I do understand. My (paternal)grandma used to tell me stories of the super silly antics and pleasures folks sought out, during WW2. My grandpa was stationed in the Philippines, at the time, and she and all her friends were scared, lonely for their husband's, sons, grandsons.... all while being single, fulltime working moms on rations. Their stresses were so high, that they clung to any silliness that tickled them, in their efforts to cling to sanity. The situations are vastly different - but the world wide stress levels are frighteningly similar. People are grasping at silly-straws, again.