Take that, corona: more humor to get us through
By Mark Hurst • May 1, 2020

I started last month with Fighting corona with humor (April 1) and now... well... happy May. Let's do this again.

Absurdist:

Now that I'm seven weeks into lockdown, I'm up for some absurdist humor. You?



Hold it together, though. We can do this.

"I'm close to being this insane." Enya is a nice touch.

Real Aliens Be Like, an absurdist sci-fi movie in 47 seconds, by Jeff Wright. (One bit of not-for-kids language.)

60 Minutes does quarantine, in 60 seconds, by Bomanizer.

Love this brief ukelele song by the music teacher - but, uhhh, maybe don't turn the volume up too loud.

Here's a cover version of that same song, by Heebin Im.

Brilliant lip-syncs:

Definitely turn up the volume for these.

Lipsync with coffee, 12 seconds of perfection.

Classic Broadway scenes, re-enacted by Mary Neely. (Click "Show this thread" to see all her videos.)

How to medical, by Sarah Cooper, re-enacting a certain press conference. (Along the same lines, a slightly saltier lip-sync from Kylie Scott.)

Simpsons opening, re-enacted by Joel Sutherland and family. (OK, not a lip-sync, more like an action-sync. Go with it.)

Pure fun:

Fighting from a safe distance, from a stuntman school in France.

Dancing from a safe distance, by Mufasa, who hopes the video makes your day. (It just might.)

Visiting the parents (age 75 and 84) from a safe distance, by Alisa Renee'.

Covid-19 according to "The Office", edited by Taylor Rummell (note, hosted on Facebook - if this was available anywhere else, I wouldn't link to Facebook, but the video is good enough to invite you to endure Zuck's surveillance to watch it. Dump cookies afterward.)

A little dark:

In contrast to the pure fun above, here we have some... darker stuff. You've been warned.

Wearing a mask? You can still wear full-face makeup. Like a kewpie doll. (Shudder.)

Dancing in the clinic, a wry commentary on our moment.

Every Covid-19 commercial is exactly the same. This brilliant mashup asks, what's with the somber piano music in every single Covid-related commercial?

Thanks, celebrities from Greta Lee Jackson (with some not-for-kids language).

I have a one-word comment for this new Stanford innovation (warning, not exactly safe for work, also wouldn't read it while you're eating lunch or something).

Now, a reminder from management:



Star Wars during quarantine:

OK, time for a palate cleanser... from our favorite mentor:



Even villains are staying safe:



Finally, a silver lining to this whole thing:



Tech humor:

Below, sign of the times:



Even Clippy is coming back to offer some guidance.



Below, a meme that agrees with Clippy...



And two remixes of the jealous-girlfried meme:





Finally, when it's time to get off Zoom...



Until next time...

Let's make the best of May!

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