


If you're on fark, your fascinating

/stop, Demons of the Obvious! I was being sarcassssticccc!
 
2020-08-03 9:01:12 AM  
In the midst of the pandemic, Americans are having to learn how to deal with dullness - something they have been little accustomed to in recent decades.

Most people have always been dull, they just think they aren't
 
2020-08-03 9:03:58 AM  
I'm exactly the same amount of bored. My job hasn't changed, and my weekly habits haven't changed much at all. Work all week, party all weekend
 
2020-08-03 9:07:09 AM  

cefm: Just saw a photo of the beach in ocean city MD. Packed. Wtf is wrong with these idiots?


Was it something like a drone shot from above so you can get an accurate idea of how close everyone was from each other, or was it a photo from ground level with a telephoto lens that foreshortens everything and makes people appear to be packed together when in fact they aren't?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perspec​t​ive_distortion_(photography)

Although perspective distortion is often annoying when unintended, it is also intentionally used for artistic purposes. Extension (wide angle) distortion is often implemented to emphasize some element of the scene by making it appear larger and spatially removed from the other elements. Compression (telephoto) distortion is often used to give the appearance of compressed distance between distant objects, such as buildings or automobiles in order to convey a feeling of congestion.
 
2020-08-03 9:08:17 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: In the midst of the pandemic, Americans are having to learn how to deal with dullness - something they have been little accustomed to in recent decades.

Most people have always been dull, they just think they aren't


Well, just oil them up and rub them on rocks.  That's sharpen them up.
 
2020-08-03 9:36:50 AM  
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2020-08-03 9:51:31 AM  
Pick up a hobby to obsess over.

I started to fish again.  Making my own flies and lures so even when the weather isn't cooperative or it's nighttime I have something to focus on.

Lots of fun hobbies that can get you outside to choose from.  The paddleboard dealer near me has sold out and the lake is packed full of people doing something new.

Painting, modeling. Or that home Reno you didn't want to get into because you think you don't have the skill.  Well now is the time.  And you have lots of time for redos if it goes wrong. Start small and have fun.  Don't rush.
 
2020-08-03 9:59:05 AM  
[March 2020] "COVID-19 is a test to see if Americans have the intellectual capacity to process the concept '10 days asymptomatic and contagious'."
[July 2020] "Well, shiat."
 
2020-08-03 10:02:48 AM  
 
2020-08-03 10:11:56 AM  
Humans are primates that became masters of their planet and have instant access to a near infinite repository containing all of human knowledge and countless hours of entertainment, and yet constantly get bored and decide to go put their lives at risk for fun.
 
2020-08-03 10:18:47 AM  
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2020-08-03 10:22:49 AM  
This is known.  This is all known.  Read the Lancet article from way the fark back in FEBRUARY.

We're doing it wrong. We're doing it all wrong. None of the failing is a surprise.  Thanks, MAGAts.
 
2020-08-03 10:23:37 AM  
Scienticians identify new source of Covid outbreaks: boredom

I never knew viruses could get bored. Must be because their brains are so tiny.
 
2020-08-03 10:25:20 AM  

SomeAmerican: Humans are primates that became masters of their planet and have instant access to a near infinite repository containing all of human knowledge and countless hours of entertainment, and yet constantly get bored and decide to go put their lives at risk for fun.


Because when I just spent about 8 hours at work doing mentally taxing work, what I really want to do in the evening is sitting still and doing even more mentally taxing work.
 
2020-08-03 10:25:58 AM  

SFSailor: This is known.  This is all known.  Read the Lancet article from way the fark back in FEBRUARY.

We're doing it wrong. We're doing it all wrong. None of the failing is a surprise.  Thanks, MAGAts.


The entire damned world is undergoing this pandemic thanks to China and the only things you types ever biatch about is Trump and Republicans. YOU'RE boring.
 
2020-08-03 10:26:28 AM  

lostcat: If you're bored then you're boring.


Yeah, all those people who had interesting hobbies and activities that required them to be out and about with other people were actually really boring. They just didn't find out until they weren't allowed to do fun and interesting things anymore.
 
