By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Feb 23, 2024 at 9:36 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. Puzzle me this

You know the trend of satisfying videos on the internet? One's that please and relax the brain? This is the opposite of one of those videos.

Hello, FBI, I would like to report a death-penalty-level crime. 

2. Wot?

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You know, for the folks who English is named after, they're sometimes really bad at English.

3. Cooking for dummies

I'm thinking, for everyone's health, these folks should stick to Hot Pockets for dinner.

4. Bubbly boy

In fairness, he did blow a single bubble. Mission accomplished!

5. Stretch 'em on out

Look, it's live footage of me as soon as work finishes for the day.

Yeah, but also while wearing a bowtie just in case. 

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.