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    A certain type of wry humor is doing the rounds. It ranges from the wise-in-a-Zen-kind-of-way to the playful, it also includes culinary jokes that can be hard to stomach. It’s worthwhile investigating if you find that you’re wilting under the strain of Lockdown.

    Are you rooted enough to cope with being compared to a houseplant?

    Profound insights from a cartoon
    Product designer Ted Goas recently tweeted a cartoon that compares a human to a houseplant. It reminds us that we have to drink water and get sunlight, then it concludes that we’re “basically a house plant with more complicated emotions.” It’s food for thought. Or should one say, it’s nutrients for one’s soil?

    New games
    PR/digital director Chris Lee claims to have invented the game of cat cricket. Many cat lovers will take umbrage to Lee claiming this title, but never mind that now. Lee tweeted a video of his cat participating in this game. So, in that sense, at least, he’s ahead of other claimants.

    A teddy bear hunt is proving to be popular in New Zealand. The game involves hiding a stuffed bear in plain sight. Tracking down bears in garden hedges and on window sills, and seeing them fishing on front porches, provides distraction for stressed out children of all ages.

    A cake for this time. Photo credit: Das Schürener Backparadies

    An unusual cake
    And last but not least the bakery Das Schürener Backparadies in Dortmund in Germany is making waves. The bakery bakes cakes that resemble toilet paper. The klopapier cakes, (klopapier is German for toilet paper) feature a white fondant icing. They look pretty realistic, especially from a distance. The bakery says that they are making 200 of the klopapier-rolls every day. One German woman called the cake a coronavirus birthday cake on the bakery’s Facebook page. The bakery has expanded its humorous range. They are now also offering cookies adorned with face masks. Ouch. That one’s perhaps a bit too close to home. Or what say you?

    Can you stomach this? Photo credit: Das Schürener Backparadies

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