April 26, 2023
Today I'm salty about... 🥨
NATIONAL PRETZEL DAY 😋
Did you know that pretzels are believed to be the world's oldest snack, with existence dating back to 610 CE in Southern France? True story! What I appreciate most about pretzels is that they're the perfect conduit for mustard.
Today is also "No Make Up Day," an occasion I celebrate regularly, mostly because I cannot be bothered to put on make up very often. What's the point? Get out of bed earlier and miss out on precious moments of doom scrolling? I think not! Plus I'd only have to take it off later, yet another chore that would only get in the way of doing other things that are bad for me that I seem to prefer.
Lastly, today is World Intellectual Property Day, a topic I am passionate about since all of us here at Boredwalk depend on intellectual property to pay our bills. The US loses hundreds of billions of dollars a year to intellectual property theft, a problem our incompetent government seems determined to do absolutely nothing about.
I can only imagine the eye-watering amount of money I personally lose each year to people stealing art from our website, but hey, it's Wednesday and this email is supposed to help us get over the hump, not under a pile of pretzel crumb covered blankets and crushing despair. That's for tomorrow! Let's ignore problems for today and feast on carbs and set our eyeliner on fire — beauty is a social construct!
Don't worry, George, we're gonna wash 'em down with some historical facts and amusing links!
GIF via Seinfeld
Want a few famous April 26th 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: actor Channing Tatum (1980), actor Jet Li (1963), actor Giancarlo Esposito (1958), and actress Carol Burnett (1933)
• The first multi-racial elections were held in South Africa on this day in 1994
• Vermont Governor Howard Dean signed the nation's first bill allowing same-sex couples to form civil unions on this day in 2000
• Studio 54 opened in New York City on this day in 1977
• Lastly, the worst nuclear disaster in history occurred in Chernobyl on this day in 1986
Now on to the amusing links!
Josh and Tess 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
Paquito's snuggle style reminds me of my own dearly departed cat. This sweet little fluff ball is a true cuddle connoisseur.
A relatable little web-toon about going grocery shopping and stocking up on the inessentials!
Check out these videos and pics of the cutest ever rescue opossum.
Comedian Alex Traynor treats us to his own version of Cribs: Granny Edition, and introduces us to his 106 year old grandma!
😮 *Bonus Link: Our most viral video right now!*
I definitely cackled writing this script, so I'm glad the internet seems to appreciate it.
OK! We'll be back here in your inbox on Friday 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 some new art, so don't miss it! Until next time...
Peace, love, and pretzels,