Essential gear for schooling at home

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Whether your kids are signed up for hybrid, remote learning, or homeschooling, here are some essential supplies to help parents at home survive these challenging times:

1. Acoustic Blankets

Use as a soundproofing curtain in your open plan apartment during simultaneous Zoom meetings. Blanket also provides a hiding place where parents’ screams are muffled.


Get prepped for working out at home

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Shaving off the pounds and staying fit can be challenging, especially when going to the gym is not an option. Here are some tips to get you prepped and pumped for at-home workouts:

  1. Excavate the treadmill or any old exercise equipment, likely located under a pile of clothes that no longer fits and stacks of unread self-improvement books.
  2. Clean off your exercise machine. Remove the plants growing in its cracks. Apologize to the spiders for destroying their multilevel forever home of webs. They are pissed.
  3. Cleaning burns calories, so take the rest of the day off and relax.
  4. Compile a…

After four decades, it’s time for a refresh


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After forty years of running around in relentless pursuit, it’s no surprise that the ghosts are damn tired of chasing Pac-Man. Even a few of them are looking for love in all the wrong mazes. After Ms. Pac-Man leaves her husband to start her own more challenging adventure game, Pac-Man realizes that there’s more to life than eating the same bland dots day after day. Even fruity power pellets aren’t fulfilling. So in a change of heart, Pac-Man opens himself up to something exciting and new…Wacca Wacca Wacca.


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My dog, Mochi, brings an offering (hat, socks, ball) every morning without fail.

Drawing up a storm on Hourly Comic Day…

Ignore the haters and follow your dreams

3300 B.C. — Ötzi, the “Iceman,” of the Alps

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Poor Ötzi. As one of the earliest preserved mummies, he was found with an arrowhead lodged in his shoulder. Archeologists believe he was murdered, but one of the items left on his body was a unique belt pouch, the first of its kind, that held a survival kit of flint tools and medicinal fungus. Was his murderer a fanny pack hater? Perhaps Ötzi’s killer was a time traveler from the ‘80s who went back to the Stone Age to stop this fashion disaster from evolving?

1646 — Christiaan Huygens, Dutch mathematician

Your teachers have added new mind-blowing experiments to the school’s curriculum.

Hey kids,

Now that you’re stuck at home with remote learning, we teachers know that you little Einsteins miss the fun, hands-on projects you used to do in school. Lucky for you, we’ve come up with some EZ activities that require minimal supervision at home. Sure, the time for prep and clean up may take hours, but parents know that even five minutes of learning these days is priceless. They will be thrilled to transform your home base into an innovative lab space for these fun experiments.

Physics: Newton’s Laws of Motion

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MATERIALS: Condiment bottle (ketchup, BBQ, mustard). …

Lynn I. Hsu

Lynn is an architect, humor writer, and doodler in Boston. She is teaching her dog to howl at her jokes. Website:, Comics:

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