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Long periods of boredom...

Posted by ESC on August 10, 2008 at 21:57

In Reply to: Long periods of boredom... posted by Richard on August 09, 2008 at 13:23:

: There are many phrases used to describe soldiers, airlines, police work, geological events and probably many others the go something like "long periods of boredom interrupted by short periods of stark terror". What is the original phrase and what is a reference for where it was used?

Haven't found it so far.