May 10, 2023

🌞 Time to shine!


Small Business Day? That's us! Here are a few reasons to celebrate small businesses:
1. Nearly half of all U.S. employees are employed by a small business
2. Only around 34% of small businesses make it to the 10 year mark, so if you see one that's been around a minute (like Boredwalk) their accomplishment is rarer than you might think 
3. Over 99% of U.S. businesses are small or medium businesses. The big companies get all the attention, but there are way more Boredwalk-sized companies than Amazon-sized companies (thank goodness)
Who's running this place gif
Me looking around Boredwalk HQ most days before I remember it's me 😬
GIF via Gordon Ramsey
Want a few famous May 10th 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: U2 frontman Bono (1960), flower power singer-songwriter Donovan (1946), rapper Young MC (1955), comedian Kenan Thompson (1978), model Linda Evangelista (1965), and dancer Fred Astaire (1899)
• Nelson Mandela was sworn in as South Africa's first Black president on this day in 1994
• Victoria Woodhull became the first woman nominated for the US presidency on this day in 1872
• The first coast to coast railroad in the United States was completed on this day in 1869 
Now on to the amusing links!
Josh from the Boredwalk creator team chatted up strangers on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and asked them questions from our Delve Deck with amusing results! For more LOLs from our team be sure to follow us on Instagram, TikTok and/or YouTube.
Get a little dopamine boost from this cute video.
Rama Lauw helps us all chuckle at our own people pleasing habits.
This silly nostalgic mashup is the perfect prelude for our upcoming new product release. Enjoy this 90s nostalgia teaser as a lead up to our 1990s themed activity book dropping later this week!
A LOL-worthy comedy bit with a trans-positive message!
OK! We'll be back here in your inbox on Friday with our brand new 90s kid activity book, 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 LOLs,