As more and more of the world stays at home more and as so much negative news circulates online and on television, we need to remember the good out there. To that end, I hope that this post helps you limit lugubriousness by finding the funny!
Some Good News (SGN) with John Krasinski
I came across this show the other day while desperately wanting a break from all of the anxiety-producing cornona-coverage. Krasinski’s new stay-at-home project cheered me; I hope it does the same for you.
Perhaps there is no better moment for Weird Al to reemerge than now: https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/weird-al-seriously-gives-a-talented-musician-his-due/2020/03/25/5e10c6d6-69e4-11ea-9923-57073adce27c_story.html
Here are a few of my favorite recent Weird Al sightings on the webs. First, on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon:
Then on Twitter, where he plays the accordion on a rooftop:
I mean how can anyone resist smiling at the sight of U.S.’s beloved parodist-satirist-musician-humorist?
“But wait, what about poetry, Scot?” you ask.
Fear not, fearless reader! I have you covered!
A great place to find the funny is Light, a poetry journal dedicated wit and humor with its weekly feature “Poems of the Week”, which you can check out here: https://lightpoetrymagazine.com/#potw. As a bonus, if you head on over to their Links page, you’ll see other great places to get your fix of light, humorous verse with links to awesome poetry and humor sites such as: Able Muse, The Asses of Parnassus, Lighten Up Online, Measure, Mezzo Cammin, A New Book of Verse, The New Verse News, Parody, Rattle, The Spectator (home of frequent light-verse contests), Snakeskin, and The Washington Post Style Invitational.
I hope these and more provide some levity to your day as you go about your busy lives moving from the kitchen, to the bathroom, to the bedroom, to the basement, to the kitchen to the family room to the front door, to the bathroom to the kitchen to the couch to the front door to the backyard to the front door to the bathroom to the bedroom and finally to bed…