May 05, 2023
🧙🏽♀️ You know what they say...
GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS
Happy Friday! As you can see up top we have some brand new art to share with you.
Our new Girls Will Be Girls design was actually inspired by the response we got to our Schoolyard Satanists sketch — a LOT of people commented on both Instagram and TikTok asking if we had a shirt featuring the "girls will be girls" slogan. We did not, but given the response to both the sketch and the Girls Night shirt Tess wore in it, it seemed like a good idea.
To paraphrase Sir Elton John, the witch is back! Or, more appropriately, the witches are back!
That's the spirit!
GIF via Netflix/The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
So what else is happening (or has happened) on May 5th? So much fun stuff!
It is, of course, Cinco de Mayo, which commemorates the victory of Mexican troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza over French invaders at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Huzzah!
Today is also both National Astronaut Day and National Space Day. And National Concert Day and National Hoagie Day — delicious! Bonus points if you eat a torta (essentially a Mexican hoagie) on a space-faring vessel whilst taking in some sweet tunes performed by the Mos Eisley Cantina Band to celebrate Revenge of the Fifth!
Finally, today is also National Cartoonists Day. If it weren't for cartoonists, I probably wouldn't be a) writing this email to you, or b) have been able to create the design up top. Cartoonists inspire kids to pick up pencils and crayons and make art fun and accessible in ways that fine artists rarely are able to. So here's to the cartoonists of the world!
Want some more amusement? Check out the newest episode of the Boredwalk podcast! This week Boredwalk co-founder Meredith chatted with Grace from the content team! They discuss creative block & depression, fragile teeth, and they answered a few questions from our Delve Deck. Listen on your favorite podcasting platform or, even better, watch them on YouTube!
OK, let's kick off the weekend with a bunch of May 5th birthdays and historical facts to impress your friends (or randos at the supermarket checkout) with:
• Born on this day: blue singer/guitarist Blind Willie McTell (1898), Aliens, Pumpkinhead, and Near Dark actor Lance Henriksen (1940), country music legend Tammy Wynette (1942), Raiders of the Lost Ark and Lord of the Rings actor John Rhys-Davies (1944), MTV News reporter/presenter Kurt Loder (1945), Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward (1948), Echo & The Bunnymen singer-songwriter Ian McCulloch (1959), Billy Idol guitarist & songwriting partner Steve Stevens (1959), Boy Meets World actress Danielle Fishel (1981), Superman/The Witcher actor Henry Cavill (1983), and English singer-songwriter Adele (1988)
• Memorial Day was first celebrated in the US at Waterloo, New York on this day in 1866
• The Music Hall in New York City — now known as Carnegie Hall — had its grand opening on this day in 1891, with Tchaikovsky performing as guest conductor
Pour one out for Napoleon Bonaparte, who issued his last decree on this day in 1821
OK, that's it for this week! We'll be back here in your inbox on Monday with another email and (hopefully) 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 girls being girls,