By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Sep 29, 2023 at 10:31 AM

These can be stressful, overwhelming times, and we want to help – so to start your day with a smile, we're going to post five funny viral videos and memes every morning. Because there's no better time for a good laugh than during bad times, and we believe in starting the day on the right foot even when things feel like they're all going wrong.

Enjoy – then be safe, be smart and be healthy. We're in this together.

1. The daily dog

Today's pupper REALLY wants to see what you're up to – gravity be damned. 

2. Trick and treat

Is this Halloween decor or the actual Ghostface killer? I would rather not ask that question!

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The worst part is the candy in the bucket was just Bottlecaps and plain Hershey's mini-bars. 

3. Broncos Country, let's cry

Feeling down about that Packers game last night? It could always be worse; for instance, your team could've lost by 50 and folks could be making great puns about your washed quarterback:

4. You jelly you didn't come up with this pun first?

Listen, he's just doing what the song asks. He's a good listener. 

5. Pool shark

I feel like this is a billiards trick shot that I could pull off. 

Bonus breather

To help you cope with the rest of your day, here's a little bonus breathing exercise to calm the nerves and provide a little digital therapy.

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.