Humor and Creativity on the Twitterverse While Social Distancing

Blog Date
Stuart O. Smith, Jr.

I often enjoy Nandi Bushell's (@Nandi_Bushell) music on Twitter,
but the Bushell family video about social distancing called
Don’t spread it! Stay in and shred it!!! is extra special!
Thank you, Bushell family!

On Monday, March 30, 2020, while Julie and I were finishing our blog post, Peaceful Parks While Social Distancing, we got to talking about how we appreciated all the humor and creativity we were seeing on social media while everyone was social distancing. We were impressed by some of the very gifted people sharing their talents, and we liked how some people were using humor to cope with the stress of the current coronavirus crisis.

I decided to grab my @sos_jr tweets and retweets from this stressful time period that I thought demonstrated positive humor or creativity on the Twitterverse, and some tweets that had some personal significance. Please share those that you enjoy by retweeting them, so that your Twitter followers can share in a laugh, or appreciate the talent.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

This is one of the best! Thank you, Bushell family! To everyone reading this blog post, please be sure to share their tweet!



Friday, March 27, 2020



Saturday, March 28, 2020




Sunday, March 29, 2020



Monday, March 30, 2020



Tuesday, March 31, 2020


Love how the next two tweets go together!



Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - April Fools' Day!

Everyone on the Twitterverse decided not to celebrate April Fools Day this year -- no one is in the mood!!



Thursday, April 2, 2020


The next two tweets go together:




Thank You, Tom Kunsman, for the NASA Virtual Tour Announcement

Tom Kunsman is great at promoting all things NASA in our community. I greatly appreciate that he sent me the NASA Glenn announcement below, on April 2nd.

I learn a lot from him, and he has arranged for me to attend events at NASA Glenn that I have written about in my many NASA blog posts (which you can read by clicking here)!



Friday, April 3, 2020



Thank you, May Dugan Center, for the Positive Shoutout!

I just wanted to feature these tweets from Friday, April 3, 2020, to thank the May Dugan Center!



Saturday, April 4, 2020



Thank you, Summit Artspace!

I appreciate the positive mention by Summit Artspace!! They included my @sos_jr Twitter name in their promotion of their Saturday, April, 4, 2020, virtual Akron Art Walk. I have written several blog posts about Summit Artspace that you can read by clicking here.



Thank you,  Jürgen Bosch, for the Twitter Direct Message

On Thursday, April 2, 2020, I received a direct message from Jürgen Bosch (@Bosch_LAB) with a video from his Coronavirus: How it Ticks n What we are Doing to Stop it talk at the Case Western Reserves Institute for the Science of Origins (ISO). (FYI, during the coronavirus crisis, their meetings have been moved online.)

The Institute for the Science of Origins (ISO) is a collaborative team of faculty members and researchers from diverse scientific disciplines seeking to understand how complex systems emerge and evolve, from the universe to the mind, from microbes to humanity.

Learn more about the Institute for the Science of Origins (ISO) at:

On Saturday night, April 4, 2020, I watched the video (which was created by Patricia Princehouse (@Princehouse), and found it very informative. I have embedded it here for your perusal:

Origins Life, the Universe & Hot Dogs:
Jurgen Bosch on Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2; 31 March 2020


I shared Coronavirus: How it Ticks n What we are Doing to Stop it on Twitter -- please retweet the following so that others will learn this important information:


I met Jürgen Bosch (@Bosch_LAB) and Patricia Princehouse (@Princehouse) through their leadership at the 2017 March For Science -- learn more in my blog post:

Read more of my science blog posts by clicking here.



Sunday, April 5, 2020



Thank you, Patricia Kellogg! -- Little Fires Everywhere

Thank you, Patricia Kellogg, for tagging me in this video about this Shaker Heights-inspired show.



Monday, April 6, 2020




Update about Eggshelland 2020.



Delivery Error! Tasty Victory for My Neighbor!

As Julie and I mentioned in our blog post Peaceful Parks While Social Distancing, we have been ordering take-out to support local restaurants. On Monday, April 6, 2020, we ordered delivery instead of take-out, which ended up netting FREE pizza for our neighbor.



Backpacking Humor, but Reason for Humor is Very Sad!


The reason that the video above was created is that all the long-distance trail organizations do not want backpackers to hike at this time. I was supposed to be in New Mexico on Monday, April 6, 2020, preparing to start a hike on Tuesday, but...



Tuesday, April 7, 2020



Continental Divide Trail Adventure 2020 Canceled crying -- Looking Forward to 2021!



Related Blog Posts

I normally like to list related blog posts that I have written, but during this coronavirus crisis, it is very sad to think that most of the places I normally write about at are currently closed. The few places still open are our local parks, so please read the recent blog that Julie and I wrote about our experience safely visiting the many park systems we have in Northeast Ohio:


Stay well!