By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Oct 23, 2020 at 8:06 AM

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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. Relatable cat

Look, it's live footage of me making plans to wake up early each day to work out!

I like this cat. This cat gets it. He made one kind of half-hearted attempt to leap onto the counter and thought, "Nah, I can do other things." I'd say I want to be this cat's friend, but I imagine he'd dislike me because I do try to achieve things. Respect, though.

2. Tackled by oxygen

Let's see how things went in last night's NFC East showdown!

Borderline impressed that the debate wasn't the most embarrassing thing you could've seen on TV last night. But anyways, let's recap: The Giants quarterback was defeated by the 40 yard line, and the Eagles – the team seen playing worse defense than air in the above highlilght – somehow won and now lead their division despite being 2-4-1 and putrid. Yep, sounds like 2020 alright.

3. Pie? More like ... why?

Gaze upon the world's worst pie.

OK, maybe it's not the WORST pie. (That would be a cowpie.) But why does it look like spiders are going to hatch out of it? And most of that is pointless, as when the person opens the pie up like an egg from "Alien," it's revealed that the apples barely fill half of the space. Freaking potato chip bag pie. The scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn't stop to think if they should – a "Jurassic Park" quote beyond fitting considerig this looks like a dinosaur egg. 

4. Duck attack

Just when you thought it was safe to go swimming again ... 

And to think Dr. Evil spent all that time working on getting sharks with lasers when ducks would've done the trick AND done it while being adorable.

5. That's not how cars work

Is this "Tenet"?

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.