July 03, 2023

😳 It's not personal...


Happy National Eat Beans Day! Not only will eating beans provide you with lots of nutrients ahead of tomorrow's Independence Day gluttony, it will also necessitate needing a wider berth than usual to avoid offending fellow cookout attendees. I guess it's good these festivities are typically held outdoors! A perfect occasion to rock our Personal Space tee.

It's also National Chocolate Wafer Day, which seems like it could get messy given how warm it gets this time of year. This may imperil our celebration of National Compliment Your Mirror Day. Nothing makes me more reflection-averse than being confronted with my own bean-eating, chocolate smearing crimes of consumption. I suppose it's just as well I'm supposed to compliment my mirror the day before I devolve into a fried & grilled food fanatic. Wednesday could be so much worse!

Collapsing Snorlax gif

If you didn't collapse in a Snorlax-esque heap at the end of July 4th, did you even celebrate independence from the tyranny of British cuisine? Take that, jellied eel and blood pudding!

GIF via Pokémon


Before you dive head-first into a tray of grilled protein, eat some virtual birthday cake in honor of:
• British playwright & screenwriter Tom Stoppard (1937), American humorist & author Dave Barry (1947), "Gloria" singer-songwriter Laura Branigan (1952), X-Ray Spex frontwoman and punk rock legend Poly Styrene (1957), Depeche Mode and Erasure founder Vince Clarke (1960), actor & producer Tom Cruise (1962), actress and voice of Lisa Simpson Yeardley Smith (1964), Conjuring actor Patrick Wilson (1973), and actress & TV host Olivia Munn (1980)
 Pour one out for: Rolling Stones founding member and multi-instrumentalist Brian Jones (d. 1969), Doors songwriter & frontman Jim Morrison (d. 1971), Morphine singer-songwriter & frontman Mark Sandman (d. 1999), and saxophonist Boots Randolph of "Yakety Sax" fame, without which Benny Hill may never have had a career (d. 2007)
Historical events that occurred on July 3rd include:
 Idaho being admitted as the 43rd state of the union on this day in 1890. Happy birthday, Idaho!
 The Puerto Rican Constitution being approved by US Congress on this day in 1952
 David Bowie killed off his stage persona Ziggy Stardust on this day in 1973 when he announces on the last day of the Ziggy Stardust tour that it would be "the last show we'll ever do." Thankfully Aladdin Sane was waiting in the wings.
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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 chocolatey beans,