May 17, 2023
🦸♀️ The heroes we need
IT'S INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMER SUPPORT DAY
Shout out to Christina and Isabella from the Boredwalk customer service team, who tackle phone calls, text messages, and emails from fans and haters alike!
I don't need an occasion to appreciate them because I appreciate their calm professional demeanor every day. They do their best to make the Boredwalk shopping experience great and manage to keep a cool head even when people are being terrible — truly a superpower.
That is true; it's one of the delights of working at Boredwalk HQ.
GIF via Hop To It Productions
Want a few famous May 17th birthdays and historical facts before we get to this week's amusing links? Of course you do!
• Some people you've probably heard of who were born on this day: Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor (1965), (not-so) New Kid on the Block Jordan Knight (1970), singer-songwriter Enya (1961), actor/comedian Bob Saget (1956), boxer Sugar Ray Leonard (1956), actor/director Dennis Hopper (1936), soccer player Mia Hamm (1972), and actor Bill Paxton (1955)
• Pour one out for Donna "The Queen of Disco" Summer, who hustled off this mortal coil on this day in 2012 and hopefully feels love wherever she is
• The New York Stock Exchange was established on this day in 1792
• The first Kentucky Derby was held on this day in 1875
• L. Frank Baum's children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was first published in the United States on this day in 1900
• The first televised baseball game aired on this day in 1939
• In Massachusetts, same-sex couples exchanged marriage vows for the first time in the United States on this day in 2004
• Finally, on this day in 1954, The Supreme Court ruled unanimously against segregation in schools in Brown v. Board of Education
Now on to the amusing links!
Josh from the Boredwalk creator team asked Gen Z trivia questions from our new 1990s themed activity book and bet them money they wouldn't know the answers! Watch the video to see if they won any money and find out what they think Zima is. For more LOLs from our team be sure to follow us on Instagram, TikTok and/or YouTube.
Get a little dopamine boost from this fluffy kitty snuggling some tiny furry piglet pals.
Congrats to Josh from our content team for his recent viral success with this funny video about slaying dragons. It's full of clever twists, don't miss it.
Why look for love on dating apps like Hinge when you can be openly Unhinged?
5. 😄 Hoping to see the hottest concerts this summer? Good luck!
Comedian Ryan George lampoons Ticketmaster and gives them the roasting they deserve.
OK! We'll be back here in your inbox on Friday with new art, more nonsense holidays to dissect, more notable birthdays (and maybe even some notable deathdays!) to celebrate, and more witty content in general. Until next time...
Peace, love, and amusement,