A good many of my friends are really smart. I stay in tough with a great deal of them on social media. Some of them so smart they are amazing. They’ve got all sorts of advanced degrees. Many are scientists, engineers, and physicians. Several have multiple degrees like a PhD combined with an MD. You could say these folks are smart. What I can’t tell you is that they all have a functional sense of humor.
One of my wizard friends posted a link on Facebook that once clicked took the reader to a site where some other genius had published a paper about pseudoscience and Covid-19. I read it and had a laugh to myself.
In my head I’d come up with a sarcastic remark. I decided to reply using the remark. Then, I thought better of it realizing that someone might take it as serious science. So, I wrote a weakened response such that I figured everyone who might see it would recognize it was a joke. Here’s what I posted:
“Absolutely! The scientists know that the sure fire remedy for this virus is simple: 1) Grab your Huff’n’puff radiant wand, 2) wave it above your head 3) tap the heels of you feet together while canting 4) “The Hills are Alive” “The Hills are Alive” “With the Sound of Music” I’m pretty certain I read that in ‘Science’ this week.”
A few seconds after I posted it I deleted it. I know, without doubt, some people would find it offensive, some might give it a try, many would be puzzled, and a few would have a laugh. I estimated the laugh group would be the smallest subset of readers.