Join the Basic Instructions Subscription Service!
Or, please consider donating just a little something to help keep Basic Instructions going.
In today's Asking the Wrong Guy, Rick explains the difference between a Clyde and a Rube! It's not to be missed.
As always, thanks for using my Amazon Affiliate links (US, UK, Canada).
or 3mg Lunesta
Once again, panel three GOLD!
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...
"Ken Burns documentary about the history of tedium." Oh, man. I'm falling asleep just thinking about it...
A documentary about the history of tedium sounds like the BEST show to watch.
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.
In our modern world, we have even forgotten how to sleep, it was once a two-parter:
Panel 4 gutlaugh.
Read a college level text book, it rarely matters which one.
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!
I recommend David Attenborough nature documentaries for this purpose. Soothing British voice and no real plot to follow.
"IT'S NOT ABOUT THE NAIL."Oh, wait, sometimes it is.Any coincidence that both players in today's strip are Andro-Americans?
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.
"Can you think of a better way to prevent thinking than watching TV?"
You really know your audience :D
"Explaining your crazy reasoning will just ruin it" Score one for the Hoodie Guy.
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.
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.
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......
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. :)
+1 for Nexus 7. -1 for staying up until 1:00am reading books on it.
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.
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.
Notify me of follow-up comments via email.