by Skip Cohen
It's Sunday morning, and if you're new to the SCU blog, I always stay away from business and marketing with Sunday Morning Reflections. This morning, I'm definitely running amuck because I'm tired of people who have lost their sense of humor and sarcasm.
Back at the start of the pandemic, one of my most favorite artists and good friend, Gilmar Smith, created the self-portrait above with Platypod. At the time, people were hoarding toilet paper. I even found a classic and relevant one-liner on the Internet:
"If you bought 144 rolls of toilet paper in preparation for a 14-day quarantine,
you probably should have been seeing a doctor long before coronavirus."
My good buddy Nick Vedros, is one of the funniest people in the industry. He's always capable of finding inappropriate humor any place it's needed. He sent me the piece on the right.
Then there are one-liners all over the Internet, and here are a few of my favorites:
"I’m not talking to myself, I’m having a parent-teacher conference."
"A mask isn't a political statement, it's an I.Q. test!"
"I finished Netflix today!"
"Back in my day, you would cough to cover up a fart. Now, with COVID-19, you fart to cover up a cough."
"Pollen still coming out during a global pandemic? Bitch, read the room."
I'm not making light of the challenges of the pandemic. But as Congress wastes millions of dollars on impeachment proceedings (all televised too), I can't help but wonder what would happen if all that money was put into better distribution of the vaccine. Or, how about lunches for kids who aren't in school, support for the homeless, or a program where the elite in government took the same average pay cut as their constituents?
And long before the Internet there was plenty of sarcasm about Congress...
"It could probably be shown in facts and figures,
there is no distinctively native American criminal class except Congress."
I guess that's always where I seem to cross the line. Why is it when an old fart like me makes a valid point, he becomes a curmudgeon?
Wishing everybody a day of smiles mixed with some well-placed sarcasm. I know there are days when there's not a whole lot to laugh about, but it's our sense of humor that will get us through this mess!
"30 days hath September, April, June, and November, all the rest have 31,
except for March which was infinite."
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