I like the Geeling on the Ceiling!

It’s amazing how when you’re really bored at work, even the Internet seems to run out of things to amuse you.Especially when you can’t play YouTube clips or play poker!

Here’s a list of other things that can amuse you at work…(Some are stolen from here. Some are my own that I thought up cause I was bored, and some of them I actually do)

See if you can balance your pen on it’s lid.
(Amusement Potential: 3-5 minutes)
Sometimes it’s impossible, but sometimes, if you try hard enough, you can do it. Go on. Try it now.

Try to not think about penguins
(Amusement Potential: 1-5 minutes)
This is especially hard, because by trying too much, you remember what you were trying to avoid thinking of. If you try too little, you end up thinking about penguins anyway.

Try to organise your DVD/CD collection in your head
(Amusement Potential: 5-7 minutes)
Think of all your music and movies and then organise them into genre order, or maybe chronological order. Then think of all the ones that you haven’t got that you wish you did.

Use your secret mind power
(Amusement Potential: 5-10 minutes)
Pick a passing by and try to use your mind power to command them do something, like drop their bag or knock into someone. The law of averages dictates that sooner or later one of your mind commands will come true, so you can convince yourself that you really have super human powers and waste even more time trying them out.

Repeat the same word over and over until it loses its meaning
(Amusement Potential: 1-3 minutes)
Pick a random word out of a magazine and say it aloud to yourself until it becomes a meaningless set of noises.

Hurt yourself
(Amusement Potential: 1-3 minutes)
What is pain? Why is it unpleasant? There’s nothing physical about it – it’s all in your mind. Plus, after pinching yourself for awhile, boredom will seem nice next to being in pain.

Get yourself as nauseated as possible
(Amusement Potential: 5-10 minutes)
Best achieved by looking straight up and spinning around. Try to be so dizzy you can’t even stand up. This is also entertaining due to the “makes boredom seem a lot better” effect (see “Hurt Yourself”).

Dissolving Food
(Amusement Potential: 2-12000 minutes)
Put something in your mouth and then just let it sit there and see how long it takes to dissolve. Chocolate? Maybe 1 or 2 minutes. A piece of deep fried chicken? Maybe 1 or 2 years. Collate your results.

Pretend all humans will die except for people in room with you
Amusement Potential: 10-20 minutes)
What would you do if this really happened? Would the group stay together, or would there be factions? Who would join what group? Remember, there would only be power for a few days before the plants ran out of fuel or broke. To travel, you would always have to be near cars to siphon gas out of. Best to do with people you know.

Try and sound Welsh
(Amusement Potential: 1-3 minutes)
The key to sounding Welsh is to make sure that your voice goes up at the end of the sentence, so that everything sounds like a question. Throw in a superfluous ‘isn’t it?’ at the end of everything you say and you’re halfway there. Isn’t it?

Stare at the back of someone’s head until they turn around
(Amusement Potential: 2-5 minutes)
This works on the “I have the feeling I’m being watched” principle. Conduct an experiment-does this really work?

Pour water in hand, make sneeze noise, throw water on back of person’s neck
(Amusement Potential: 5-15 minutes)
Always a good gag. For an even bigger reaction out of the person, act like you’re not sorry at all for what they think you did. Comment instead on how big that sneeze was or about how there was a lot of mucus in that one.

Post-It Pile-Up
(Amusement Potential: 5-15 minutes)
Get a pad of Post-It’s and pull them all apart and then stick them back together one by one in a cool pattern. See how long you can make the Post-It Pad stretch.Make pretty flower pictures.

Chewy Chompfest
(Amusement Potential: 10-30 minutes)
Ask someone for some chewing gum and then when they lend you the pack, pour the whole lot into your mouth. Even better if you have to unwrap each one separately and put it in your mouth. Then start chewing and say with a really sloppy full mouth, “My breath was really bad”

Chair Spinning without the nausea
(Amusement Potential: 5-15 minutes)
Find a spot to spin on your office chair but leave your foot out just a little bit so that it hits on something as you spin around. Then try and spin yourself the exact right amount so that you stop at the exact same time that your foot hits the thing it was hitting. No cheating and moving your foot! If you fail, spin the other way and try again. Bonus points if you can spin multiple times and stop at the right point. Just think of it as good practice for Wheel of Fortune.

Collect your earwax
(Amusement Potential: 5-15 minutes)
Or is this just gross?

Ok. I’m bored now.

Anyone got any more?


About Mick

I've been around a while. I like to wrap myself around the warm security of the interwebs which have consumed me since 1993. I whinge, I rant, I crap on. Enjoy. View all posts by Mick

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