šŸ‘¹ Need a little pep in your step to tackle the week? – Boredwalk

šŸ‘¹ Need a little pep in your step to tackle the week?


It'sĀ National Eye Wear Day. You're forgiven if you've been operating under the misconception thatĀ I am an ardent celebrant of this holiday. One look around my messenger bag, car, office desk, etc., and you'd wonder "how many pairs of sunglasses does a person need?!"

The answer is many.Ā I am a world champ at losing and misplacing sunglasses. In an effort to deal with me (and the fact that I live in sunny Los Angeles), I intentionallyĀ keep at least half a dozen pairĀ of sunglasses hidden around the various corners of my life ā€” like an especially absentminded squirrel with so many nuts ā€”Ā so that I always have replacements on-hand when I inevitably lose or misplace a pair.

Here's something I didn't know about specs:Ā They've been around for about 700 years, but they were only worn by scholars and monks until the invention of the printing press in 1452. This resulted in an increase in literacy and more demand for glasses.

The first pair of sunglasses intended to offer UV protection were produced in 1899, though their use didn't become widespread until the early 1920s.

Audrey Hepburn lowering sunglasses gif

Wow, that was a lot of information about eyewear!


June 6th is busting at the seams with famous birthdays and historical facts;Ā let's get into 'em:

ā€¢Ā Famous birthdays:Ā actor/producerĀ Paul GiamattiĀ (1967), actor/director/horror iconĀ Robert EnglundĀ (1947). (Nightmare on Elm Street was one of my favorite movies as a kid, and this might be why other children did not want to hang out with me.)

ā€¢Ā On this day in 1930,Ā frozen food was sold in stores for the first time. 18 stores in Springfield, Massachusetts took part in a trial to test consumer opinion.

Ā On this day in 1933 theĀ first Drive-In movie theater openedĀ in Camden, New Jersey.

ā€¢Ā On this day in 1946 TheĀ National Basketball Association (NBA) was founded.

ā€¢Ā On this day in 1972Ā David Bowie released his breakthrough albumĀ The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. (Though Boredwalk co-founder Matt will forever championĀ Hunky DoryĀ as his favorite Bowie album.)

ā€¢Ā Finally, on this day in 1984 theĀ video game Tetris was published.


Alrighty!Ā Sadly, we have no Boredwalk community Q&A this week.Ā IfĀ you'dĀ like to be featured in ourĀ nextĀ Monday Q&A segment, reply to this email and let us know! Matt will send you some fun questions to answer, and next Monday's email won't be so brief.

We'll be back in your inbox on Wednesday morning with links to fun distractions!Ā If you're in a shopping mood, be sure to use the codeĀ YAY10Ā at checkout toĀ save 10% on orders of $100 or more!Ā Until next time...

Peace, love, and spectacles,



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