Actor John Barrymore & daughter Diana demonstrating an act of boredom (Eliot Elisofon//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
Boredom: Not mental inactivity but a state of stress
(We started this segment with some music from the film, Boredom)
Here's a challenge for a radio host... talk about boredom, and make it exciting.
In fact, that's not hard to do. Because boredom, may not be what we think. Ennui may disturb our health, tedium torment our social lives, monotony destroy careers and world-weariness wreck whatever's left.
Albert Nerenberg is a Canadian filmmaker who's most recent film is called, Boredom. He joined us from from Montreal, where his film will premier at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema on Sunday.
James Danckert appears in the film, Boredom. He's an associate professor of psychology at the University of Waterloo and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience.
Last Word - Jerry Seinfeld on Boredom
Now, we were just talking about boredom. The man who made his name by talking about nothing is anything but boring. But Jerry Seinfeld has been bored. Today's Last Word goes to Seinfeld remembering a shopping trip with this mother.
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