Between horrific events and the looming of the holidays, it's easy to feel the weight of the world bearing down upon us today. Do yourself a favor and spend a few minutes meditating on this video, alternately staring into the fire and actor Nick Offerman’s soulful beard as he sits and sips whiskey in this adaptation of the somehow-a-thing Yule log videos on YouTube.
Sure, it’s an advertisement for a whiskey brand. But forget that. With Offerman’s unofficial position as the cool, funny, and manly uncle of America coupled with the warm, comfortable, home-y vibe of the vid, it’s also an unintended PSA to take a moment and just be still amongst the chaos.
Once you’re done zoning, consider giving yourself the cold shower treatment and click here to laugh at a Father John Misty’s hilarious fake ad for a now–defunct Japanese whiskey brand. It may not make sense of things for you, but it’ll help you escape, if only for a little while.