It’s been quite a week, hasn’t it?

I suppose it’s always “quite a week” for someone, somewhere, but it’s felt particularly like “quite a week” here, what with everything going on in the Middle East, Japan, and so much more.

I don’t know about you, but I need some comic relief.

So while I hope this week’s roundup makes you smile, it’s as much for me as it is for you.

A gal’s gotta laugh, dammit!

1. What our business blog is learning from Charlie Sheen, by Dojo Mike at the KikScore blog.

Why: it’s not because KikScore is a former client (consider yourselves disclosed), but because this is one of the best and funniest Charlie Sheen-related posts I’ve read.

2. Ravi Shastri – an Ode to the Feeling, by Rakesh Jhunjhunwala.

Why: you need to be familiar with cricket in general, and Indian cricket personalities in particular to really get this, but even if you’re not, it’s hilarious.

I bet you could apply it to anyone who thinks they’re, shall we say, larger than life?

3. Etch-a-Sketch 2 takes gadget world by storm, by Andy Borowitz.

Why: iPad 2 fever, anyone?

4. My typical supermarket experience, a cartoon from C-Section Comics.

Why: because this is exactly. What. Happens!

5. Wolves, from Hyperbole and a Half.

Why: it will leave you smiling while also wondering just when your head will explode because it’s so awesome.

6. The Itch., from Barefoot Foodie.

Why: if you’re in a long-term relationship, you’ve been there. And if you haven’t yet, you will be.

7. Clichéd limerick, from Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.

Why: you’ll know when you read it.

Have a smile or two today.

It’s on me.

Image: Alexandre Berbe via Flickr, CC 2.0

Shonali Burke
Founder and publisher of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke helps purpose-driven brands bring big ideas to life. She teaches at The Johns Hopkins University, has gone back to school herself with the Harvard Business Analytics Program, and is creator/lead instructor at The Social PR Virtuoso® online training hub , where ambitious PR pros learn how to unleash their inner Social PR superheroes. Owned by Lola the Basset Hound, she's mad about ABBA, bacon, cooking, dogs, and Elvis, though not necessarily in that order. Wouldn't you like to be in her kitchen?
Shonali Burke
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