I am a fan of political humor, but not even the best jokes can make me laugh these days. So much of what’s happening in American politics scares me, and I don’t want to let my guard down. I don’t want to get distracted and miss the fact that actually, the joke’s on me…

That’s how I was feeling until I saw this, at least. It is so simple and perfect and deranged, and yes, it made me laugh—it even made me feel like I was on drugs. That’s been happening a lot to me lately. I am spending my last weeks in China trying to write PSA’s about filial piety and Internet responsibility for CCTV, and every once in a while I have to step back from whatever I’m doing and ask myself if I’m high. It seems as good an explanation for my strange days anything else.

I think I will watch this video a few more times before I go back to being VERY ALARMED (and just slightly “high on life”).