February 10, 2023

😤 If you're fed up with hustle culture...


I don't know about you, but I often find myself daydreaming about being a ghost.

It sounds like such a good gig! You don't have to be bothered with all the demands of a slowly-decaying flesh prison, or society's arbitrary and fabricated power structures.
You get to go wherever you want whenever you want, and you can mess with people you don't like. What fun!
Just imagine an existence with no bills, no responsibilities, no aches and pains, no stupid body demanding you feed it or let it rest or take it to the bathroom; sounds pretty sweet, doesn't it?
I know the ghostly hereafter of my dreams isn't very likely, but that won't stop me from the fantasy. If that sort of escapism appeals to you, maybe you'd like this sweet new Feared Poltergeist Shirt we just released!
So many Boredwalk fans have asked us to put some of our longer quotes from our Twitter feed (all of which are written by yours truly!) on shirts, so we've been trying to come up with some designs that look good on shirts and make use of some of our longer quotes. This is harder than it sounds. We hope you all like this one, and if it sells well we will try to do more of them (no matter how much my co-founder Matt grumbles and complains about having to design around a wall of text. This is why Cthulhu gave us ear buds)!
Really, the ball is in YOUR court. Score a touch goal with it! (Touch goals are scored on courts, right? Who even knows! Sports, like the great beyond, are so mysterious!)
Ghost scaring people gif
I want to spend less time wading through a morass of insurance company and tax bullsh!t and more time doing this.
I just want to be a real life Scooby-Doo villain, but one where there is no mask to yank off at the end of the episode because it's just my real face and I am a true monster and not just some greedy jerk trying to tank the fortunes of a run-down amusement park for an insurance payout. Is that so much to ask?!
GIF via Ghostbusters
Speaking of new things, we have so many new products coming soon! We have a few new shirt designs waiting to be added to the website that I'm already totally in love with AND a couple of new non-apparel products either close to done or already done and en-route to Boredwalk HQ from our manufacturing partners.
If your interest is piqued, I spill the beans on some of our upcoming releases in the newest episode of the Boredwalk podcast! You can listen to me and Tess from the creator team riff about the annoyances of contacting giant companies, the appeal of reincarnation (spoiler alert: there is none!), and some of our favorite foods. Plus we read some of your recent replies to Question of the Day and share our own answers. Watch the episode on YouTube or listen on your favorite podcasting platform. 
Want a few notable February 10th birthdays and historical facts to kick off the weekend? Here are a few...
• Born on this day: actress Emma Roberts (1991), singer Roberta Flack (1937), actress & filmmaker Elizabeth Banks (1974), and actress Laura Dern (1967)
• On this day in 1989, WWF admitted that pro wrestling is an exhibition and not a sport in order to gain deregulation
 Glenn Miller was awarded the first ever Gold Record for selling 1 million copies of "Chattanooga Choo Choo" on this day in 1942
• Finally, cartoon characters "Tom and Jerry" made their debut on this day in 1940
OK, that's it for this week! We'll be back here in your inbox on Monday with another email and (hopefully) a fresh customer Q&A! If you'd like to be featured in an upcoming email reply to this and let us know!
Peace, love, and haunting,