Laughter is the best medicine

by chuckofish

or,  what to do when it’s hot outside. It’s actually a lovely day out today, but earlier in the week the temperature got into the 90s and the weather people kept warning us to drink lots of water or we might die. Okay, they tend to be alarmist up here because we’re not used to those temperatures.It was hot and humid, though.

Being sensible, the DH and I  responded by eating sandwiches for dinner all week (no cooking!) and watching humorous things on youtube. So if the weather is making you lethargic, you might try this wonderful example of comedic timing, in which Rowan Atkinson plays invisible drums:

If you want to be able to pretend that you are learning something while you chuckle, you can start watching the fascinating, but also funny British game show QI, hosted by the incomparable Stephen Fry.

Seriously, there are about a million episodes to choose from, so you will never run out.

But if the weather has really gotten you down and you are feeling sorry for yourselves, rest assured that someone else has it worse. According to the Washington Post, “On Friday, Bandar Mahshahr, Iran registered an air temperature of 115 degrees and a dew point of 90, an extraordinarily rare combination of heat and humidity. The resulting heat index – a measure of what the air feels like – hit 165 degrees, the second highest we have ever seen reported, although official records for heat index are not maintained.”  Yuck!

Continuing with the ‘someone has it worse’ theme, you could console yourself with any of these movies:

1. Lawrence of Arabia


2. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre


3. The Bridge on the River Kwai


4. Walkabout


5. Rear Window


What movies would you add to the list?

Have a great weekend and stay cool!