IT'S NATIONAL NAME YOUR POISON DAY
I've most often heard "pick your poison" as a bartender's euphemism for asking what you want to drink, but it can also refer to picking between two unsavory options. Sounds kinda like my morning at the polling booth voting* in the California primary.
Was I excited for any of the candidates? Absolutely not. For me, voting is about spending hours researching every name on the ballot via Google and then picking the least offensive options.
I guess it's not surprising the candidates leave a lot to be desired. It's not like I'm desperate to run for comptroller. I am not even sure I know what exactly a comptroller does.
* None of this is to say you should not vote. You should! Voting is what stands between the barely mediocre status quo and an utterly out of control raging dumpster fire. Pick your poison, friends!
Me every time I leave a polling place.
Want a few June 8th famous birthdays and historical facts before we get to some amusing links to brighten your day? Let's do it!
• Born on this day: architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867), singer Nancy Sinatra (1940), actor/comedian Jerry Stiller (1927), comedian/actress Joan Rivers (1933), and actor/comedian/filmmaker Keenen Ivory Wayans (1958).
• On this day in 1789 James Madison introduced a proposed Bill of Rights in the US House of Representatives.
• On this day in 1949 George Orwell published Nineteen Eighty-Four, one of the most famous dystopian novels of all time.
Now on to some double-plus-good links!
The Boredwalk creator team highlights one thing every generation can agree on. If you're not following our creator team on YouTube, Tiktok, and/or Instagram yet you are missing out on some quality laughs. The world is a bleak place, so let our funny team help take the edge off!
I don't know the first thing about caring for ducks, but they sure are cute, and this Twitter feed is full of adorable duck pics.
In this funny sketch, Syd and Olivia imagine what would happen if women fetishized the same things men do.
These cute single panel comics combine puns and original illustrations. Delightful!
This funny short sketch pokes fun at small talk haters. As someone who doesn't love chatting with strangers, I still chuckled at this one.
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 new art! Until then...
Peace, love, and choosing our poison wisely,