November 02, 2022

🔮 Clairvoyance is on the calendar! 🗓️


Today isn't a special occasion for me because I practice being psychic every day. All I do is expect the worst and that's usually what happens; however, this bleak worldview is not without its silver linings — because I often get to gloat about being right. Who says pessimists never have any fun!
It's also National Stress Awareness Day; again something I am aware of every day, probably because I'm always expecting the worst and tend to be right about it. It all comes full circle!
Today is also Day of the Dead (or Día de los Muertos), a Mexican holiday that welcomes the return of the souls of the dead to visit living family members.
If your dead relatives stop in for a visit today, I hope it's only the ones you like and not the judgy ones who derided your unconventional life choices and always tried to make you eat their dry over-cooked meatloaf.
dancing skeletons gif

Looks like someone is ready for Day of the Dead!

GIF via Disney


What happened on November 2nds of the past? Here are a few things:
• Born on this day: last queen of France before the revolution Marie Antoinette (1755), singer-songwriter k.d. lang (1961), actor/Friends alum David Schwimmer (1966), and comedian/internet personality Hannah Hart (1986)*
*Hart is probably best known for her highly amusing YouTube series My Drunk Kitchen. Definitely worth a watch if you're not familiar.
• On this day in 1889 North and South Dakota were admitted as the 39th and 40th US states
• US President Ronald Reagan signed the bill creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on this day in 1983
• Also on this day in 1983 Michael Jackson released his single "Thriller" worldwide
• Finally, on this day in 1960 Penguin Books was found not guilty of obscenity in the trial R v Penguin Books Ltd, the Lady Chatterley's Lover case
Alright, you've waited long enough — on to the links!

1. 🥰 Little puppy and little duckie BFFs

Here's your dose of adorable for the day. Enjoy!

2. 🤗 How to befriend crows

In case you're in the market for a familar, this article provides a detailed guide to cultivating friendships with crows in your neighborhood. Crows are very goth and very vengeful, so they can definitely sit with us.

3. 🤣 Ways to stay entertained in the afterlife

We asked Boredwalk fans how they'd spend time as a ghost and then made a funny video acting out your suggestions! While you're catching up on Boredwalk content, here's a short video on what you can try if meditation hasn't worked for you.

4. 😂 Gay Supervillian Assistant

If villains do have personal assistants, I hope it's exactly like this video. Also, now I wish I had the budget for an assistant (and more villainy).

5. 😆 If classical paintings could talk

Comedian/actor Brian Morabito imagines what paintings might say.

OK! We'll be back here in your inbox on Friday with BRAND NEW ART (!), more nonsense holidays to dissect, more notable birthdays to celebrate, and more witty content in general. Don't miss it! Until next time...

Peace, love, and clairvoyance,