The New Yorker has found a way to make light of that frightening uncertainty, with a magazine cover that channels Monty Python's classic "Ministry of Silly Walks" sketch.
The UK has officially silly-walked off the cliff.
Perhaps we should laugh while we can. Experts predict the decision to leave the EU will leave Britain poorer, take a heavy toll on British charities and strain the "special relationship" between the UK and the United States. And that's just the start of it.
In the meantime, allow John Cleese -- who actually supported Brexit -- to make you smile.