November 23, 2022

β˜• If you already tried turning it off and on again...

MAYBE SOME CAFFEINE WILL HELP

I am not much of a morning person, so even after a night of off-mode, I'm usually like a wind up toy with a dying battery. Thankfully there's coffee, and today is National Espresso Day, so a perfect excuse to add some pep to your step!
If anyone tries to tell you that coffee is bad for you, just let 'em know a serving of espresso contains 35% of the recommended daily intake of niacin and 23% of the recommended daily intake of magnesium. So it's basically a multi-vitamin.
woman drinking pot of coffee gif

Me starting my day off right.

GIF via University of Phoenix

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What happened on November 23rds of the past? Here are a few things:
β€’ Actor Boris Karloff was born on this day in 1887. Karloff is best known for his portrayal of Frankenstein's monster and Imhotep the mummy in Universal's horror films in the 1930s, though he reached a new generation of fans as the narrator and voice of the Grinch in the original 1966 televised adaptation of Dr. Seuss's How The Grinch Stole Christmas
β€’ On this day in 1963 Doctor Who premiered on the BBC
β€’ Finally, on this day in 1863 the patent for making color photographs was issued
Alright, you've waited long enough β€” on to the links!

1. πŸ˜‚ What NOT to talk about at Thanksgiving

The Boredwalk creative team has some useful advice for topics to avoid this year. While you're catching up on Boredwalk content, don't miss our video about what would happen if Thanksgiving dishes had dating profiles.

2. 🀣 How the various languages come up with words (probably)

Inventing words no one should need AND failing to invent words we definitely need. Thanks for nothing, languages!

3. πŸ˜† If you don't find those perfectly fit and cheerful influencers relatable...

Maybe pouring vodka into your ice cream in the bath tub is more your speed.

4. πŸ” A behind the scenes look at fast food commercial magic

If your burger doesn't look like the commercial, that's probably because it's not covered in Vaseline and paint.

5. 🀒 In case butter boards aren't your style...

Comedian Anna Roisman lampoons the butter board craze with her gross but funny mashed potato board.

OK! We'll be back here in your inbox on Friday with 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 caffeine,

Meredith