Yesterday, Josh Groban was on the Jimmy Kimmel show, where he previewed his new album, which consists of 752 of Kanye West’s tweets set to music and Josh’s operatic voice. I can’t wait to hear the whole thing!
A collection of pictures of women laughing alone with salad. One of those things that shouldn’t be funny, but definitely is.
Last month in London, an entire conference was held… on boredom. Boring 2010 included talks:
- Like Listening to Paint Dry (which listed 415 colours in a paint catalog)
- The Intangible Beauty of Car Park Roofs
- Personal Reflections on the English Breakfast
- The Draw in Test Match Cricket
- My Relationship With Bus Routes
- What It’s Like to Do Almost Nothing Interesting for 25 Hours a Week (about observing the Jewish Sabbath as a child)
- a discussion of a tie collection (“He noted that as of June 2010, he owned 55 ties, and 45.5% of them were of a single color. By December, his tie collection had jumped by 36%, although the share of single-color ties fell by 1.5%.”)
- a milk tasting, including possible food pairings (“Cereals got mentioned a lot.”)
- a sneeze count that has been tracked for the past three years (‘”I’ve even sneezed when recording a sneeze,” he said.’)
The guy who started the conference, James Ward, edits a blog called “I Like Boring Things,” and according to the article,
Mr. Ward over the past 18 months has visited 160 London convenience stores and made careful notes about a popular chocolate bar called Twirl, including the product’s availability, price and storage conditions. He publishes the details online.
Ward plans on holding a Boring 2011… book your tickets now.