Well, the national after-party hangover has begun.
Conservatives are morose and lackluster, staring out of gray windows and idly fiddling with knick-knacks.
Liberals are beginning to realize that the guy they just elected inherited an intensely large pile of crap, with the Dow plummeting since the election, and world leaders aiming really large missiles at each other.
So I think it's safe to say that the world needs some humor, to paraphrase the reasoning behind the start of Weasley's Wizard Wheezes.
For my two cents, I plan to watch a lot of comedy in the coming days. Old episodes of "The Office," new DVD releases, laugh-inducing You Tube clips. Our ability to laugh at ourselves is most important. Of course, a close second is laughing with (and my brother would say "at") others.
It's a serious world we live in, and I hope our new president finds himself safe and sound every moment of his executive tenure. That's something I worry about.
But we have enough worries - mortgages and rent, security and crime.
So for those of you who like to leave comments, please share with the rest of us your favorite comedies, movie and television.
An unlikely source of relaxation - unlikely to anyone not born in the 80's - has been a DVD set of "The Muppet Show," season two to be exact. A friend's son was spending time at our house yesterday, and he loves it - preferred to watch it over "Narnia" or "March of the Penguins" or cartoon "Robin Hood." There are so many puns that adults end up laughing, and so many visual gags that kids giggle nonstop. Who doesn't want to see Steve Martin talking to Kermit, or Gilda Radnor talking to Miss Piggy?
Share your old faves and new discoveries, so we can guffaw, laugh, giggle, belly-laugh, shriek, and howl.
P.S. I've posted fresh news items in the "Extra! Extra!" bar, not least of which involves a woman who ran a mile with a rabid fox chewing on her arm.