By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Jul 22, 2024 at 11:31 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. Wild pitch

Just your classic five-error, straight-to-second double turned into an inside-the-park home run, with a few moshpits in between. 

There's so much chaos here, you might miss the dad behind the plate getting a bat to the shins to start things all off. 

2. Monday vibes

This otter gets me: I too am tired and just want to flomp down for the day. 

3. The ride of his life

Today I learned farm equipment is like Six Flags to a raccoon.

4. Higher, faster, stronger

The Olympics begin this week – and while they're always great, I think we've discovered a way to improve them.

5. Consumer reports

Watch this woman get so offended by a Cybertruck, you'd think it flipped her off.

I need this woman to review everything. Movies. TV shows. My life. She is the only person whose opinion I trust now.

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.