March 01, 2023

You're looking lovely today 😁

IT'S WORLD COMPLIMENT DAY!

Compliments usually make me self-conscious, so I can't say this is my favorite occasion, but I can appreciate the thought behind it (much like compliments themselves).
My favorite tidbit that I learned while reading up on this day is that Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow took time out of their crime spree to write a letter to Ford complimenting them on the car they designed, which the duo used as their getaway vehicle. I feel like that would be considered trolling these days, but maybe it was then too? Who knows!
Now these are the kinds of compliments I'd like to hear!
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March 1st is busting at the seams with historical facts and famous birthdays, so let's check out a few before we get to this week's amusing links:
• Born on this day: singer/The Who frontman Roger Daltrey (1944), musician/big band conductor Glenn Miller (1904), celebrity chef/Great British Baking Show judge Paul Hollywood (1966), actor/Growing Pains dad Alan Thicke (1947), actor of Saved by the Bell fame Mark-Paul Gosselaar (1974), singer-songwriter Ke$ha (1987), actor/director Ron Howard (1954), composer Frédéric Chopin (1810), and actor of Supernatural fame Jensen Ackles (1978)
• Pour one out for actor Jackie Coogan, who was most famous for being the original on-screen Uncle Fester from 1964-1966 on ABC's The Addams Family. He lit his last light bulb on this day in 1984.
• The U.S. Congress authorized the first census on this day in 1790
• Ohio became the 17th US state on this day in 1803, and Nebraska became the 37th state in 1867
• Titanic became the first movie to gross a billion dollars on this day in 1998
• Pink Floyd released their Dark Side of the Moon album on this day in 1973
• Rebecca Lee became the first black woman awarded a medical degree on this day in 1864
• Yellowstone became the world's first national park on this day in 1872
Now on to the amusing links!
Those are later problems! There's plenty to worry about in the present.
This tiny lion cub is working on his roar and the results are adorable.
3. 🤣 LOLs guaranteed!
Comedian Robert Schultz recently shared a 30 minute comedy special on YouTube and I promise it's worth the watch! If you enjoy Boredwalk's humor style, Robert is about to be your new fave comic. Plus he's joining the Boredwalk team to do some writing behind the scenes. (That's not why I am recommending his vid though, I am recommending it because it's legit very funny.)
This article is all about brains of crows, a hyper-intelligent bird species known for their goth style and vengeful streak. My kind of critters!
Check out this cutie enjoying a nature walk and some snacks!
OK! We'll be back here in your inbox on Friday with 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 compliments,

Meredith