February 09, 2024

🤏🏽 We have had it up to here...

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Here's hoping you have a bullshirt-free weekend! I myself have been dealing with entirely too much bullshirt since the start of this cursed year, so hopefully a respite is nearly at hand for me, too.

In case you were not aware, there are some random holidays being observed today!

First up is National Cut The Cord Day, which seemed more worthy of celebration in the previous decade before every major Hollywood studio decided to slap a "+" after their name and charge $10/mo to watch things we've already seen dozens, if not hundreds, of times.

Remember when the streaming space was basically just Netflix, Hulu, and something-something Prime? Virtually everything ever filmed was available between those three platforms for like $20/mo. 

Now we're back to paying cable prices to access the same amount of content, with the added inconvenience of having to login to each service with a strong password comprised of a billion weird characters using a single-button remote. By the time you're logged in, you've forgotten what you wanted to watch in the first place! Isn't modern living fun?!

Charlie Day massaging temples GIF
Massage all you want, Charlie, it only gets worse from here!


GIF courtesy It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia / FX / Hulu



Don't worry, though — today is also National Pizza Day! Callooh, callay!


It's also National Toothache Day, which honestly is very much a bummer, so if one arises I plan to just rub some pizza on it and see if that helps.



While you're waiting for your new Boredwalk gear to arrive you can also treat your earholes to the latest episode of the Boredwalk Podcast!


This week Meredith & Tess pay tribute to the insect mass grave that keeps appearing in the same spot in our recording studio each week. This sparks debate on whether the cause is scientific or supernatural in origin. Opinions are split!

Tess then shares a review of Boredwalk's Good Company guest book, which sparks a discussion about marketing fails. This leads into a fun dissection of recent troll comments — delightful!


They then react to fan response to the recent Question of the Day "what is your favorite emotion?" before sharing their own answers.


The episode wraps up with a rant from Tess about commercial audition requirements before she and Meredith trade answers to questions from the Delve Deck Venting and Joy Editions: "What ruined an enjoyable hobby for you?" and "what is your favorite memory?"



Meredith talks about the conundrum of being a feminist horror fan, and Tess reveals her best concert-going experience ever — and it shockingly was NOT opening night of Taylor Swift's Eras tour! Tap here to listen to all of the things!




Alright! Let's send you off into the weekend with some notable events and famous birthdays from February 9ths of yore! If that includes yours, happy birthday to you!


• In 1942 year-round Daylight saving time (i.e., the summer one) was reinstated in the U.S. as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources.


Reinstated?! You mean this was just the normal, sane way we lived, we got rid of it, brought it back, and then got rid of it again?

Look, I get that there are some people that enjoy living like Morlocks in the dank, depressing clutches of standard time so they can get their precious "extra" hour of sleep, but they're like the folks who love Hawaiian pizza: I acknowledge that they exist and are entitled to their terrible opinions, but I prefer that they just keep it to themselves so the rest of us can continue moving society forward. Down with standard time! Do it for the environment! #DST4life


• In 1961 The Beatles — performing as "Lunchtime" — gave their first performance at Liverpool's Cavern Club following their return from Hamburg.


• In 1964 The Beatles — them again! — made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing to a then-record setting audience of 73 million viewers across the U.S.


• In 1971 Satchel Paige became the first Negro league player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame


Birthday pizza all around — even Hawaiian, if they insist — for: English-American philosopher, author, and activist Thomas Paine of Common Sense fame (1737), Peruvian-American artist Alberto Vargas of pin-up painting fame (1896), Portuguese-Brazilian entertainer and large hat enthusiast Carmen Miranda (1909), renowned sci-fi & fantasy artist Frank Frazetta of Fire & Ice fame (1928), singer-songwriter Carole King of Tapestry fame (1942), actor Joe Pesci of Raging Bull, Goodfellas, and Home Alone fame (1943), novelist Alice Walker of The Color Purple fame (1944), actress Mia Farrow of Rosemary's Baby fame (1945), actress Judith Light of Who's The Boss? and Transparent fame (1949), English singer-songwriter & bassist Holly Johnson of Frankie Goes to Hollywood fame (1960), journalist, screenwriter, and TV producer David Simon of The Wire fame (1960), actor, producer, and screenwriter Charlie Day of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia fame (1976), English actor Tom Hiddleston (1981), and actor Michael B. Jordan of Creed, The Wire, and Black Panther fame (1987)


Pour one out for: Singer-songwriter & guitarist Bill Haley of "Rock Around The Clock", "See You Later, Alligator", and "Shake, Rattle, and Roll" fame (d. 1981), Frisbee inventor Walter Frederick Morrison (d. 2010), and jazz composer Chick Corea (d. 2021)


OK, that's it for this week! Meredith and I are extremely eager to get back to working on new art and other products for you, but other more tedious and less fun aspects of running Boredwalk are preventing us from doing so. Soon! (We hope.)


We'll be back here in your inbox on Monday with another email and maybe a fresh customer Q&A! If you'd like to be featured in an upcoming email reply to this and let us know!

Peace, love, and less bullshirt,