In a long-ago newsletter column, my first boss Larry Ragan tried to conceive of the most boring headline he could. I believe he came up with: “Canada: Our Friendly Neighbor to the North.”
Larry, wherever you are, I think I just stumbled upon the most boring book title, and I did not make it up. A news release came to me for: A Visual History of Walking Sticks and Canes, which includes 898 “full-color” photographs. 898!
About the author:
“Anthony Moss is a Rabologist (a collector of walking sticks), Joint Chairman of The Antique Walking Cane Society based in London, a Member of The International Society of Cane Collectors based in the USA and a regular speaker at Canemania, an International Cane Convention.”
Postscript: Larry and I are not alone in our quest for boring headlines; correspondent Neil Hrab sends us this 1986 Michael Kinsley column from The Washington Post, which ID’d “Worthwhile Canadian Initiative,” “Small Earthquake in Chile/Not Many Dead,” “Trade: A Two-Way Street,” and other doozies of deadline-driven dullness.