It's been a grim week - and year - in a lot of ways.
And as biologists and psychologists will tell you, the more mentally advanced the species, the greater the need for play.
So, in case you haven't seen any of these (his TED Talks have views like a Taylor Swift music video), I give you the brilliant works of James Veitch.
Not just the guy on YouTube shilling for Wix websites, but a guy with a wicked funny sense of comedy, as seen on those aforementioned TED Talks, and as a guest on Conan O'Brien. Like a digital-age Charlie Chaplin, with the playfulness of an otter, multiplied by Monty Python times Dr. Who, and a dash of the nerd-fu savvy of Bill Gates sprinkled on the retributive instincts of Edward Abbey.
Don't believe me though; see for yourself.
These are five you simply must watch:
The last one still totally quacks me up, every time.
I hope they lighten your load today.