June 28, 2023


...TAPIOCA?!? 🤨

Happy National Tapioca Day! I know you've been waiting all year to celebrate this boldly-flavored occasion, but not so fast — adding to the thrills of June 28th are National Parchment DayNational Logistics Day, and National Insurance Awareness Day. Have so many exciting things converged on a single day before? I don't know, but it's certainly hard to imagine!

excited Dwight Schrute gif

 If anyone is going to get excited about tapioca, parchment, or insurance, it would be Dwight Schrute.

GIF via NBC/The Office
Want a few other notable June 28th birthdays and historical facts with which to further embiggen your brain before we get to this week's amusing links? Of course you do!
• On this day in 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie were assassinated in Sarajevo, which ignited World War I
• Five years later on this day in 1919 the Treaty of Versailles was signed, thereby ending hostilities between Germany and the Allied Forces of World War I
• On this day in 1969 the Stonewall Riots began in New York City, marking the start of the Gay Rights Movement
 Happy birthday to: Flemish painter & diplomat Peter Paul Rubens (1577), actor, director, producer, and screenwriter Mel Brooks (1926), actor Pat Morita (1932), actress & comedian Gilda Radner (1946), actress Kathy Bates (1948), actor & screenwriter John Cusack (1966), egomaniac Elon Musk (1971), and actress & writer Felicia Day (1979)
 Pour one out for: 4th US President James Madison (d. 1836), the aforementioned Franz Ferdinand & Sophie (d. 1914), Twilight Zone screenwriter, producer, and host Rod Serling (d. 1975), and OxyClean pitchman Billy Mays (d. 2009)
Now on to the amusing links!
Tess & Josh do an animation alignment chart of sorts, explaining what your viewing choices in the 1990s say about you!
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Chalk sculptor Sachin Sanghe carves extraordinarily detailed miniature sculptures out of chalk using simple tools. Wild!
3. 🧙🏽‍♀️ When cottagecore goes too far
Just kidding — there's no such thing as too much cottagecore! Especially when bratty woodland children get their just desserts.
Actress Margot Robbie & director Greta Gerwig give Architectural Digest a tour of Barbie's dream house. Whether you think the live action Barbie movie did or did not go far enough with its fanciful take on Barbie lore, one thing they did nail is using ALL THE PINK. It's like a world dripping in Pepto Bismol.
Mixed media artist Kathryn Littlejohn repurposes roadkill and found objects to make beauty out of decay. It's quite stunning!
OK! We'll be back here in your inbox on Friday — possibly with more nonsense holidays to dissect, more notable birthdays (and maybe even some notable deathdays!) to celebrate, and more witty content in general. Maybe even new art! Until next time...

Peace, love, and tapioca (I guess),