The Australian town of Bland Shire is seeking ties with the village of Dull in Scotland and Boring in Oregon, after the Scottish and American settlements twinned last year.

Politicians in Oregon have attempted to establish an official “Boring and Dull Day” to celebrate of all things banal, reports The Telegraph.

Now Bland Shire in New South Wales,named after William Bland, founder of the Australian Medical Association, wants to get it on the action.

“I think over the years we’ve had our share of fun poked at us,” Bland Shire councillor Tony Lord told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. “Wherever there’s a deemed threat or a deemed negative, there’s always an opportunity. I think that’s where we need to think positively and look ahead at all the opportunities that may occur or that we can generate.”

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