O.K., so we’ve all been at this for about six weeks now. Maybe you’re all right, and that’s great, or maybe you are having a little trouble seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. That’s all right too, because we’re going to get through this. Personally, I find inspiration in humor. So just in case your life could use a little brightening up, I humbly present this fifteen nuggets to lighten your mood. After all, better to light the candle then curse the darkness…
- By turning off all of the cars, scientists everywhere are getting real, actionable data on how climate change is caused by human beings, and what can be done to prevent it from getting worse.
- The entire Republican delegation to the US Senate will be dead or retired ten years from now.
- Every drive–in movie theater in the world is already practicing social distancing.
- Donald Trump has been a TV star, a billionaire, and the President of the United States, but will basically just be remembered as an asshole.
- Your family has probably never been closer.
- The world finally figured out video conferencing, even if Zoom calls tend to feature a large number of people staring stoically into the middle distance with all the enthusiasm of passengers waiting for a greyhound bus.
- Older people will remember this as one of the great challenges of their lives. Younger people will remember this as an incident that had a huge impact on their careers and educations, and really young people will remember this as some weird shit that happened when they were kids.
- The Exxon-Mobile company, who once made the biggest profit of any company in the history of planet earth, is currently paying people to haul barrels of oil away and keep them.
- If you are working from home, this might be your only chance to fart while you are at your desk, so go for it.
- In addition to stopping thousands of cases of the Coronavirus, the quarantine has also prevented thousands of cases of the flu and at least fifteen cases of disco fever.
- Disabled people who have previously been told that there is absolutely no way they can work from home are currently demonstrating that they can currently work from home and the world does not end.
- A cup of tea and a good book are just as wonderful as ever.
- You have learned something about yourself. Specifically, you have learned how much you like going out and touching your face in public.
- Teachers will now be forever revered by parents as having superpowers.
- Try to remember this as the one moment when everyone was on equal footing, because for one moment all of us were put in our place, with nothing to do but sit, and wait, and talk to each other.
David McLain is the author of the fabulously entertaining time travel adventure-romance, The Time Traveller’s Resort and Museum, which you can pick up in our store. AND if you get the ebook between now and June 30th, you can get it FOR FREE with the dicount code FREEBOOK at checkout.
David McLain studied writing at the University of Massachusetts. He is the author of the two novels: Dragonbait, and The Life of a Thief. His stories have been published in the anthologies Metastasis, Penny Dread II, and the upcoming Doctor Who Anthology Time Shadows, as well as over two dozen magazines, including Harvard’s Dudley Review. He has been featured on NPR’s Off the Page and the History of England podcast. He lives in New York.