January 12, 2024

We like big Bundts and we cannot lie 🥮


Happy National Bundt Day!

Fun fact: "Bundt" should always be capitalized because it is a trademark of the cookware manufacturer Nordic Ware, who began manufacturing the pans in the 1950s in the style of traditional European gugelhupf cakes.

Corollary fact: "Bundt" as a descriptor only applies to the shape of the cakes baked in Bundt pans, not to a specific cake recipe.

Bizarre linguistic fact: the correct pronunciation of Bundt has always included the "t" sound at the end, but the correct spelling of the cakes is "bund." Nordic Ware added the not-so-silent t at the end to both secure their trademark and make the spelling and pronunciation aligned so the pans would be easier to market.

Yeah, I know, more about Bundts than you ever wanted to know. I promise there are fun links further down, just bear with me.

Conan O'Brien Bundt cake chant GIF

In contrast, these people seem like they want all-Bundt content, all the time.
GIF courtesy of Conan O'Brien / TBS



Today is also National Recycling Day, National Drummer Day, and National Family Civility Day. Celebrate all four of these random occasions by using your old Bundt pans as percussive instruments, but only during daylight hours so as not to be un-civil toward your family!

Alright, before we get to those links, let's take note of some famous events and birthdays from November 15ths of yore. Maybe yours! If it is, happy birthday! 

In 1920 the first assembly of the League of Nations (which would eventually morph into the United Nations) was held in Geneva, Switzerland

• In 1968 the Cleveland Transit System became the first transit system in the western hemisphere to provide direct rapid transit service from a city's downtown to its major airport. The snarky among us may be tempted to make a snide joke about this being necessary because people are so desperate to flee Cleveland, but I have been to The Cleve and it is much nicer than you think/remember. Don't knock it!

• In 2001 Microsoft launched the Xbox game console

• In 2022 the global (human) population reached 8 billion. That's a relief, because every time I leave the house I immediately think to myself "this is fine, but it could be better if there were more people for me to navigate around and be forced to interact with."

Birthday Bundts all around for: Modernist painter and "flower" enthusiast Georgia O'Keeffe (1887), Disney and Peanuts television special animator and voice actor of Snoopy & Woodstock Bill Melendez (1916), actor Ed Asner of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Elf, Up, and DC animated universe fame (1929), English novelist & short story writer J.G. Ballard of Empire of the Sun and The Atrocity Exhibition fame (1930), English singer-songwriter Petula Clark of 'Downtown' fame (1932), early R&B and rock 'n' roll singer Clyde McPhatter (1932), actor & screenwriter Yaphet Kotto of Alien and Homicide: Life on the Streets fame (1939), actor Sam Waterston of Law & Order fame (1940), Malaysian fashion designer Jimmy Choo of very expensive shoe fame (1948), actress Beverly D'Angelo of National Lampoon's Family Vacation film franchise fame (1951), pro wrestling icon Randy "Macho Man" Savage (1952), drummer Tony Thompson of Chic and Power Station fame (1954), comedian & actress Judy Gold (1962), actress Rachel True of The Craft and Half Baked fame (1966), rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard (1968), English-American actor Jonny Lee Miller of Hackers and Trainspotting fame (1972), and actor Asia Kate Dillon of Orange Is The New Black and Billions fame (1984)

Now on to the amusing links!


1. 🧙🏼‍♀️ We owe you an apology

We may have become soft over the course of the previous millennium, but we are committed to doing better by bringing terrifying old school retribution into the 21st century.

For more LOLs from our team be sure to follow us on our OG social accounts such as InstagramTikTokYouTube, and/or Facebook.

2. 🪓 This (home)town isn't big enough for the two of us

Comedian Alina Bock finally gives us the Hallmark content we've been searching for! 

3. 😱 Just say NO to ventriloquism classes!

Don't be a dummy like Joe Brogie, lest you become an accomplice to a puppet's armed robbery scheme

4. 🖨️ I've never seen that computer before in my life

Creator Julie Story really nails IT network dysfunction with this skit about a reluctant desktop printer.

5. 😾 Daylight Saving Time sounds like a YOU problem, human

Penny the ginger cat is not interested in your fickle human temporal constructs. She wants dinner, and she wants it NOW.

6. 👻 BONUS: Spooky business!

Listen to Boredwalk co-founder Meredith and me chat with co-hosts Becky Kilimnik and Diana Doty of the Homespun Haints podcast about our respective horror histories and other fun things related to running Boredwalk!


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 some *gasp* new art! Until then...

Peace, love, and the biggest of Bundts,