A podcast on the tedium of boredom produced by Public Radio International delves into the subject of boredom in a decidedly un-boring, substantial way. Let's explore the piece, along with related compelling research, to see how being "bored to death" isn't just a euphemism. And discuss what to do about it.
"Bored To Death" was canceled Tuesday by HBO, swept out in a holiday housecleaning that also took "How To Make It In America" and "Hung." I can't blame the network for putting "How to Make It" and "Hung" down. While the former improved marginally in its second season, it was laughably predictable and inevitably doomed by the "Entourage" shadow. And once the male hooker novelty wore off, "Hung" was just kind of taking up space.