The most frightening, bone chilling, pain seeping scenes through every turn, with 2.29 Million lives lost, disconnected families and friends, collapsed businesses and decimated mental health. It is nothing short of a tragedy.
COVID seems apocalyptic with empty streets, and silent playgrounds, and masks rolling past abandoned parking lots as tumbleweeds.
Despite COVIDs paralyzing effects, some seem to have managed to find humor. From Clorox Bleach memes to SNL’s “A Rona Family Christmas” skit, some have lightened the tone.
Ok, laughing while others are dying or suffering mental health seems inappropriate and even tasteless. But humor plays an important part in coping with hard times. It’s even considered a release and a means to maintain sanity. Of course, we’re not laughing at those who have died. But, how about a little nervous laughter to unite us because… the struggle is real.
So, grab a seat, release a little dopamine and improve your immune system….
Similar to the 2020 movie Freaky, COVID has had some humor amongst its horror.
I will hand it to COVID-19, it sure does know how to crush budding dreams. We entered Quarantine even if we did not receive the virus ourselves. Unknowing recipients went into lockdown with a little gloom and a long list of Quarantine resolutions from previous New Year’s that they would “finally have time for.”
Two months later and we sat in front of the blank TV eating a gallon of ice cream and missing the interactions we are accustomed to.
Artists released COVID songs like Twenty One Pilots’ “Level of Concern” and Tyga & Curtis Roach’s “Bored in the House.” Everyday people created song parodies about COVID-19, like “Hello (from the inside)”, and “Coronavirus Rhapsody” to fill the void where sane thoughts once resided.
Underneath those masks newly created acne formed dubbed “maskne.”
Formally stable people were spotted doing the “mask check” or the mild panic when they forgot their mask in their car and awkwardly covered their mouths before running to the shelter where your mask sits expectantly.
Airpods and Gucci were thrown out in favor of hand sanitizer and blingy sanitizer cases to show all your friends during occasional Facetime get-togethers.
“No pants” became the standard work, school, and virtual date uniform. And 2-hour morning routines reduced to 5 minutes, can of dry shampoo, and just enough makeup to look good on camera.
The 1950s trend of fuzzy dice hanging on rearview mirrors finally saw its end as the 2020 masks replaced them.
Failed DIY projects sit on the floor along with dirty masks begging to be thrown away.
Suddenly, pandemic haircuts become the norm. Bangs and buzzcuts are in and mullets with stripes and bull-cuts replace the high-dollar high-fashion salon look.
Toilet paper was wiped off shelves with a 845 percent sales spike as if COVID affects the amount of time spent in the bathroom.
From toilet paper fights and limiting trips outside the house, grocery runs became like the rush to the cornucopia in Hunger Games.
COVID-19 was beyond unsatisfying. Not only was it devastating but it was straight up annoying. If you find yourself at the hands of COVID and all the non-virus side effects that come with it, I wish you all the luck 2020 didn’t have.