2020-08-03 10:27:37 AM  

lostcat: If you're bored then you're boring.


Boring and stupid.
Thank you.

I would LOVE to have the priviledge of being bored.
 
2020-08-03 10:30:07 AM  

August11: lostcat: If you're bored then you're boring.

Came here to say this.

Bored people are often the vacuous slugs among us.


True

Bored people like to create problems for people who have enough noggin not to be bored or dont have the priviledge of being bored.
 
2020-08-03 10:30:56 AM  

DannyBrandt: 10 years after the doctors declare it is safe to not wear a mask anymore?

I'm still gonna. It's socially acceptable to hide most of your face now?

As an introvert I love the face mask thing. I'm never giving it up.


Ok Linus!!

((:
 
2020-08-03 10:35:06 AM  

goodncold: Pick up a hobby to obsess over.

I started to fish again.  Making my own flies and lures so even when the weather isn't cooperative or it's nighttime I have something to focus on.

Lots of fun hobbies that can get you outside to choose from.  The paddleboard dealer near me has sold out and the lake is packed full of people doing something new.

Painting, modeling. Or that home Reno you didn't want to get into because you think you don't have the skill.  Well now is the time.  And you have lots of time for redos if it goes wrong. Start small and have fun.  Don't rush.


Congrats

You have a Brain
 
2020-08-03 10:39:10 AM  

Linux_Yes: goodncold: Pick up a hobby to obsess over.

I started to fish again.  Making my own flies and lures so even when the weather isn't cooperative or it's nighttime I have something to focus on.

Lots of fun hobbies that can get you outside to choose from.  The paddleboard dealer near me has sold out and the lake is packed full of people doing something new.

Painting, modeling. Or that home Reno you didn't want to get into because you think you don't have the skill.  Well now is the time.  And you have lots of time for redos if it goes wrong. Start small and have fun.  Don't rush.

Congrats

You have a Brain


I have a bunch of people I know who do nothing. And then when I ask them if they want to go do something they always have an excuse.

Neutral is the hardest gear to get out of I guess.
 
2020-08-03 10:47:21 AM  

leeksfromchichis: Quarantine fatigue is real.


It is.  I've been furloughed since late March, and I've only seen people socially in person three times since then. For most of it it wasn't too bad; I'm kind of an introvert and was able to fill my day up with a bunch of hobbies and projects I usually don't have time for. But that is getting old.  I didn't think I'd ever miss people, but four months in solitary is finally driving me a little batty.
 
2020-08-03 10:48:49 AM  
You will never be bored if you learn music.  Thanks to being incentivized not to work I  purchased two instruments I have wanted for years.  With my piano, I can now annoy my neighbors in three different flavors!

However, I made the mistake of playing through the Ballad of Gilligan's Island in the piano book, and the song won't dislodge from my brain cage.  I may in fact go mad.  Send help.

/can't be bored if you're insane
 
2020-08-03 10:55:09 AM  

DerAppie: lostcat: If you're bored then you're boring.

Yeah, all those people who had interesting hobbies and activities that required them to be out and about with other people were actually really boring. They just didn't find out until they weren't allowed to do fun and interesting things anymore.


Extroverts are so insecure. It's like they cease to exist if they are alone for more than fifteen minutes. People who would rather sit and read a book are far more interesting.
 
2020-08-03 11:19:26 AM  

Thunderboy: DerAppie: lostcat: If you're bored then you're boring.

Yeah, all those people who had interesting hobbies and activities that required them to be out and about with other people were actually really boring. They just didn't find out until they weren't allowed to do fun and interesting things anymore.

Extroverts are so insecure. It's like they cease to exist if they are alone for more than fifteen minutes. People who would rather sit and read a book are far more interesting.


I can do extravert but its work.

Perfectly happy being alone
 
2020-08-03 11:24:37 AM  

OldJames: I'm exactly the same amount of bored. My job hasn't changed, and my weekly habits haven't changed much at all. Work all week, party all weekend


Just dont party too much to depress ur immune system
 
2020-08-03 11:24:52 AM  
Yup. That figures.
 
