June 23, 2021

😇 Grace may be a virtue...


Happy Let It Go Day! I guess we are supposed to let go of regrets or resentments or whatever, but this clearly isn't compatible with my favorite things, like holding grudges and exacting vengeance on those who have wronged me.

Revenge is Better Than Christmas According to Elvira

Elvira just gets me.

Today is also National Hydration Day, so if like me you wish to thumb your nose at National Let It Go Day, might I suggest you hydrate with the tears of you nemeses? Sure, they're on the salty side for a beverage, but refreshing nonetheless! At least emotionally.


Before we get to some funny links, let's celebrate a few June 23rd birthdays!

  • Actress and producer Frances McDormand, born this day in 1957! Ms McDormand is known for her roles in films like Raising Arizona, Fargo, and Nomadland. As a highly acclaimed star of the stage and screen, Ms McDormand has won four Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, three British Academy Film Awards, two Primetime Emmys, and a Tony Award!
  • Singer/Songwriter/Actress June Carter Cash, born this day in 1929. This talented five-time Grammy winner could play banjo, guitar, harmonica, and autoharp. She also appeared in several films and TV shows. In the early 1960s, June Carter wrote the song "Ring of Fire", which later went on to be a hit for her future husband, Johnny Cash. June Carter was a distant cousin of former US President Jimmy Carter, and the two had a close relationship throughout their lifetimes.
  • Singer/Songwriter/Producer/King of the Astro-Zombies Glenn Allen Anzalone, better known by his stage name Glenn Danzig, born today in 1955! Danzig is the founder of the bands The Misfits, Samhain, and Danzig. He also founded and owns the Evilive record label as well as Verotik, an adult-oriented comic book publishing company. He probably also wants your skull.
  • Finally, Title IX of the education amendments was enacted into law on this day in 1973. Title IX prohibits federally funded educational institutions from discriminating against students or employees based on sex.

Alright, let's get to some fun links!


1. LOL at the funniest of Pride signs

It's LGBTQIA Pride month, so let's celebrate by marveling at some of the most amusing signs Pride parades have to offer!

2. Offline memes that are documented online, how meta!

This Instagram account serves up an endlessly entertaining collection of funny signs that were posted in the offline world. It sure beats the usual fare of ads for garage sales and lost pets. (You naughty pups and kitties need to go home, already! I'm worried about you and I've never even met you!)

3. There's no place like... Japan

From stunning artistic rice paddies to penguin soap operas, Japan keeps things delightfully odd.

4. A brief history of the devil.

Despite his minor role in the Old Testament, Satan became a famous literary character, this explainer video breaks down how it happened.

5. Retro graphic design reimagined

Humorist/graphic designer Bubblepunk humorously changes the text on vintage ads and package design, adding a hilarious dose of snark and irreverence to products of yore.


OK! Hopefully these little diversions helped to brighten your day! We'll be back here in your inbox on Friday with more fun birthdays, diversions, and historical facts. Oh, and a new design, so stay tuned!

Peace, love, and letting go (or not, it's up to you),