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  1. about 16 hours ago on Arlo and Janis

    Pro tip. Just soak your furniture in lion urine as soon as it’s delivered, and the cats won’t go near it.

  2. about 16 hours ago on Non Sequitur

    Watches are still practical, simple as that. I haven’t worn one regularly since retiring a decade ago – mostly I simply don’t need one – but I have two or three cheap Casios I use on specific occasions (one lives in my gym bag, for instance). But – true story. The last couple of days, I was away from home, and very much on the clock. So much so that at one point I went digging through my suitcase in hopes I’d accidentally packed one, because I was getting utterly fed up of repeatedly pulling my phone out of my pocket to check the time. Horses for courses, as they say.

  3. 5 days ago on Betty

    OK, now either that one’s implausible or the kid’s supposed to be ignorant. Phones are great for casual stuff, but professionals use cameras.

  4. 6 days ago on Betty

    Waddya mean, “remember”? It was the day before yesterday!

    ((Dang kids think I’m going senile…))

  5. 9 days ago on Arlo and Janis

    There’s good evidence for a “natural” sleep pattern of two sleeps with a break – 4 hours asleep, 1-2 hours awake, 4 hours asleep (search for, e.g., “Thomas Wehr”, “Roger Ekirch”, “second sleep”). It seems to have disappeared more or less as societies pushed the evening darkness further back artificially, starting (in Europe, anyway) in the 17th century – but you can still find references to it as late as the middle of the 19th century; we’ve simply forgotten it. So waking somewhat in the small hours is likely normal, and probably the best thing to do, if it happens (and if it’s a viable alternative), is not to fight it. Read a book, or do something else (it used to be considered a good time to conceive, for example). If there’s something on your mind, sort it out if that’s an option, or do something else until you’re distracted. Then go back to bed and have your second sleep.

  6. 10 days ago on FoxTrot Classics

    You have to feel sorry for the kids in the other classrooms, who got the soundtrack about grain, but WITHOUT THE PICTURES! ((The HORROR!))

    (Mrs. Kovok’s class are still wonder why the square on the hypoteneuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to the sum of the early Mesopotamians…)

  7. 14 days ago on The Barn

    Just to say – I read a couple of dozen strips every day, and that third panel is the first time I’ve genuinely chuckled in several years.

  8. 14 days ago on Non Sequitur

    Doesn’t disappoint me at all! Google “Tom Lehrer that’s mathematics” – as always, he was on the nail.

  9. 14 days ago on The Barn

    And ♫♪ a stranger’s just a friend you haven’t met ♪♫

  10. 14 days ago on Non Sequitur

    And – seriously – in that case, it’s good enough, and it’s what I’d probably do as well. But when “good enough” maybe won’t do – there’s always calculus.