I freely admit that I'm jumping, gleefully I might add, onto the viral bandwagon here. Yesterday I discovered Ylvis:
After the initial "what the fuck...?" during the first verse, I got it. I got that Ylvis are possibly the most brilliant and surreal musical comedy peformers - IN THE GALAXY. (Or they might just have better financing than the others.) I knew I was right when I shared it with David and we turned to each other and said "Rissa HAS to see this." By now, I'm sure she has memorized all the lyrics and will be dancing it at school today. This video could cure depression. It needs to be on speed load on the tablet at the psychologist's / psychiatrist's office.
And right now? When the world outside our North American sphere seems to be on the brink of war, again, where children are being murdered and women are being raped, I desperately search for ways to keep the panic at bay. So I'm stock piling things that allow me, even for 3 minutes and 35 seconds at a time, to ignore the state of the world. So I give you these. These comic geniuses who will bring you joy.
Flight of the Conchords,
The Smothers Brothers
The Arrogant Worms
and I get intellectually (and truth be told, a little bit physically) wet, for Tim Minchin.
How about you? What do you distract yourself with when today's news makes you want to head to a bunker and die?