You don't need anyone to tell you that things...are not at their most optimal right now. And if that's got you down, you're not alone.

Stephen Colbert is also feeling the crushing weight of the news cycle on his shoulders. That's why he decided to take a walk around the block (recommended!) to feel a little bit better about the fact that we may all end up living in trash cans one day.

But wait: What's so bad about living in a trash can?

That's the question that Oscar the Grouch has when Colbert encounters him on his walk. And that's all the lead-in you need for this adorable duet about how things will (probably, hopefully) get better. Hope it brightens the rest of your week!

As face masks have become mandatory in many places to limit the spread of coronavirus, it's also become an increasingly politicized thing. As we know, anything that involves political polarization also involves vast amounts of misinformation and disinformation. Whose idea was the internet again?

No one I know loves wearing a mask. We all wish we didn't have to. But there are an awful lot of people saying they can't wear one, or they refuse to wear one because they've been led to believe that masks are somehow more dangerous than not wearing one. I've seen and read "information" on everything from masks depriving people of oxygen to masks causing CO2 build up to masks creating fungus problems.

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