August 17, 2022

Don't believe the rumors...😾


It's Black Cat Appreciation Day! If you've got one of these dark furred little house panthers be sure to give them some extra love today.
Superstitious weirdos consider black cats bad luck, and they are less likely to be adopted than cats with other fur colors. I say give black cats a chance though; if you wear a lot of black clothing like I do, their fur is highly compatible with your wardrobe.
black cat talking on the phone gif
This black cat even seems to have a job. Wonder if he'd pitch in for rent.
Today is also National Workers’ Comp Adjuster Day but I refuse to get on board with this. Workers' Comp is the most annoying insurance Boredwalk carries (we have so many kinds) because every year the insurance company demands we fill out long tedious forms giving them information they already have, which gobbles up hours of our time. We already pay you, Berkshire Hathaway, you fill out your damn forms!
Alright, let's touch on some August 17th history before we dive into those sweet links!
• It was on this day in 1945 that Korea was divded into North and South Korea (with North Korea insisting on being a total bummer ever since)
George Orwell published his novella Animal Farm on this day, also in 1945
• Finally, on this day in 1979 Monty Python's Life of Brian premiered in US theaters

Alright, you've waited long enough — on to the links!

1. Feel better about your cooking

You might not be Gordon Ramsay, but I bet you're not making anything as gross as what's in this Twitter feed.

(BTW, I was hanging out with a Gen Z friend last weekend who was not aware that food was fairly disgusting in the mid 20th century. We told him tales of jello salads and sardine casseroles and marveled at how our bizarre gastronomical history is lost to the youth).

2. Okay, not sure how this will make you feel about your cooking

These cats are getting culinary. I bet they'd love a sardine casserole.

3. Baby sloth... aww

Everything is bad, you need to gaze at a cute little baby sloth right now.

4. Since it's road trip season...

This website will suggest interesting places to visit along any road trip route. I adore a road trip and will definitely be putting this to use (and probably annoying my husband with it).

5. What Grace really wanted to say to her ex-roommate

Grace from the Boredwalk creative team shares one of her Grievance Journal entries. Stop by and tell her what you wish you had said to someone!

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6. Bonus Link: We did a live release party for our new book!

We published our second book, Adventures in the Abyss, on Friday last week, and last night we hosted a virtual release party for it across a bunch of social media channels! You can watch the re-airing on the link above. You can also get a closer look at what's in the book and watch us do some of the activities with the live audience participating!

OK! We'll be back here in your inbox on Friday with updates, 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 black cats,

• Famous birthdays: actor Robert De Niro (1943), actor/director Sean Penn (1960) and actress/writer/singer Mae West (1893)