"boring" (Eng. adj.) + "-atics" (Gr. suffix, meaning "the science of")
Created on the spur of the moment by etymology-savvy internauts
Semantically related to:
Umberto Eco's "tetrapiloctomia" - the (intellectual) activity of splitting hairs
Lexically related to:
Anon. student about his professor: He's teaching Boringatics (n.).
Anon. student: I've got to study for my boringatics exam (adj.).
Anon: I am reading Lucretius' poem, De Rerum Natura.
Anon's friend: Boringatics! (interj.)