Dull Men’s Club


Nothing exciting here. Really. Just dull, dull men who enjoy “safe” activities like watching grass grow—on the computer—and researching the history of toothpicks. One dull man set out to study airport luggage carousels. He compiled data from 376 airports based on rotation direction, etc. “The excitement I feel the moment I spot my bag is overwhelming,” he writes. “I never tire of it.” I bet! Oops—exclamation points are a little too crazy for these guys. They’re “born to be mild.” I’m not allowed to join the club (I am, after all, a woman, and by definition too exciting), but thankfully the site isn’t password-protected. Surprising, though, because memorizing passwords seems like a pretty dull-friendly activity. So, the next time you find yourself watching paint dry or batteries charge, log on instead for a list of “approved Web sites,” cool collections (think airsickness bags and hymnals) and all sorts of unstimulating news.