2020-08-03 11:28:06 AM  

DerAppie: SomeAmerican: Humans are primates that became masters of their planet and have instant access to a near infinite repository containing all of human knowledge and countless hours of entertainment, and yet constantly get bored and decide to go put their lives at risk for fun.

Because when I just spent about 8 hours at work doing mentally taxing work, what I really want to do in the evening is sitting still and doing even more mentally taxing work.


Just watch Fox News

Absolutely no thinking required.
 
2020-08-03 11:31:23 AM  

jjorsett: SFSailor: This is known.  This is all known.  Read the Lancet article from way the fark back in FEBRUARY.

We're doing it wrong. We're doing it all wrong. None of the failing is a surprise.  Thanks, MAGAts.

The entire damned world is undergoing this pandemic thanks to China and the only things you types ever biatch about is Trump and Republicans. YOU'RE boring.


Once i saw the slanted eyes on those buggers i knew the virus was chinese.
 
2020-08-03 11:33:46 AM  

DerAppie: lostcat: If you're bored then you're boring.

Yeah, all those people who had interesting hobbies and activities that required them to be out and about with other people were actually really boring. They just didn't find out until they weren't allowed to do fun and interesting things anymore.


Stop distorting wht he said.

If u cant occupy your time and u arent locked up in a prison cell then you arent too bright.

Id LOVE the extra time to be "bored"
 
2020-08-03 11:36:13 AM  

goodncold: Linux_Yes: goodncold: Pick up a hobby to obsess over.

I started to fish again.  Making my own flies and lures so even when the weather isn't cooperative or it's nighttime I have something to focus on.

Lots of fun hobbies that can get you outside to choose from.  The paddleboard dealer near me has sold out and the lake is packed full of people doing something new.

Painting, modeling. Or that home Reno you didn't want to get into because you think you don't have the skill.  Well now is the time.  And you have lots of time for redos if it goes wrong. Start small and have fun.  Don't rush.

Congrats

You have a Brain

I have a bunch of people I know who do nothing. And then when I ask them if they want to go do something they always have an excuse.

Neutral is the hardest gear to get out of I guess.


Those ones are accustomed to being entertained by others.

Lounge Lizards dont impress me.
 
2020-08-03 11:39:25 AM  
Look at it this way. If you are bored it's a great time to learn COBOL.
 
2020-08-03 11:39:45 AM  

Xythero: leeksfromchichis: Quarantine fatigue is real.

It is.  I've been furloughed since late March, and I've only seen people socially in person three times since then. For most of it it wasn't too bad; I'm kind of an introvert and was able to fill my day up with a bunch of hobbies and projects I usually don't have time for. But that is getting old.  I didn't think I'd ever miss people, but four months in solitary is finally driving me a little batty.


I can see that since humans r social creatures.

Spend a couple hours with a group of idiots will cure that for you for another 4 months.

Hey that wouldnt be a bad new business idea....

((:
 
2020-08-03 11:41:25 AM  

Nimbull: Look at it this way. If you are bored it's a great time to learn COBOL.


From what i hear that is borderline torture.
 
2020-08-03 11:56:04 AM  

Linux_Yes: lostcat: If you're bored then you're boring.

Boring and stupid.
Thank you.

I would LOVE to have the priviledge of being bored.


Good news, then--with the collapse of the middle class and poor folks having to take 2-3 jobs on just to make ends meet, boredom should no longer be an issue.
 
2020-08-03 12:14:35 PM  

Linux_Yes: DerAppie: lostcat: If you're bored then you're boring.

Yeah, all those people who had interesting hobbies and activities that required them to be out and about with other people were actually really boring. They just didn't find out until they weren't allowed to do fun and interesting things anymore.

Stop distorting wht he said.

If u cant occupy your time and u arent locked up in a prison cell then you arent too bright.

