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Yeah, you’re a real riot

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Cartoon originally posted to ReadWriteWeb

Last week’s post-Stanley-Cup riot in downtown Vancouver was devastating to the city’s spirit, but there’ve been some bright spots – not the least of which was the number of people who came forward the next morning to help with the cleanup.

But there was also some online cheer to be found, some of it from the people closest to me. Here are a few examples:

As someone who tweeted my share of smart-ass comments over the course of the night, I’m acutely aware that some very serious stuff was unfolding. But all of this reminded me of the role that humour can play in keeping emotions from boiling over, and helping us cope with the ugliness the world sometimes throws at us.