How to Give Advice

In today's Asking the Wrong Guy, Rick explains the difference between a Clyde and a Rube! It's not to be missed.

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August 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdeimos

Once again, panel three GOLD!

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMikey

I find putting on a podcast like "How stuff works" (great podcast when I'm supposed to be awake) puts me to sleep before the guys get 5-10 minutes into it...

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGrizzz

"Ken Burns documentary about the history of tedium." Oh, man. I'm falling asleep just thinking about it...

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterspak

A documentary about the history of tedium sounds like the BEST show to watch.

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLockeZ

I have a great book called The Promise of Sleep by world-leading sleep researcher William C. Dement. It's a knockout punch of tedious material (no offence, Dr Dement) combined with technical information that's difficult to understand. I've never managed more than 15 minutes before I'm out like a light! The title of the book could not be more appropriate.

August 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSimon

In our modern world, we have even forgotten how to sleep, it was once a two-parter:

http://boingboing.net/2012/02/24/the-myth-of-the-8-hour-sleep.html

August 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

Panel 4 gutlaugh.

August 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGary H.

Read a college level text book, it rarely matters which one.

August 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarr

What stupendous timing on this strip, as I have in fact been struggling to sleep all week (finally drifted off permanently around 0530). Basic Instructions isn't just informative, it's life saving, as I don't want to get any more insane before I die!

August 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKieran

I recommend David Attenborough nature documentaries for this purpose. Soothing British voice and no real plot to follow.

August 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

"IT'S NOT ABOUT THE NAIL."
Oh, wait, sometimes it is.
Any coincidence that both players in today's strip are Andro-Americans?

August 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

Perfect timing since this was me last night, although I used my phone instead of the tablet. I should have tried Ken Burns since I was watching for over an hour.

August 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKeith

"Can you think of a better way to prevent thinking than watching TV?"

You really know your audience :D

August 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAdam

"Explaining your crazy reasoning will just ruin it" Score one for the Hoodie Guy.

August 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbigjimsmith

Apologies to Joel & crew, but Mystery Science Theater 3000 is the fastest way to fall asleep. There's something about your brain trying to track the movie and the commentary at the same time, especially once you close your eyes, that just knocks you right the F out.

August 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterfnord

Electrical scans show that the brain is in a lower state of activity while watching TV than while sleeping.
I suspect they haven't scanned someone watching sports, though...Or political rhetoric.
I use reruns to get to sleep; the only problem is the ads. Just as I'm dozing off, someone starts screaming "Helllp! Help Meee!" It's an insurance ad playing at thirty times the volume of the show...Bastards.

August 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDee

Sadly, this comic is totally true for me. I absolutely can't sleep without Netflix playing continuous episodes of 'Bones.' Apparently it takes dramatized forensic anthropology to drown out my thoughts......

August 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Kieran: What stupendous timing on this strip, as I have in fact been struggling to sleep all week (finally drifted off permanently around 0530).

I think - no, I hope - that "permanently" doesn't mean what you think it means. :)

August 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSeanF

+1 for Nexus 7. -1 for staying up until 1:00am reading books on it.

August 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

There's a PBS program called Sit and Be Fit that puts me right to sleep. The woman's voice is so soothing and comforting.

August 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSondra

Audio books. Non-fiction audio books. Non-fiction audio books read by the author.

Nothing puts me to sleep faster than Lawrence Krauss talking physics.

August 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSam

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