Id LOVE the extra time to be "bored"


Yeah, people not being able to do the things they loved doing, and basically having to completely redo their daily routines is as easy as "just think of something else to do". No feeling unmotivated to do a replacement thing rather than the thing they actually wanted to do would ever crop up.

Thunderboy: DerAppie: lostcat: If you're bored then you're boring.

Yeah, all those people who had interesting hobbies and activities that required them to be out and about with other people were actually really boring. They just didn't find out until they weren't allowed to do fun and interesting things anymore.

Extroverts are so insecure. It's like they cease to exist if they are alone for more than fifteen minutes. People who would rather sit and read a book are far more interesting.


Yeah, because there is no middle of the scale where you've got introverts who like to hang out with friends and who will start missing those activities. It is either "leave me alone in a bare room and I'll use my autistic ability to visualise my fantasies to pass the time and I'll see (well, not literally because I'm so autistic I'll flee back inside when I see people) you next month when I come out to restock my food supply" and "if I don't spend every single second with people I will literally, not figuratively, die".
 
2020-08-03 12:22:53 PM  

goodncold: Pick up a hobby to obsess over.

I started to fish again.  Making my own flies and lures so even when the weather isn't cooperative or it's nighttime I have something to focus on.

Lots of fun hobbies that can get you outside to choose from.  The paddleboard dealer near me has sold out and the lake is packed full of people doing something new.

Painting, modeling. Or that home Reno you didn't want to get into because you think you don't have the skill.  Well now is the time.  And you have lots of time for redos if it goes wrong. Start small and have fun.  Don't rush.


I did flower gardening this year. I'm hooked. Garden will be three times as big next year.
 
2020-08-03 12:36:33 PM  

jjorsett: SFSailor: This is known.  This is all known.  Read the Lancet article from way the fark back in FEBRUARY.

We're doing it wrong. We're doing it all wrong. None of the failing is a surprise.  Thanks, MAGAts.

The entire damned world is undergoing this pandemic thanks to China and the only things you types ever biatch about is Trump and Republicans. YOU'RE boring.


Cool deflection, and not at all racist, idiotic, intentionally misrepresentative, or plague fuelling.

Lick a mile of handrails to stiggit to me... but sign a farking DNR and full denial of care AMA first.

/ I, for one, and glad we have such hearty, thoughtful discussion with thoroughly sincere alternative opinions, despite the contribution they might make to the death of innocent Americans
 
2020-08-03 12:40:15 PM  

Linux_Yes: OldJames: I'm exactly the same amount of bored. My job hasn't changed, and my weekly habits haven't changed much at all. Work all week, party all weekend

Just dont party too much to depress ur immune system


After 20 years, I think that ship has sailed. But I never get sick for real, so who knows
 
2020-08-03 12:49:23 PM  

Linux_Yes: DerAppie: SomeAmerican: Humans are primates that became masters of their planet and have instant access to a near infinite repository containing all of human knowledge and countless hours of entertainment, and yet constantly get bored and decide to go put their lives at risk for fun.

Because when I just spent about 8 hours at work doing mentally taxing work, what I really want to do in the evening is sitting still and doing even more mentally taxing work.

Just watch Fox News

Absolutely no thinking required.


Kinda like Socialism, right?


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2020-08-03 12:59:49 PM  

DerAppie: Yeah, because there is no middle of the scale


No one said there wasn't. Maybe you should take a break from the intertubes.
 
2020-08-03 1:04:04 PM  

Pincy: goodncold: Pick up a hobby to obsess over.

I started to fish again.  Making my own flies and lures so even when the weather isn't cooperative or it's nighttime I have something to focus on.

Lots of fun hobbies that can get you outside to choose from.  The paddleboard dealer near me has sold out and the lake is packed full of people doing something new.

Painting, modeling. Or that home Reno you didn't want to get into because you think you don't have the skill.  Well now is the time.  And you have lots of time for redos if it goes wrong. Start small and have fun.  Don't rush.

I did flower gardening this year. I'm hooked. Garden will be three times as big next year.


Bees and your health r much obliged.
 
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