By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Sep 30, 2022 at 10:51 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. Furball in the way of the football

In fairness, they're Indianapolis Colts fans – so maybe, considering how the season's going, the meowmer was trying to distract them and protect them from having to watch their team. 

2. Snakes ... why did it have to be snakes

A lot of pople – including famous whip-cracking archeologists – are afraid of snakes. But maybe they'd be a lot less scared if they saw this:

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Ophidiophobia: cured!

3. The dating game

Answer number two: Saving up the money to afford the damn wedding.

4. Innovations in adorableness

OK, sure, or you just do it my way: run around with a camcorder and bag of cheese curds strapped to your butt. Both work – but one will get attention from more than just the dog. 

5. WCW: World Cat Wrestling


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.