Friday, 13 March 2020

Viral Memes For Your Amusement



Are you as tired as I already am hearing about the coronavirus?
Well, too bad, 'cuz here's a whole post about it!

Bloggers, how can we protect ourselves?


Seriously, though, the number one precaution is: 

Wash your hands! A lot!


Forget singing "Happy Birthday" twice.
Recite this inspirational passage from
Frank Herbert's sci-fi classic Dune instead --


But if all else fails --


And keep surfaces clean too!


Carry hand sanitizer with you -- 
if you can find any in the stores, that is.



And of course, that brings us to . . .




Don't just hoard toilet paper though!
Lay in all kinds of food supplies!



Dear American readers,
this next safety tip is crucial for YOU!



And one final reminder to us all . . . .


62 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

I don't get the obsession with toilet paper either. 2 packs of 4 rolls each will last me 2-3 months. jeeeeeesus, people! THINK!

19 cases in my county of 70K people. rather low. yet the panic is unreal.

we have not advanced as a people if we have to teach you how to wash your hands.

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

hahaha
Keeping a safe distance from crowded spaces and washing our hands.
Who knew?

Can someone explain the thing with buying toilet paper in a pandemic to me? Anyone?

And I'd wash Jason Momoa very, very meticulously. Very.

XOXO

Moving with Mitchell said...

These are hilarious, but the last one made me shiver.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

This was so good in so many different ways! LOVE the grim reaper one, and the Costco one, well, all of them. But honestly, things are gettin' real. I just found out (the same time as everyone else) that my school will be closed for two weeks following this coming week's March break. A pre-emptive strike. -Jenn

Parnassus said...

Paranoia and hoarding has its own logic. If the virus gets worse (look at Italy), perhaps stores will be closed and shipments won't get through. Then the hoarders will have the last laugh.
--Jim

Bathwater said...

I am of the opinion I should get infected now while the hospitals are still empty. So I will be recovered before the curve!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

these are hystericle. and please everyone....stay away from RBG!!!

Mistress Maddie said...

I would probably not have a problem stay in and away from people, as lately many get on my last damn gay nerve.

Hell, I myself have been suffering from the Ginvirus for years.

DEZMOND said...

They stole the Momoa one from Wash your hands like you washing Geralt of Rivia, which is, admittedly, much better and hotter indeed.

Frank said...

A good laugh helps put things in perspective, Thanks. As for Costco, I have seen people with flatbeds checking out like 12 packs of 30 rolls of TP. I swear they are going back to their little remote New Mexico towns to sell it at a premium.

Bob said...

That last one .... EVERYTHING!

Tasker Dunham said...

Brilliant.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Lots of funnies and a serious thought too.
Jason Momoa -does he need a bath?? YES PLEASE.

Susan said...

OMG, I love the Jason Mamoa meme. Washing my hands will never be the same... You can disinfect with vodka, you know...just saying.

Mike said...

Protect RBG at ALL costs!

Hot guys said...

These memes are literally SAVAGE! And some of the comments, LMAO! The virus, though... Stay safe, ya'll!

Cynthia said...

Just loved these!! Especially the one with the Four Horsemen. Then I went on to your post of March 10 and loved them all, esp the one about the cats savoring Japanese hospitality.

LL Cool Joe said...

I have to share these with my family, thanks. Keep washing your hands!

^.^ said...

Thanks for the smiles, friend D:) Stay safe. Love, cat.

Marie Smith said...

According to the rush on toilet paper, we’ll be using the organic stuff. After the leaves come out in June here.

The Happy Whisk said...

You got a real laugh out of me about the washing Jason. That, cracked me up.

The Captain said...

My favourite meme / advice is to wash your hands like you just fingered Ann Widdecolmbe. If you have to Google beware. 😝

e said...

I read somewhere that a newspaper was including several blank pages for, ahem, hygiene purposes. Probably not true, but funny. Personally, I stocked up on boxed wine...

Leanna said...

Why are people hoarding? I just don't understand. If they die, all that toilet paper will just get stolen by their neighbor. That $5 a pump, cash only meme is bad. I do believe that money is one of the vectors the virus is using to get to people that haven't been overseas. Money can pass more bacteria and viruses than anything in the world.

HBF said...

Thank you for the smiles! We are around "the epicenter" over here in Western WA, so I'm interested to see what the grocery store looks like today. "Case of Corona" with the kitty is my fave :o)

brewella deville said...

I went to the market this morning and there wasn't a roll of toilet paper, paper towels, or adult asswipes on the shelf (congrats, Putin, Trump really has made great strides in turning America into 1950's Russia). Right across the aisle, however, the shells were stocked full of paper napkins and tissues. Apparently, panic prohibits creative thinking. Myself, I think I'll head on down to the bookstore and grab remaindered copies of Trump Jr's book which I think they're selling by the pound by now, and wipe my bum with that if the real stuff runs out.

Sooo-this-is-me said...

I love the last one Debra!

Tundra Bunny said...

The Four Horsemen summed things up nicely -- who doesn't need ass-wipe at the end of the world?

Panic has no logic, so people clutch at any straws that make them feel like they're in control of something. Rather than buying some bottled water, a few tins of food, bread for the freezer, a big bottle of Tylenol, a thermometer and several boxes of Kleenex, people buy t-paper by the truckload! Makes me wonder what people would do if a truly dangerous contagion arrived such as the Spanish Influenza of 1918 or Ebola...

