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Ratings are on a scale of 0 to 24. The scale works as follows:

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mixed
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con
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An asymmetrical 0 to 24 scale may not be intuitive, I realize. But as a rule of thumb: a double-digit score means I liked it, while a single-digit score... less so. Also, as you might expect, scores from many years ago may not be very reliable, so do check the dates.

articles prompted by prose books (sorted by post date, by rating, by name)
articles prompted by movies (sorted by post date, by rating, by name)

articles prompted by comics

2013.1215 40 comics by Alan Moore
2013.0916 15  Runaways: Dead End Kids
2011.1015 10  Finder: Talisman
2011.0912 6  Astro City: The Dark Age
2010.1004 13  Empowered (20  "Say That I Deserve This")
2010.1004 6  Brian Bendis's Avengers
2010.1004 16  Bad Machinery (second article)
2009.1128 Bad Machinery (first article)
2009.0215 Superman: Secret Identity
2008.0307 15  Y: The Last Man
2007.1222 13  Age of Bronze: Betrayal, Part One
2007.0617 9  Pyongyang
2007.0112 3  The 9/11 Report
2006.1214 10  Murena
2006.0712 18  Zot!
2006.0701 7  Superman: Red Son
2006.0220 3  Kingdom Come
2006.0117 24  Absolute Watchmen
2005.0917 3  V for Vendetta
2005.0617 15  We3
2005.0206 5  Ex Machina
2004.0908 11  The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
2004.0712 13  Age of Bronze: Sacrifice
2004.0617 11  Empire
2004.0616 8  Scare-O-Deleria: Wishin; Girl Spy
2004.0610 7  Fables: Legends in Exile
2004.0519 17  New X-Men
2002.1229 7  Ghost World

articles prompted by computer programs

2013.1215 Endless, Nameless
2013.1123 22  Star Control II
2009.0825 Kdice
2009.0818 Broken Picture Telephone (emphasis on "broken")
2009.0412 Fail-Safe
2008.0310 All Roads
2008.0103 8  Europa Universalis III
2007.0911 15  Civilization IV
2005.0628 3  253
2005.0307 Galatea
2003.1207 14  Europa Universalis II
2003.0909 Popcap

articles prompted by tele-o-vision

2013.1116 9  Community (seasons 1-4)
2013.0827 8  Downton Abbey (seasons 1-3)
2013.0213 11  Boardwalk Empire (seasons 1-3)
2013.0213 3  Homeland (episodes 1-4)
2012.1231 6  The Virgin Queen
2012.1231 11  Elizabeth I
2012.1120 12  The Tudors
2012.0821 13  Mad Men (seasons 1-5)
2011.0925 6  The Civil War
2011.0919 12  Game of Thrones (season 1)
2011.0825 12  The Sopranos
2010.0205 11  Dollhouse
2010.0204 9  Breaking Bad (seasons 1-2)
2009.0215 Dollhouse (first episode)
2008.0404 8  Big Love (seasons 1-2)
2008.0103 6  Tell Me You Love Me
2008.0103 12  Rome
2007.0619 8  Heroes (season 1)
2006.1213 13  Profit
2006.0131 "Prophecy Girl"
2005.0906 23  Cosmos

articles prompted by art, music, etc.

2012.0617 Die Mannequin @ the Mod Club, Toronto
2011.0906 22 albums by Sparks
2010.1018 22  "Open Season"
2010.1018 8  "Help I'm Alive"
2009.0214 16  "If You Go Away"
2009.0201 I'll Get My Coat
2008.1109 Misty Dawn; Life-Time
2008.0705 Killola @ Buhach Colony High School
2008.0620 20  Wizard People, Dear Readers
2005.0811 "Wonderwall"

articles prompted by then-current events

2012.1220 Apocalypse, we've all been there
2012.1111 Some nattering about negativism
2012.0917 Mitt Romney (R - Bottom Half of the Internet)
2012.0421 "The Pineapple and the Hare"
2011.1119 Occupy the first person plural
2011.1006 Steve Jobs
2011.0923 Elizabeth Warren, Michele Bachmann, and "your money"
2010.0212 A lecture
2010.0126 Encyc Scott Brown and the Case of the 41% Majority
2009.1202 More maps of white men
2009.1012 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
2009.0819 Deathers
2008.0913 My first political donation
2005.0917 New Orleans
2005.0727 Rated AO
2004.1111 Election shrapnel
2004.1004 John Kerry for President
2004.0821 Swift Boat Veterans for Denial
2002.0831 Answer me these questions thr— er, two

articles prompted by U.S. presidents

2008.0616 George Washington
2008.0703 John Adams
2008.0730 Thomas Jefferson
2008.0926 James Madison
2008.1011 James Monroe
2009.0612 John Quincy Adams
2009.0409 Andrew Jackson
2009.0612 Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James K. Polk
2009.1020 Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan
2010.0530 Abraham Lincoln, part one
2010.0705 Abraham Lincoln, part two
2010.0926 Andrew Johnson
2011.0728 Ulysses Grant
2012.0317 Rutherford Hayes, James Garfield, Chester Arthur
2012.0701 Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, Grover Cleveland
2013.0109 William McKinley
2013.1129 Theodore Roosevelt, part one
2014.0204 Theodore Roosevelt, part two

articles telling stories or ruminating about stuff

2014.0126 Pronouns
2013.0724 Ditko, 2002-2013
2013.0323 California Vipassana Center
2012.0825 Neil Armstrong, 1930-2012
2012.0824 Stupid post about exercising
2011.1124 I'm thankful for bad grades
2011.1108 The Social Network: appendix on choosing a college
2010.1028 Over 140 characters about Kate Beaton's tweet
2010.0405 Bracketology
2009.1109 Who's your daddy?
2009.0328 No tooth fairy
2009.0226 February 25
2009.0102 On wanting a daughter
2008.1108 The smoothies
2008.0621 I lost 20 pounds
2007.0217 Scatterplot
2006.0824 Back in black
2006.0429 Pitches ain't shit
2006.0211 Olympic emblems
2005.1226 Name withheld
2005.1222 Flyover country II: Tribulation Force
2005.1016 Flyover country
2005.0813 What I saw from the airplane
2005.0624 Adrock
2005.0531 Julian Boyd, 1931-2005
2004.0729 Letter to a young artist (plus a joke)
2004.0704 Against the '80s
2004.0425 Memory; special interests
2004.0227 Ob$e$$ion
2004.0205 Dylar, please
2003.1219 Autism and interactive fiction
2003.1119 Tantrum music
2001.0428 The green futures of Taft Elementary

articles that are attempts at comedy

2006.1231 2006: the year in search phrases
2004.0912 More badges
2004.0723 Everybody's trying to be my Baby
2004.0322 Badges
2003.1028 Trick or treat
2003.0503 Gatos: one year later
2002.1231 Three years late, but

miscellany

2012.0716 Rock Paper Shotgun interview

minutiae

2006 digest

'14 '13 '12 '11 '10 '09 '08 '07 January
'14 '13 '12 '11 '10 '09 '08 '07 February
'12 '11 '10 '09 '08 '07 March
'13 '12 '11 '10 '09 '08 '07 April
'13 '12 '11 '10 '09 '08 '07 May
'13 '12 '11 '10 '09 '08 '07 June
'12 '11 '10 '09 '08 '07 July
'13 '12 '11 '10 '09 '08 '07 August
'13 '12 '11 '10 '09 '08 '07 September
'12 '12 '11 '10 '09 '08 '07 October
'13 '12 '11 '10 '09 '08 '07 November
'13 '12 '11 '10 '09 '08 '07 December


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