July 24, 2023

Live forever? 🤨


Happy National Drive-Thru Day! And National Tequila Day, if you're so inclined to double the pleasure and halve your life expectancy!
I am still on that post-vacation "caloric atonement" grind, so if you're fortunate enough (read: responsible and good at moderation) to NOT be on those respective wagons, I hope you'll forgive me for living vicariously through you.
Liz Lemon I want to go to there gif

I want to go to lots of places right now, and all of them are boozy & carby.

GIF via 30 Rock

Moving on, would you like a few famous July 24th birthdays and historical facts with which to kick the week off? Of course you would! Have at them


• Birthday cake all around for: French novelist & playwright Alexandre Dumas of Count of Monte Cristo fame (1802), French composer Adolphe Adam of Giselle fame (1803), Czech painter & illustrator Alphonse Mucha of Art Nouveau fame (1860), pilot & author Amelia Earhart of trans-Atlantic crossing and Pacific disappearance fame (1897), author, artist, dancer, and literary muse Zelda Fitzgerald of East Egg fame (1900), actor Chris Sarandon of Fright Night and The Princess Bride infamy (1942), "comedian" and noted watermelon murderer Gallagher (1946), small screen Wonder Woman Lynda Carter (1951), problematic baseball legend Barry Bonds (1964), director/producer/screenwriter Gus Van Sant (1952), actress, singer, and dancer Jennifer Lopez (1969), Australian actress Rose Byrne (1979), Firefly actress Summer Glau (1981), Mad Men and The Handmaid's Tale star Elisabeth Moss (1982), and actress/vampire catnip Anna Paquin (1982)

 • On this day in 1567 Mary, Queen of Scots, was forced to abdicate and be replaced by her one-year-old son James VI. Classic patriarchy!

• In 1901, famed short story writer O. Henry was released from prison following a 3-year sentence for embezzlement from a bank. Should've just sold his hair & pocket watch if he was so hard up!
• In 2019, noted comb-hater and bumbling loudmouth Boris Johnson becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
 Pour one out for: Eighth President of the United States and noted gang leader Martin Van Buren (d. 1862), English actor & comedian Peter Sellers (d. 1980), noted researchers and sexologist Virginia Johnson of Masters & Johnson fame (d. 2013), diminutive actor & TV host Regis Philbin (d. 2020), and legendary English character actor David Warner of Tron and The Omen fame (d. 2022)
Unfortunately no new community Q&A this week. Sad! 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 living life to the fullest,