21 A Touch of Humor

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Not to downplay the seriousness of what is happening, but sometimes we just need a good laugh to break the tension.  I think of the many horror movies I have seen and how a little humor in sometimes thrown in after a particularly heart pounding scene to allow the audience to breathe before the next  tense moment.

My hope is to add a little breathing space so that we can reset our minds if only for a few minutes.  Please take these for what they are meant to be, a little levity in difficult times.

Kathy was at a message board she likes to read daily at 123stitch.com.  She was reading some of the things the ladies posted and I thought I would share them with you.

Some thoughts on this pandemic…

  1.  In 9 months will we see a rise in newborns?
  2. In 33 years will we see the rise of  the quaranteens?
  3. If grocery stores close will we have to resort to hunting for our own food?  Can anyone tell me where Doritos live?
  4. Has this year been written by Stephen King?
  5. Gas is finally affordable but we can’t go anywhere.

Songs for the pandemic…

I Will Survive… sung by Gloria Gaynor

I’d Like to Teach the World To Sing…sung by the New Seekers

Of course, with social distancing it is easier to find someone in a crowd.

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26 responses to “21 A Touch of Humor

  1. jumpofffindwings

    Perfect! Humor is the best antidote. I love the “Quaranteens.” Yesterday my husband read me a Facebook joke: “They told me all I needed to wear to the grocery store was a mask and gloves. (Wait for it…) They lied.”

  2. Love these, humor is going to become a necessary item soon.

  3. Thanks for the laughter! It does a heart good!
    A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance…
    Proverbs 15:13
    He that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast…
    Proverbs 15:15
    A merry heart doeth good like a medicine…
    Proverbs 17:22

  4. glenda funk

    There’s a reason Shakespeare includes humor in his tragedies. We need levity. I look for moments to laugh and have written several posts this month grounded in humorous moments. W/out humor I could not have survived the last 3.5 years. That Waldo cartoon is funny. Do you read The Borowitz Report? McSweeny’s? The Onion? These are some of my go-to humor sites.

  5. It’s important to remember the need for levity! Though only shared with a friend through text, one method I’m using to survive social distancing is allowing my teen son access to his gaming system, only on days when he has showered! 🙂

    It has been a game changer on so many levels!!

    Thanks for sharing today! I love the Where’s Waldo graphic!!

    Despite commenting through my WordPress account, I am slicing here:
    https://www.amandacornwell.edublogs.org

  6. In order to laugh well we also have to breathe freely. Thank you for these!

  7. Terje

    Thank you for the laugh. I don’t know about King but I am pretty sure I read somewhere that Simpsons predicted this.

  8. That Where’s Waldo cartoon is really funny. I agree with you that we need humor. It’s one of the reasons I love Twitter–lots and lots of jokes and funny stuff. Something about the microwriting format seems to inspire the sarcasm and irony, which is always my favorite type of humor.

  9. I wondered about the baby boom in 9 months too! The Waldo is funny- I had not seen that yet. We must laugh to get through it all.

  10. Oh I have seen a slew of these ems this past week. Humor gets us through the tough times, especially gallows humor.

  11. We have to laugh! It really is the thing that keeps us going!

  12. I love this #4: Has this year been written by Stephen King?
    Imagine what he is writing in Maine and the movies we will see in a couple of years.

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