Sometimes, it seems like the world is a pretty dark place. If you turn on the news or even log onto the internet, you’ll probably see some messed up stuff. It’s no wonder some of us feel like everything’s terrible.
Just take the average millennial. Their generation came of age with 9/11. Since then, they’ve experienced a housing crisis, student loan debt, a wild political arena, and a failing job market. That’s not even to mention climate change, rising sea levels, and polluted oceans.
So, what do you do when it seems like everything’s bad and getting worse? You do exactly what humans have always done. You keep laughing.
People with a sense of humor are often the ones who keep everyone going. They know how to deal with crises big and small. Even when the situation appears hopeless, they’re ready with a joke.
Humor is one of those things that remind us everything’s going to be okay. They say every cloud has a silver lining. Here are 20 people who are funny enough to remind all of us of that. See? Things aren’t so bad after all, especially if there are people like this around.
1. Won’t someone think of the cookie dough?
You wouldn’t think there are people silly enough to tap on the sneeze guard while ordering ice cream, but there are. Thankfully, the staff at this ice cream shop found a way to take it in stride.
2. We need more of these
Someone put their sense of humor to work by installing a defibrillator right next to the public ATM. It could come in handy for some customers checking bank balances.
3. Who doesn’t love a pun?
No one tells puns because they think they’re clever. They tell puns because they make everyone groan and roll their eyes. But admit it — you chuckled.
4. Roll with the punches
When life deals you a blow, the best way to deal with it is to turn it into something good. Just take this driver, for example. He had a creative way of dealing with a cracked windshield.
5. It’s funny because it’s true
Every artist who sees this soap will laugh and then cry because it’s so true. People get into the professional art scene because they love it. It’s certainly not for money.
6. Lazy but creative
I’m torn between admiration and annoyance at this costume. But ultimately, it’s pretty clever and it’ll make all the “Game of Thrones” fans crack a smile.
7. Who’s winning?
The first time this dad was home alone with his triplets, Mom got a little worried. So of course, Dad just had to send this photo to let her know everything was fine.
8. They really set up that dad joke
Not Your Father’s Root Beer earned its name because, well, it contains alcohol. However, your father’s exactly the person who wants to drink alcoholic root beer.
9. How do you know what books tall people like?
Okay, we get it, it’s just a joke. In fact, it’s a joke that’s funny enough to make every visitor to the library chuckle. It’s nice to know that some librarians have a sense of humor.
10. You never know what you’ll find
This must’ve been a headache for the bookstore employee to fix, but hopefully, it at least made him laugh. You have to admit it’s a pretty clever joke.
11. Oh, that’s sick
Talk about making light of a serious situation. It’s apparent this house was destroyed by something terrifying, like a tornado or hurricane. At least someone kept their sense of humor.
12. They make a compelling argument
A part of activism is marketing — you have to sell the idea of doing good. Fortunately, someone on the rhinos’ side has an excellent strategy.
13. The leg bone is not attached to the sense of humor
Losing a limb must be an incredibly traumatizing experience, but this guy wasn’t going to let it ruin his sense of humor. He found it useful for staging jokes like this.
14. This pilot thinks he’s hilarious
When a pilot saw this book, he knew he just couldn’t let it go to waste. So, he took the opportunity to read it openly and proudly at the front of an airplane.
15. They saw the opportunity and took it
Most graffiti “art” is pretty obnoxious, but in this case, I’ll make an exception. I hope no one turned this adorable Scrat back into a boring old sink.
16. Oh, the drama
Some people act like going on a diet is the end of the world. This man hated it so much that he staged an elaborate tableau to express his feelings.
17. They know what it’s like
Having children is wonderful, but it can be hard to drink a hot cup of coffee while you have toddlers around. This coffee shop gets it by knowing its demographic.
18. No one should be screaming
We’ve all heard the rhyme “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.” It’s a funny play on words, but this sign makes an important point — screaming isn’t a good idea.
19. Mom thinks she’s hilarious and she’s right
One mom couldn’t miss an opportunity like this. It’s obvious that she’s tickled by the joke she made. To be fair, I’d be laughing my head off at that joke, too.
20. Don’t hold back, Mom
Most moms are known for their relentless encouragement, but this one has another way of motivating her child. It’s called “being incredibly sassy.” No news on how effective it is.
21. And she’s having a GREAT time
Even moms need to let loose every once in a while. Sure, she’s being pretty silly, but that big smile is adorable. I’m glad she’s having fun.
22. Every Thanksgiving needs aggressive tooting
Family reunions are wonderful until politics inevitably come up. Then they can quickly become uncomfortable. This mom had a creative and hilarious solution for how to keep her Thanksgiving non-partisan.
23. Low blow, Mom
You know the sole reason for buying this junky ring was so that Mom could make a joke out of it. And I’m sure she laughed herself silly over her child’s annoyance. Yes, Mom, you’re so funny.
24. The employee of the month
Some people are masters at passive-aggressive humor. This one took some dedication, but not as much as this toilet paper roll exemplified. That’s why it earned these honors.
25. Fake it ‘til you make it
Life can get pretty gloomy when the sky’s gray. Thankfully, there are people out there who are willing to draw suns on pieces of paper. It’s enough to lift our spirits a little.
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