You've heard all about the myth of Sisyphus: Some poor guy is doomed to push a boulder up a hill, but the boulder rolls down the hill, so he does it again. And again. Forever. Moody French people wrote long essays about it; moody ex's of yours made gratuitous references to it. But Sisyphus is old news, and the new internet generation needs its own allegory. Now we finally have it.
When crushed by absurdity, don't say you feel like Sisyphus: Say you feel like a Japanese game show contestant in a bodysuit trying to climb lube-covered stairs. Sure it's a mouthful, but at least it'll add some variety to the inescapable ennui.
Naturally we have Japanese television to thank for this, in particular a show called All-Star Thanksgiving. Apparently this competition/quiz/variety show is broadcast twice a year and has been since 1991, so it's something of an institution. That really puts how tame our own celebrations are in perspective. The weirdest Thanksgiving ever gets for us is the occasional dancing shark at the Super Bowl halftime show.