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😇 I swear I didn't make this up...

FINALLY, AN OCCASION THAT COULD BENEFIT ME!

Happy National Do A Grouch A Favor Day! This sounds like something invented by grouches, but I swear I had nothing to do with the existence of this occasion. I suppose the idea is that doing favors might make misanthropic curmudgeons like me less grouchy, but let's be honest — aggravation has been running up the score for years, so it's going to be tough to compete.

If you'd like to do this grouch a favor, share Boredwalk with a friend who might like what we do! Low effort AND it makes you look pretty cool for introducing people to a new source of amusing gifts, tweets, and emails. A win-win, really.

Woman laughing at her phone

Your friends when you send them entertaining Boredwalk memes and products to admire. Probably.

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Before we get to the links, let's do a few February 16th birthday shout outs:

Actor, director, and children's television host Levardis Robert Martyn "LeVar" Burton, Jr., born on this day in 1957! You probably first discovered him hosting Reading Rainbow, but he's also appeared on Star Trek: The Next Generation (and subsequent Star Trek series and films) and as a guest host on Jeopardy!

Singer-songwriter and record producer Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, born on this day in 1990! Tesfaye has received dozens of accolades over his music career, including three Grammy Awards, nineteen Billboard Music Awards, fifteen Juno Awards, six American Music Awards, and two MTV Video Music Awards.

Professional tennis player John Patrick McEnroe, Jr., born on this day in 1959! McEnroe attained the world number 1 ranking in both singles and doubles, but his on-court antics — particularly his emphatic use of the exclamation "you cannot be serious!" during 1981's tournament at Wimbledon — often landed him in trouble with umpires and tennis authorities. Can't win 'em all, I guess.

Now on to some amusing links!

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1. Making Morticia

This is a bit of a longer video than we usually share on a Wednesday, but HeXtian's mesmerising tutorial walks us through the creation of an amazing Morticia Addams doll. There's even enough detail to attempt your own version if you're feeling crafty!

2. The foxiest photos

This stunning Instagram account has some fabulous nature photography, but with its focus on foxes the adorable quotient is off the charts.

3. SMS Shenanigans

This Instagram account collects some of the most off-the-wall text exchanges for your amusement. Relationship drama, rare insults, hilarious confessions — these texts have a little bit of everything.

4. Super cute tigers at play

There's always something lovable and amusing about big fuzzy murder machines frolicking, snuggling, and playing. Enjoy!

5. World's luckiest cat? You be the judge!

This pampered kitty has a custom aquarium he can pop his head into so he can get a close look at his fish friends while staying warm and dry. I'm not sure if he's waving at them because he wants them for dinner or playmates, maybe a bit of both!

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OK! Hopefully these little diversions helped to brighten your day! We'll be back here in your inbox on Friday with more entertainment and Boredwalk news (including new art of our own)! Until then...

Peace, love, and doing grouches favors,

Meredith


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