This also might be useful if you work in an office, probably. I wouldn’t know.
1) Talk in funny accents. Accents make everything funnier, especially if they’re odd and non-specific. I personally lean more towards a French-Russian-Swedish hybrid, but I have a friend who does a hilarious Aussie, and another who does something that is vaguely German-Indian (I didn’t even know that was possible before I met him). Seriously, try this. Physics calculations have never been so entertaining.
2) Create your own jokes. This is actually quite difficult, and also fun. This started because one day Mat was trying to come up with horse jokes to tell Kat and it turned into a full blown project during math class. However, this also works if you are listening to a really boring lecture. For example, during a loooong trig class, Mat commented that, “this lesson is really going in circles.” To which I replied, “I really don’t know what Mr. P’s angle is.” Once you get started with the bad puns, you really can’t stop.
3) The good ole’ group doodle. Doodling by yourself is just sad and monotonous. However, doodling with a bunch of your classmates can be a riot. Maybe you start with a stick man in a hot air balloon. You pass it to your friend Nob and his fighter jet shoots a hole in the balloon. You think that the balloon is doomed, but it’s okay because Sar draws Santa in his sleigh flying to rescue the stick man from his plummeting aircraft. This can go on and on, really. And when you’re done, you can frame it and hang it up on your wall. Seriously, that’s art.
Those are most of my foolproof techniques. How do you slay the boredom beast?