By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Sep 27, 2021 at 9:46 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. Ruh-roh!

And he would've gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for you pesky kids and your meddling dog and also the pandemic.

2. Copycat

It's like the kitten version of that famous video of the FBI guy hoping over the gate that was open anyways. So like that clip – but cuter!

"Ooooooh, so THAT'S how it's done."

3. Unidentified flying banana boat

Always love* to unexpectedly go from tubing to parasailing!


4. The daily dog

Today's pupper learned about water the hard way.

Look, it's live footage of me starting off the week!

5. An oldie but a goodie (though maybe not for her orbital bones)

Actually, no. THIS is live footage of how I feel when it's Monday morning:

I bet you everything smelled like watermelon for a year after that.

Bonus breather

To help you cope with the rest of your day of social distancing and processing the news, 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.