The very start of spring in Maine marks a few sub-seasons: mud season, frost heave season, I'm-wearing-shorts-damnit season and ultimate-depth pothole season.  Today we focus on pothole season.

We are in it and they are E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E.  You can not turn down a street without coming across these shameless beasts.

Well, if the internet hasn't convinced you enough already that the human race is a bit kooky, take a look at these videos featuring our lazy breakfast favorite and dangerous road blemish.

People worldwide are capitalizing on these nusancuses using milk, a spoon, and a box of cereal.  Yes, they are using the pothole as a bowl.  Yes, people are eating out of them.  Yes, it's funny.  No, I will not try this.  And, yes, I would laugh if you did.

This guy's from Montreal and takes sort of a " the Dude" approach with his robe, flip flops, and Jesus hair and beard.  Cereal of choice: Fruit Loops.

This guy is the latest.  He's a student from Michigan.  Cereal of choice: Lucky Charms.

This next one isn't as absurd because it involves a radio station.  But, the reasoning for the feast was to raise pothole awareness in the Fargo, ND region due to one of the on-air people breaking the struts on their vehicle due to potholes.  It was done for a good cause.  Cereal of choice: Cocoa Puffs.

I think the point of these videos is partially to call attention to the ridiculousness of our road conditions but you must admit that you are jealous that they don't have to wash a bowl after eating up.  It's inspiring, really.

So, I don't plan on doing this and would not encourage anyone else to do it.  It does give me a giggle, though.  Still, not as bad as Tide pods.  Amiright?!?!