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Happy National...Paul Bunyan Day? Yeesh. June 28th, you are not bringing the heat as far as lesser holidays. Paul Bunyan Day? Tapioca Day? Logistics Day? Bleh.
Don't get me wrong — I appreciate the heck out of logistics! Boredwalk couldn't function properly without it...but it's hardly exciting. It's about as scintillating as a bowl of tapioca pudding. Be boba or be gone, tapioca!
No new community Q&A this week, as no one has volunteered in a few weeks. Sad! If you'd like to have your gorgeous torso and smiling face featured in a future Monday email, reply to this and let me know and I'll send you some fun questions to answer!
Without further ado, let's celebrate some notable birthdays!
First up, fijne verjaardag to famed Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens, born this day in 1577! Mr. Rubens is widely considered the leading light of the Flemish Baroque style popular during the 16th and 17th centuries.
Next, bon anniversaire to francophone Swiss philosopher Jean -Jacques Rousseau, born this day in 1712! Mr. Rousseau's political philosophy was a guiding force of The Enlightenment that took place across Europe in the lead-up to the American and French Revolutions. His Discourse on Inequality (1755) and The Social Contract (1762) are among the foundational texts that led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence and The United Stated Constitution.
Moving along, happy birthday to comedy and filmmaking icon Mel Brooks, born this day in 1926! Mr. Brooks got his start as a comedian and writer on Sid Caesar's variety show in the early 1950s, but it was in the late 1960s and 1970s that Brooks really made a name for himself as a director of some of the most successful comedy films of the time, including The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and History of the World, Part I. His hot streak continued into the 1980s and 1990s with Spaceballs and Robin Hood: Men In Tights.
Finally, today happens to mark the DEATH day of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, assassinated on this day in 1914 by young Bosnian revolutionary Gavrilo Princip. Archduke Ferdinand's death set off the chain of socio-political events that culminated in the start of World War I.
OK! Assuming I don't get assassinated myself before then, I'll be back in your inbox on Wednesday morning with links to fun distractions! In the meantime, don't forget to take 10% off orders of $75 or more when you use the code SUMMER10 at checkout! Once again, if you'd like to be featured in an upcoming email, reply to this and let me know! Until next time...
Peace, love, and boba,