by Bob Sparrow
“When you lose your power to laugh, you lose your power to think straight.” Inherit the Wind
I am not an immunologist or a doctor of any kind, I’m not a health worker of any kind either, and have really done nothing to help get us through this pandemic, except get my shots, which was mostly helping me. So, I felt worthless in terms of my contribution to society, until I read Karine Bengualid’s article on Copyhackers about the power of laughter during the pandemic; I quote:
‘Humor offers certain emotional and mental benefits, such as establishing relationships, relieving anxiety, releasing anger in a socially acceptable way, decreasing depression and loneliness and increasing self-esteem, as well as physical benefits like increasing pain tolerance, improving respiration and breathing and exercising facial, abdominal and chest muscles, leading to reduced muscle tension. Humor can undo physical effects of negative emotions like fear, anger or sadness’.
So, as my contribution to this whole ‘thing’ going on, I’m sharing what I think are humorous quotes and cartoons about the pandemic as well as some observations about life today.
- A teardrop tattoo means you killed someone in prison, a toilet paper tattoo means you killed someone at Costco
Half of us . . .
- Half of us are going to come out the pandemic as amazing cooks, the other half with a drinking problem. There is no in between
- Half of us are going to use this time to focus on improving ourselves through meditation and getting into great shape, and half of us will have more ice cream after we finish the pizza and beer
- Half of our recycling bins will return to normal use and half will still be overflowing with empty wine bottles
- Regarding our bathroom habits, half will get back to normal and half will continue to horde toilet paper
- Regarding our morning routine, half will get up, shower and go to work and half will wear a nice jacket and matching underwear to work
- Half will go back to drinking Corona beer and half will never drink that beverage that caused this awful pandemic
Feeling better yet?
- My husband purchased a world map and then gave me a dart and said, “Throw this and wherever it lands—that’s where I’m taking you when this pandemic ends.” Turns out, we’re spending two weeks behind the fridge.
- After years of wanting to thoroughly clean my house but lacking the time, this year I discovered that wasn’t the reason.
- Every few days try your jeans on just to make sure they fit. Pajamas will have you believe all is well.
- Being quarantined with a talkative child is like having an insane parrot glued to your shoulder
- I finished Netflix today
- Day 121 at home and the dog is looking at me like, “See? This is why I chew the furniture!”
- 30 days hath September, April, June, and November, all the rest have 31, except for March which was infinite.
I’m putting a drink in every room in my house and calling it a pub crawl
Abort, abort abort! Re-route to 1999 when all we had to worry about was cheesy boy bands!
You know things are different when you work at a bank and two guys with masks come in, but they’re just robbing the place
Hope you got a few chuckles; it’s OK if you didn’t, I’m still going to feel like I contributed something to getting through the pandemic!