By Tim O’Connell for the Times-Union, August 16, 2020
America’s Funniest Memes: Coronavirus Edition
Author: Ed Mickolus
Wandering Woods Publishers, 85 pages, $8
Prolific Nocatee author (40 titles and counting) and want-to-be standup comic Edward Mickolus has compiled (with the help of a group of his pals) a collection from the internet of funny memes about our current state.
This little volume will have you laughing out loud and rolling on the floor.
For those who might not know, a meme is a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc., that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by internet users
A few selections:
Day 1 of Quarantine: Let’s bake cookies. Day 14 of Quarantine: I think I ate too many cookies. Day 28 of Quarantine: I am a cookie.
Day 17: I’ve finished Netflix.
Day 33: I’ve finished reading the internet. Now what?
So far 2020 is like looking both ways before crossing the street and the getting hit by an airplane.
After being quarantined for weeks and someone asks me if I’m a morning person, or a night person, I’m like: I honestly don’t know anymore.
Did a load of pajamas so I would have clean work clothes this week.
Anyone else getting a tan from the light on the fridge?
And just like that my car is getting 3 weeks to the gallon.
If you keep a glass of wine in each hand you can’t accidentally touch you face.
It is not boring at all to stay in the house. But how come one bag of rice has 7,456 pieces and the other bag 7,398.
I asked a Walmart worker where I could find the nuts. He said they’re in the toilet paper aisle.
Feeling guilty about your kid watching too much TV? Just mute and put the captions on. Boom. Now they’re reading.
Library sign: Please note: The post-apocalyptical fiction section has been moved to Current Affairs.
Make your day. Order it.
Tim O’Connell lives in Ponte Vedra Beach.