August 16, 2021

🙌 Ringing in the week with exciting news! 🎉


Sure, it may be National Rum Day, which is worthy of celebration, but this email has a higher calling — to announce that it's almost time for our next limited edition flash sale! This coming weekend we'll be selling these sweet vintage-style v-neck ringers for a whopping 25% off, so be sure to mark your calendar and keep your eyes peeled for Friday's email to get 'em before they're gone!

These hot little numbers are made of premium medium-weight 100% combed ringspun cotton for extra softness and comfort and are available up to a size 4X (comparable to a women's 26/28 dress size). Boredwalk co-founder Meredith rocks them all the time at the office and is super-excited to finally be able to offer them for a limited time!

You don't have to take MY word for it, though — our models Jo, Michelle, and Taffeta adore them, too!

Corey Haim gets it, and he was Lost Boy-adjacent, so he knew his stuff.

Corey Haim gets it, and he was Lost Boy-adjacent, so he knew his stuff!

Today is also National Tell A Joke Day, so here you go:

Q: What do you call it when two houses have the same backyard decor?

A: Simpatio


Before we delve into this week's community Q&A, let's celebrate some notable August 16th birthdays! 

Happy birthday to poet, novelist, and short story writer Charles Bukowski, born this day in 1920! Over the course of his life Mr. Bukowski wrote thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories, and six novels, eventually publishing over 60 books. 

A very jazzy birthday to legendary pianist Bill Evans, born this day in 1929! Mr. Evans recorded with some giants of jazz, including playing piano on arguably Miles Davis' greatest achievement, Kind of Blue, which remains the best selling jazz album of all time.

A very fabulous birthday to the original small screen Catwoman, actress Julie Newmar, born this day in 1933! Ms Newmar is still working in Hollywood today, most recently reprising her role as Catwoman in the 2017 animated feature-length film Batman vs. Two-Face.

Happy birthday to the Queen of Pop herself, Madonna, born this day in 1958! Madonna is one of the most successful recording artists of all time and one of the most influential figures in popular culture. People haphazardly throw around the word "icon" a lot these days, but in Madonna's case, it applies. 

Happy birthday to actress, director, producer, and activist Angela Bassett, also born this day in 1958! Ms Bassett has built her career playing strong Black women, including an Academy Award-nominated performance as Tina Turner, as well as Coretta Scott King, Betty Shabazz, and more recently as Queen Ramonda in the MCU's Black Panther and Avengers: Endgame.

Finally, happy death day to The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Aaron Presley, who died this day in 1977. If nothing else, he finally got some well-deserved rest.

OK! Assuming I don't die before then, I'll be back in your inbox on Wednesday morning with links to fun distractions! Before that, though, scroll down and learn all about fellow Boredwalk fan Travis R.! As usual, if you'd like to be featured in an upcoming email, reply to this and let me know! Until next time...

Peace, love, and dad jokes,


Danielle & Travis looking stylish in the recording studio and ready to rip a cinematic book adaptation apart.

1. What's your day job and what's your dream job?

Actual Job: Transponster
Dream Job: I would love to do voice acting or read audio books

 2. What keeps you up at night?

Usually a book I was supposed to have read for our book club (or editing an episode of our podcast).

3. What's a life pro tip the Boredwalk community needs to know?

Advice my dad gave me: keep working on your thing — your job, your hobby, your sport, whatever — not everyone will notice, but the right people will.

4. What experience do you most want to cross off your bucket list?

I've always wanted to go to Japan — specifically, to visit a hot spring up in the mountains.

5. If you could have any super power what would it be and why?

The proportionate strength of a spider. In my younger days, I might've said web swinging, but I'm afraid I'd get motion sickness if I tried that now...

6. You can curse your nemesis with a minor annoyance for eternity; what do you choose?

Wherever they are, the WiFi signal is weak — but never gone. Always just strong enough for their phone to try to connect, but never strong enough to actually hit the internet.

7. Clear up a misconception (about your job, where you are from, some other topic you know a lot about).

Not everyone in Texas has a horse. I've lived here 16 years now and I only know, like, three people who do.

8. Where can the rest of the Boredwalk community find you?

You can join my lovely wife, my friends, and me for our book club / movie review podcast at We usually focus on the more well-regarded book-to-movie adaptations, (your 2001: A Space Odysseys, your Fear and Loathing in Las Vegases) but we aren't averse to the occasional Hallmark movie...