January 18, 2023

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Today marks the birthday of Peter Mark Roget, the author of Roget’s Thesaurus. Roget retired from his medical career in 1840 and spent the rest of his life working on creating his thesaurus, which he published in 1852. What a slacker; I wonder if Roget struggled with Impostor Syndrome, too.

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My inner critic when I finish a project.
GIF via Wolf Entertainment
Speaking of finishing projects, we've been very busy cranking out new things here at Boredwalk! Our third book is now en route to our offices, and we just got a delivery of new spiral notebooks featuring some of our popular quotes. We also have THREE new shirt designs ready to launch over the course of the coming weeks AND a card deck party game due in about a month. So many new things!
Is my inner critic impressed? Of course not, but maybe you will be.
In the meantime, here are a few famous birthdays and historical facts from January 18ths of yore:
• Born on this day: actor Kevin Costner (1955), actor Cary Grant (1904), actor Jason Segel (1980), and Winnie The Pooh author A. A. Milne (1882)
On this day in 1980 Pink Floyd's album "The Wall" hit #1 on the charts
• The yahoo.com domain was created on this day in 1995
• U.S. commercial bakers stopped selling sliced bread on this day in 1943; only whole loaves were sold during the ban until the end of World War II
Alright, you've waited long enough — on to the links!
The Boredwalk team has the scoop on what's in and what's out in 2023.
Street artist Scaf has some of the coolest and most realistic looking 3D street art we've ever seen.
MusingsOfACrouton explains how they vanquished a twin in the womb.
This wholesome video of knitted besties is the dose of warmth you need.
Wrapping up the link round up with one more dose of awww.
OK! We'll be back here in your inbox on Friday with NEW PRODUCTS, more nonsense holidays to dissect, more notable birthdays (and maybe even some notable deathdays!) to celebrate, and more witty content in general. Don't miss it! Until next time...

Peace, love, and word nerdery,