IT ALL DEPENDS ON WHO YOU ASK.
Happy World UFO Day! It was on this day in 1947 that a US Army Air Force balloon crashed at a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico, spawning conspiracy theories that the crash was that of a flying saucer and that the truth was covered up by the United States government.
Our classic design above turns science fiction sideways, contemplating what would most definitely happen if humans happened upon another planet with intelligent life. If visitors from other planets are among us, they're keeping a low profile — and I can't blame them!
Today is also Made in the USA Day, which I like to celebrate with my favorite American creation, a bourbon-based cocktail. Might I suggest you celebrate the day with a bourbon drink of your own, and perhaps a Grievance Journal? They're 100% American made and a lot of fun to fill out while sipping a refreshing Mint Julep.
Before we get to this week's new podcast episode, let's have some birthday cake...
Mittens is not impressed that you only saved one slice of cake for him.
Born on July 2nd:
• Actress, singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur Lindsay Dee Lohan was born this day in 1986. Lohan began her career as a child model at the age of three and became famous for roles in films such as The Parent Trap, Mean Girls, and a 2003 remake of Freaky Friday.
• Lawyer, civil rights activist, and US Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall was born on this day in 1908. Marshall was the first African-American Supreme Court Justice in the history of the United States. Prior to his judicial service, he successfully argued several cases before the Supreme Court, including Brown v. Board of Education.
• Civil rights activist Medgar Wiley Evers was born on this day in 1925. Evers worked to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi, end the segregation of public facilities, and expand opportunities for African Americans, which included the enforcement of voting rights.
It was also on this day that the The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law by President Johnson, despite fervent opposition by southern Senators at the time. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed segregation in schools, public places, and employment. The bill also created the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission covering both race and gender for the first time in history.
On a sad note, it was also on this day in 1937 that Amelia Earhart and her navigator Frederick Noonan went missing during their attempt to fly around the world. No trace of the aircraft — including Earhart or Noonan — was ever found.
Alright! Podcast time! This week we:
• Rage against misleadingly-titled horror films!
• Bask in the trashy glory of E!'s "reality" dating show Dating: #NoFilter
• Have some choice words for the Bill Cosbys and the Britney conservators of the world (and they're not very nice)!
• Play our least favorite game of chance, Gambling For Houses!
• Read some customer reviews...including a dreaded 1-star one!
• Read some fun replies to recent Questions of the Day "who are you impressed by?" and "if you were an action figure, what accessories would you come equipped with?"
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Alright! We'll be back here in your inbox next week with a fresh Boredwalk Community Q&A with a fan just like you! We'll also have another new podcast episode to share, and maybe a new design! Until then...
Peace, love, and UFOs,