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Mid-week wasted, but classy 🍇

IT'S NATIONAL WINE DAY

Look, with how things are shaping up so far this week — nay, this year — National Wine Day hasn't arrived a moment too soon. If you want to blot out the bleak reality in which we all find ourselves trapped AND appear sophisticated, then a bottle of vino is the perfect companion. They even have non-alcoholic options now for those who don't partake but still want to drink liquid out of fancy fragile glassware!

It's also National Brown Bag It Day (a reminder of the health and cost saving benefits of packing your lunch), but the likelihood of me having my act together enough to pack a lunch is about as likely as tomorrow not bringing us more fodder for our daily doom scroll. Monkey pox? Check! Another horrifying school shooting? Check! Me eating a stray protein bar I found in my desk for lunch tomorrow? Effing Check!

Listen up all you "alcohol is actually a depressant" naysayers: reality is also a depressant, and it's not like I can abstain from that, so...

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Alright, our Wednesday email is all about entertaining you to get you through the week, so let's get to a few May 25th facts/famous birthdays and then links with good jokes and cute animals to distract us from the unrelenting dystopia we're trapped in, shall we?

Alright, our Wednesday email is all about entertaining you to get you through the week, so let's get to a few May 25th facts/famous birthdays and then links with good jokes and cute animals to distract us from the unrelenting dystopia we're trapped in, shall we?

• Famous May 25th birthdays: comedian/director/actor/producer Mike Myers, actor Ian McKellen, author Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Muppet puppeteer Frank Oz.

• On this day in 1925 high school science teacher John T. Scopes was indicted for teaching the theory of evolution in his classes. A monkey trial to pair with monkey pox!

• On this day in 1895 playwright Oscar Wilde was found guilty of "gross indecency" (the 19th century British way of complaining about someone doing something gay) in London and sentenced to two years of hard labor. Terrible!

Now on to some amusing links!

1. Self improvement? In this economy?!

The Boredwalk creator team serves up a short funny skit about self-improvement I think a lot of us can relate to.

2. Explore this beaver abode

Oregon Zoo beavers Maple and Filbert give us a close up tour of their digs. Now I want to quit my job and move in with them.

3. OK Jess delivers chuckle-worthy song parodies

Weird Al fans are sure to appreciate this musical parodist. Peruse her whole Instagram account for more funny song re-writes.

4. Tiny intricate sculpture takes shape before your eyes

Salavat Fidai creates impossibly small sculptures from the tips of pencils and you can watch it happen.

5. Van Gogh, but make it an internet comic

Alireza Karimi Moghaddam's digital comic about/inspired by Vincent Van Gogh — with a dash of Belgian cartoonist Hergé — is a dazzling tribute to the famous Dutch Post-Impressionist painter.

OK! Hopefully these little diversions helped to brighten your day! We'll be back here in your inbox on Friday with more entertainment and Boredwalk news and a secret limited edition weekend drop you will NOT want to miss! Until then...

Peace, love, and vino,

Meredith

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