September 19, 2023

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Happy National Cheeseburger Day!

Yes, I know that we just celebrated National Double Cheeseburger Day on Friday, but I don't make the rules — apparently Big Burger does, and they want us stuffing our faces with their wares 24/7, 365.

I will say this, though: I am a much bigger fan of the single-patty burger than the double. Every time I go onto Instagram and see these mountainous tributes to gluttony bursting at the seams with so many toppings and sauces that they either require utensils to eat or a shower afterward if you're using your hands, I just think "John Montagu* must be rolling in his grave." Food shouldn't feel like a dare

* John Montagu was the 4th Earl of Sandwich and the alleged creator of the foodstuff that bears his name. He was fond of gambling and would instruct his valet to bring him salted meat between two slices of toasted bread so he could eat while continuing to play cards without getting his hands (or the cards) greasy. Necessity gambling addiction is the mother of invention, as they say!

Just put it down, Rachael! You don't even look happy, you look uncomfortable and overwhelmed.

GIF via Rachael Ray

Today is also National Respect Day (always earned, never owed), National First Love Day (Katie J., Graham Road Elementary in Fairfax, VA, 4th Grade), and National Cartonnage Day. (Because nobody wants to be handed loose burgers. Box those babies up)! Celebrate accordingly.

 Regarding the Follow Your Schemes art on display up top, as well as the designs in our last few emails: you may be sensing a theme. Well, get used to it, and I hope you like black, because it may still be September but as far as this guy is concerned Spooky Season is here, and I am going to revel in every. last. second of it. We'll resume the jewel-toned programming in November. Maybe.


How about a few famous September 18th birthdays and historical facts to start the week?

• On this day in 1793 George Washington laid the first cornerstone of the United States Capitol

• In 1837 Tiffany & Co. is founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City, billing itself a "stationery & fancy goods emporium." I always heard it was a dope breakfast spot.

• This day in 1851 marked the first publication of The New-York Daily Times, which later became The New York Times.

 Old Faithful Geyser was observed and named by explorer Henry D. Washburn on this day in 1870.

 Frederick Douglass "Fritz" Pollard became the first African American to play professional football on this day in 1919 for the NFL's Akron Pros.

• In 1927 the Columbia Broadcasting System, aka CBS, goes on the air for the first time.

Birthday cheeseburgers (preferably in boxes) all around for: Comic book writer & illustrator Joe Kubert (1926), singer-songwriter & guitarist Jimmie Rodgers (1933), actor & comedian Fred Willard of This Is Spinal Tap and Best In Show fame (1933), singer & actor Frankie Avalon (1940), punk rock icon and Ramones singer-songwriter & bass player Dee Dee "1! 2! 3! 4!" Ramone (1951), actor & producer James Gandolfini of The Sopranos fame (1961), singer-songwriter & guitarist Mark Olson of 90s alt-country luminaries The Jayhawks (1961), actress Holly Robinson Peete of 21 Jump Street and Hangin' with Mr. Cooper fame (1964), rapper Cappadonna of Wu-Tang Clan fame (1969), actress, host, comedian, and author Aisha Tyler (1970), actress & host Jada Pinkett Smith (1971), actor James Marsden (1973), rapper, actor, and ride-pimper Xzibit (1974), actor and comedian Jason Sudeikis (1975), and English rapper Dizzee Rascal (1984)

Pour one out for: Guitar god and singer-songwriter Jimi Hendrix (d. 1970), sexploitation filmmaker Russ Meyer (d. 2004), and United States Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (d. 2020)


Scroll on down to learn a bit about fellow Boredwalk fan Tammy! If you're feeling even moderately outgoing and would like to be featured in an upcoming Monday email (and are a customer with some Boredwalk tees, tanks, hoodies, towels, bags, or books to show off), just reply to this and let us know and we'll send you some fun questions!

We'll be back here in your inbox on Wednesday with some more random holidays to observe, historical tidbits to acknowledge, and fun links to entertaining content! Until next time...

Peace, love, and sensibly sized sammies,



Tammy feeling uncharacteristically gregarious in her Antisocial Butterfly tee!

1. What's your actual day job and what's your dream day job?

I'm a nanny. Lately I'm wondering why do we have to work. I'd rather spend my time left here enjoying the earth and not feeling depressed about it.

2. What's your biggest pet peeve?

When someone just shows up unannounced to my home. IYKYK.

(It is wild that people still do this.)

3. If you could have any super power what would it be and why?

Flying, of course!

4. You can curse your nemesis with a minor annoyance for eternity; what do you choose?

For the rest of their days, there will be theme music playing in their head according to what they are doing. It may be fun at first, but after a while, oooo they are going to get so annoyed!

5. Clear up a misconception (about your job, where you are from, some other topic you know a lot about).

I'm from Louisiana, but have lived around the US, and people I've met would always say I'm from New Orleans. Once I met a group from Ireland in Vegas, and they thought Cajun was just a type of spice.

6. Where can the rest of the Boredwalk community find you?

I'm @i_see_tacos on Instagram and TikTok


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