EAT MY SHORTS: Laughter is the Best Medicine

During the Coronavirus – Covid 19 lockdown there is much uncertainty but the creative spirits of people rise to keep us smiling and laughing in the most unlikely of circumstances.   We thought you could enjoy some of the humor appearing on social media.

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Doing research for this project more hilarious carrots led me down one rabbit hole after another. A true deep dive. . Don’t watch too many a a time. Bookmark this and come back often for more laughs and in some cases you may find yourself singing along.

Share your own productions,  further discoveries and favorites on the EatDrinkFilms Facebook. We only tapped the surface.

With so many people online there is an increase in some kinds of ads but hopefully there are not too many commercials as we tried to find videos without them whenever possible. Most can be skipped after a few seconds.

One of the most consistently funny musical wits is Randy Rainbow who takes Broadway standards and turns them into biting satire. You can check out many of his songs his website.

And he is very fast to produce timely songs.

 

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Abbey Road reimagined for social distancing. We have included a sampling of other music covers throughout this page and you can see many more at Activistala.

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This dog short film was obviously influenced by William Wegman. Found on Facebook and so far I have not found it on YouTube or Vimeo so only have a link. I assure you there will be laughter. I have learned it was filmed at a Tina Temujin Kennel in Latvia.

The following contains R-rated language:

Watch more Maestro Zikos videos.

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The following spoof from The Juice Media contains four-letter words- a bleeped PG version is available here and hilarious because of the censorship.

Simon Pegg updates Shaun of the Dead

See more Victoria Emes at the end of this page.

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James Hodson and Jason Keet, a UK creative duo made a series of public health posters based on first and second world war images. To see more go to WarOnCovid19.

 

A brief tutorial for learning this dance

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“Maskmaker, Maskmaker” is an obvious parody on The Fiddler on the Roof‘s “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and there are many variations online. These are a few of or favorites.

 

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Indiana woman creates goofy COVID-19 song to Beatles tune– Worth linking here.

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Created by Sweet & Sour for the virtual pub The Staying Inn.

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Easily parodied here is a variation with lyrics:

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Superman Fights Coronavirus | Editorial Cartoons ...

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In Frida Kahlo's 1941 self-portrait "Yo y Mis Pericos,

From the PBS News Hour article (video below)

On the left, Nicolaes Pickenoy’s "Portrait Of A Young Woman." On the right, a recreation of the 1632 painting, with a toilet paper collar. Painting courtesy of J. Paul Getty Museum. Photo recreation by Bryan Beasley

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Read all about Victoria Emes creating her own version of I Will Survive.

And watch more of her hilariously rude videos here.

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Created by Ellie Hubble and Pablo.

 

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