THIS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE IS PRETTY UNIVERSAL!
We've all done it, even though we (should) all know better. Someone says something dumb online and we feel compelled to let them know just how stupid they are, or maybe to try and make them see reason and come around to our way of thinking. I can assure you that you cannot reason with idiots on the internet. Taking their bait and getting into an argument with them won't change their behavior or bring you any joy. Just let them continue being an idiot, barking into the digital void. #Don'tFeedTheTrolls
Maybe I'm only speaking for myself here; maybe arguing with idiots on the internet does bring you joy. In which case do you, I guess. For me it's never once been worthwhile, and I've learned to find satisfaction in the block, restrict, and delete features afforded us by social media — the few legitimately good ideas the Big Tech Illuminati have ever had* — and ignoring people.
If I really feel compelled to comment on internet idiots, I'll screenshot their buffoonery and text it to a friend so we can mock them behind their backs privately like civilized adults. This approach is ideal because I still get to talk sh!t, but I don't have to engage with an idiot. A win-win.
* Still waiting for that eye roll reaction, Zuck. 🙄
Me anytime I go near social media.
Anyway, today is National Ballpoint Pen Day, which is my writing implement of choice if I can't use a keyboard. Matt (my husband and Boredwalk's co-founder) claims** to hate ballpoint pens, but often ends up borrowing mine anyway.***
** It is not a "claim," it is a fact!
*** Only under duress because smart thieves with impeccable taste in writing implements keep absconding with my beloved rollerballs!
I know the pen enthusiasts reading this are now ready to tell me I'm the idiot for not embracing that fountain pen lifestyle, but I am not all that into writing with pens to begin with, and like other internet idiots, cannot be shamed for preferring a ballpoint. This really just leaves more fountain pens for you, my dear pen snob.
Alright, let's wrap things up with a few famous June 10th birthdays and historical facts:
• Born on this day: actress/comedian/singer-songwriter Hattie McDaniel (1893), actress Gina Gershon (1962), actress/singer Judy Garland (1922), and actress/model Elizabeth Hurley (1965).
• The patent for ballpoint pens was filed on this day in 1943.
• On this day in 1963 the US Equal Pay Act was signed into law by President John F. Kennedy.
For those of you who've ever wanted to a peek inside the Boredwalk HQ, our video content team has been making a little YouTube series set in our office. Episodes one, two, and three are out now. They're fairly short and pretty amusing, so check 'em out!
Thanks for reading! We'll be back in your inbox Monday with a new Boredwalk Community Q&A, more famous birthdays, a random holiday or two, and other assorted entertainment!
Until next time...
Peace, love, and not arguing with idiots,