Can you be as boring as Kottke?

Can you be as boring as Kottke?
: There’s a new contest memeing its away around blogs: Can you put up a post as boring as Kottke’s latest?

The opening bid from Jason: A post about his building’s doormat.

To which Rob replies: “All blog entries have now apparently been used up.” And he sees that bid and raises it with a post about his new colander.

Never one to be outdone, Michele ups the betting with a post about garbage bags.

Well, I hate to be left out of this game, so lemme tell you about my office:

I hadn’t cleaned my office in at least five years. So I had a guy from the building bring up a dumpster and I filled it with with whiteboards that won’t erase anymore because the old ideas on them are encrusted with age; expensive brochures passed out by promising-but-now-dead companies at Internet Worlds as far away as Berlin; lawyer letters and contracts for many promising-but-now-dead companies; many promising-but-now-dead Internet magazines; and business cards for many promising-but-now-unemployed Internet executives. My office is now so empty and dusty that it looks as if I, too, am a promising-but-unemployed Internet executive. But I will bring some Pledge from home (unscented only, please) and then I will look employed and efficient again.

Your bid.

  • Kottke wins. Hands down.

  • I, like, went to the bathroom today. It was cool.

  • Sorry, Jeff, but that’s good enough for Talk of the Town, so doesn’t quite qualify.

  • My trees (see link) are pretty damn boring.

  • Sorry, folks, the dullblog beats you all.

  • And if I’d bothered to follow the links first, I’d have seen that the dullblog was mentioned as precedent. *whacks self*

  • I believe with all my heart that my cell phone is the boringest (see link).

  • bob

    Oh no!
    I’m as boring as that every day.
    Good lord.
    – bob

  • Mike G

    I thought Noam Chomsky already won this contest.

  • Choire entered without even being aware he did:

  • Jeff Jarvis wins by writing about some guy named Stern.

  • I was tempted to do a report on the state of my keyboard – lint, dirty keys, what happens when I shake it upside down, etc..

  • Sgt. Mom

    OK, Commissar, but don’t say too much about the lint— that’s MY entry. All about dryer lint. You know, if you skip cleaning the screen for a couple of loads, you have like cool layers of different colored lint, kinda like layers of sandstone… but made out of lint? Am I boring you yet?