I was just reminded of this assertion of Giorgio Agamben's:
Dasein is simply an animal that has learned to become bored; it has awakened from its own captivation...
Ah, you haven't yet plumbed the depths of meta-boredom. Show me boredom and I'll show you being bored of being bored. Stick that in your pipe to come and smoke it!
Show me a bored animal and I'll show you a pencil that's positively catatonic with ennui. How's that for upstagement?
With apologies to the all round clever chap, my Ph.D. student Michael Martel, who runs a good line that Agamben is really rather object-oriented.