August 19, 2022
🥔 You say "couch potato" like it's a bad thing...
MY WEEKEND PLANS INCLUDE CARBS AND LAZING (NOT SORRY)
It's National Potato Day! Yeah, sure when I'm cruising the produce department I should be looking for greens or whatever, but who can resist the siren call of the delicious and versatile potato? Fried, mashed, baked — I will take those spuds in any form, thank you very much.
I can't say the same for Kool-Aid. Apparently they celebrate Kool-Aid Day in Hastings, Nebraska every August, complete with a Kool-Aid festival that starts today. This cursed event includes a parade, boat races, and a Kool-Aid drinking contest. Hard pass on all of that. The only red thing I really want to drink is the blood of my enemies (or maybe some cabernet if the former is not in the offing).
Speaking of blood of my enemies, Matt and I just released the second installment in our private video series for those of you helping us fund our battle with art thieves. If you want to watch, be sure to order some vengeance and we'll send you access. The second video is even more unhinged than our first one and includes a dramatic reading of the most insane email* we've ever received from an art thief. Plus, you get to find out what I would say in response if engaging with this absolute sewer clown wasn't a complete waste of time. High drama for as little as one dollar, don't miss out!
*I realize I've just jinxed us and that something even more preposterous is lurking right around the bend to prove me wrong, but if this is how the content inpiration airy wants to play it, let's dance, you winged minx.
Yes, get your popcorn ready and settle in for a little behind the scenes spilling of the tea.
August 19th is light on historical facts, but has a few notable famous birthdays:
• Writer/producer Gene Roddenberry was born on this day in 1921. Roddenberry created Star Trek: The Original Series, its sequel spin-off series Star Trek: The Animated Series, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. He's, uh, kind of a big deal. In 1985, he became the first TV writer with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Years after his death, Roddenberry was one of the first humans to have their ashes carried into Earth orbit. A fitting end to a legend.
• Actress/producer/director Kyra Sedgwick was born on this day in 1965. Sedgwick has appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows, including Gen X classic Singles and TNT's The Closer. She's also been married to Kevin Bacon since 1988, which is basically an eternity in Hollywood.
• Also celebrating birthdays today are 1990s hearthtrobs John Stamos (probably best known as Uncle Jesse on Full House) and Matthew Perry (probably best known as Chandler Bing on Friends)
OK, that's it — you made it to the end of this email! Huzzah! I hope that it has helped springboard you into a wonderful (or at the very least, mildly tolerable) weekend.
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Peace, love, and spuds,