On the one hand, I’ve been tethered in place for the last two months. But on the other, I’ve been Zooooooooooooooooming all over the place—teaching a class on The New Yorker caption contest down at Washington and Lee University in Virginia, doing presentations on Jewish humor at JCCs all around the country, and joining a bunch of glitchy but joyful birthday celebrations hither and yon.
I think Zoom gets bonus points for coming up with the name of “Zoom,” a noun which is fun to verbify, (Zooming, Zoom you) and sounds peppy and people-oriented. But I’ve been using Skype, Google Hangouts and Whereby also, and even if those names are not as punchy, video conferencing by any other name still is both cool and clunky, fascinating and infuriating. Which is why it’s inspired some great cartoons that serve as unique observations of our shared time in quarantine. Here’s a bunch I like:
Well, those are my favorites. See more Zoom/video conference cartoons here.