Funny on Friday
Week three: Memes aplenty
Welcome to another day in the coronavirus quarantine. It’s just like yesterday only we’re a day older.
The novelty of staying home has worn off and cabin fever has begun to set in. The only way to combat it? Laugh, if you can.
According to experts, it’s OK.
Peter McGraw, a behavioral economist and director of the Humor Research Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder, however, tells USA Today that it’s important to be sensitive.
“It’s easy to make jokes about getting to the end of Netflix because you’re quarantined. It’s another thing to make jokes about a lack of respirators,” he says.
McGraw says it’s the positive emotions that humor triggers that do us good because they’re “incredibly important for our health and well-being.”
And finally, he says:
Happy feelings can help our immune systems thrive, he says, plus “It’s actually easier to solve problems when you’re in a positive mood.”
So in order to help your immune system thrive, let’s look at a few memes and lighter moments from this week.
Wildlife is finally returning to Britain’s streets. Nature is healing ?￢ﾜﾌ️ pic.twitter.com/p4xYmf1oPx
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) April 4, 2020
Me when someone asks what day it is pic.twitter.com/1lhUh4eRUh
— John Robert Allman (@Johnny_Allman) March 29, 2020
Wildlife finally returning to Thames. Nature is healing? pic.twitter.com/d6uBxSaIAx
— ruby? (@roobeekeane) March 29, 2020
The longer the quarantine goes on, the more creative people get with how they spend their days.
Day 18 of lock down. Filled the dog with helium. pic.twitter.com/aiGEkhjwhI
— cluedont (@cluedont) April 8, 2020
i have already watched this a million times pic.twitter.com/LHZxfZdklT
— karen han (@karenyhan) March 26, 2020