Happy National Beer Day! If you partake, I hope you're able to enjoy a pint of your favorite lager, pilsner, ale, or stout today. And if you don't, that's cool, too! My favorite nonalcoholic beverage is seltzer water, because I happen to believe that bubbles elevate most drinking experiences.
Why is National Beer Day observed on April 7th? Because that's the anniversary of the Cullen-Harrison Act being signed into law in 1933, reversing the ill-conceived prohibition of alcohol sales in the United States. After water and tea, beer is the most popular beverage on the planet, with over 35 billion gallons produced annually worldwide.
So many famous birthday boys/girls/persons today! They are as follows:
Musicians: Eleanora "Billie Holiday" Fagan (1915) and Ravi Shankar (1920)
Politicians: Successful former California governor and failed former presidential candidate Jerry Brown (1938)
Actors/Filmmakers: Francis Ford Coppola (1939), Jackie Chan (1954), and Russell Crowe (1964)
OK, OK...you've waited long enough. It's link time!
Fun fact: Meredith used to be a b-girl, and when we met she had just recovered from a recent wrist injury from dancing like this!
I know that the term "herding cats" is a popular one, but after this video of a stressed out mama bear struggling to get her cubs across the street, maybe we should change it to "herding bears"?
...but I will happily make an exception for the good folks at Clackamas United Church of Christ in Oregon. Delightful! Also, to our Jewish friends, we wish you peace today on Yom Hashoah.
...please enjoy the fairytale photography of artist Katerina Plotnikova!
She was recently a guest on the Awarepreneurs podcast to talk about Boredwalk's somewhat contrarian view of the world, and it's actually a pretty cool synopsis of what Boredwalk does, how we started, our company culture, and the sort of impact we're trying to have on the world around us. So if you're at all interested in Boredwalk be sure to check it out!