It's been said that laughter is the best medicine, so thanks for the laughs, Deb!

Susan Kane said...

Just home from store and the lines were 45 minutes long. My sister lives in Columbus, OH. Her son works in a liquor store and he said that liquor and beer were flying off the shelves. Hmmm.

Brian Joseph said...

This is very funny stuff. I just got back from the grocery store. Though some stuff was impossible to find, I am happy to say that people were being especially courteous and friendly as sometimes happens during a criises,

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Only you, Debra of She Who Seeks, could make of a pandemic extreme entertainment. I read that Trudeau's wife has it. Does he need comforting, while she's quarantined? Smiles.

Adam said...

I'm ready for some zombies.

Janie Junebug said...

I pronounce myself amused, and yes, I'll be happy to wash an imaginary Jason. Thanks for the smiles.

Love,
Janie

Guillaume said...

I will be glad when it is all over. Although I doubt it will be over.

Joanne Noragon said...

The last one is the best one. I'll keep it on the tip of my tongue.

Ken said...

Hi Debra. I was at the Boat and Sportsman show on Thursday and left just before they shut the whole thing down. So, probably infected. Also, You don't know how many times you touch your face until you're trying to not touch your face!

Ol'Buzzard said...

PLEASE AVOID RUTH BADER GINSBERG!
the Ol'Buzzard

This N That said...

Love the organic TP..It may come to that...Just make sure it'e not Poison Ivy..I think I'd rather have "the virus"...

Laurie said...

Oh my gosh, I love them all, I think my fav is the one about diy cleaning products , I almost choked on my tea,, that and the case of corona,, oh my gosh and. ,, ok I’m done lol stay safe my friend,,

Magaly Guerrero said...

After the apocalypse, bloggers walked out of their house to find the world silent. They grabbed some toilet paper--out of the house of a neighbor they never me--and then they returned home.

Insomniac's Attic said...

Sadly, all the trees out here are spruce, which I don't think would work so well for the organic TP idea. Unfortunately, since Cochrane is all sold out. lol

Miss Val's Creations said...

It is insanity out there! We had not luck shopping for hand sanitizer but learned today that hydrogen peroxide is better than hand sanitizer. It is super cheap and free of nasty chemicals too. Who knew? Thank you for the photo of Jason Mamoa. :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Miss Val's Creations -- I don't believe that hydrogen peroxide should be used directly on skin as a hand sanitizer because it can burn and scar. It is possible to use a diluted solution of it to clean surfaces, I believe, presumably while wearing gloves.

The Liberty Belle said...

These were really amusing. I particularly liked the organic toilet paper.

Marisa said...

These memes are hilarious!
Stay safe.

Martha said...

HAHA! These were so funny. But that last one...oooooohhhhh...that really makes you stop and think.

The Blog Fodder said...

Never tried leaves. Grass works ok. Russian thistle not so much. But it's all organic.

John M said...

Funny, thanks.

JACKIESUE said...

I love seeing some from ydg...cause I'm stealing the ones that arent..haha

Laura said...

I was singing the alphabet song as I washed my hands, now I'm going to be daydreaming about washing Jason Momoa! I may never leave the sink!!
hahahahaha

blessings
~*~

G. B. Miller said...

Annnd on a stupider note, two brothers who had cornered the market on hand sanitizer in Tennessee by purchasing 17k bottles of hand sanitizer, have been banned on Amazon for attempted price gouging and are being prosecuted by the Tennessee AG for price gouging and hoarding.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

A small town center in Holland.
While the closing down announcement was being made yesterday evening on television the waiters stacked the cafe chairs, the pigeons swooped in to clean up the crumbs, someone cycled past with two giant rolls of loo paper...and the prime minister added sex clubs to the list

Ur-spo said...

Oh these are marvelous!
I appreciate you posting these and giving us a laugh.
In hard times that is what we have: each other and the ability to laugh at it all.

CraveCute said...

Tough times ahead for all of us. Thanks for adding a bit of humor to the situation.

Anne Johnson said...

That last one says it all. I wonder how people could carry six packages of toilet paper if they were being shot at?

Magic Love Crow said...

Thanks for this post Debra! I still don't get it about the toilet paper! I have been washing my hands so much at work, that they are cracking and actually bleeding! As soon as I get home, on goes the hand cream! Our hours that we are open, have been cut, who knows what will be next! Please take care my friend~

Jenn said...

It is crazy out there, but I am an expert social distancer.

Liz Hinds said...

Love the organic toilet paper and the last one. Oh and Jason Mamoa. And I'm going to share that wonderful hand-washing rhyme!

Barbara said...

OMG. So funny. Organic toilet paper it is.

baili said...


you are amazing with your selection of funnies dear Debra though they made me laugh and think at the same time
we have no problem with shopping of hand wash products here though

i hope people stop and think that being as panic is also dangerous for health

stay safe and as blessed my friedn!

Rommy said...

We always stock up on toilet paper right before my eldest gets home from college, so we're good...for now.

JACKIESUE said...

if worse comes to worse I can always use that roll of toilet paper with Trumps face on them..