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

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pro
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mixed
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con
3 2 1
CON
0

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.

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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

2021.1222
16  Making Comics
2021.0930
9  The Sculptor
2019.0625
6  Persepolis
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
14  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 tele-o-vision

2022.0331
8  Monk
2022.0321
12  The People vs. O.J. Simpson
2022.0210
9  Luke Cage (season 1)
2022.0120
8  Agent Carter (season 2)
2022.0120
8  Daredevil (season 2)
2022.0120
8  Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (season 3)
2021.0817
9  The Man in the High Castle
2021.0803
12  Black Mirror
2021.0720
11  Jessica Jones
2021.0124
11  Daredevil (season 1)
2020.1227
9  Agent Carter (season 1)
2020.1227
11  Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (seasons 1-2)
2020.0425
11  The Wonder Years
2020.0330
8  And Then There Were None
2020.0325
11  Silicon Valley
2018.0226
11  Centennial
2018.0113
14  Stranger Things (seasons 1-2)
2017.0323
12  Masterchef Australia (seasons 1-8)
2017.0111
7  Max Headroom
2016.0621
6  True Detective (season 1)
2016.0616
5  Marseille (season 1)
2016.0612
8  Heroes Reborn
2015.0808
9  The Borgias
2015.0808
3  Borgia
2015.0616
15  Mad Men (second article)
2015.0616
10  Dr. Katz
2015.0525
8  30 Rock
2014.1020
13  Angel
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
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 computer programs

2022.0223
8  Civilization VI
2021.0827
5  Roadwar 2000
2016.0909
11  Europa Universalis IV
2015.1019
Moments out of Time
2014.0924
Europa Universalis: Rome
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 art, music, etc.

2022.0310
Poppy @ the UC Theatre, Berkeley
2021.1222
15  Wingspan
2021.0815
The Tempest
2020.0124
Poppy @ the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco
2017.1022
Sparks @ the Chapel, San Francisco
2017.0920
25 albums by Sparks
2012.0617
Die Mannequin @ the Mod Club, Toronto
2010.1018
23  “Open Season”
2010.1018
8  “Help I’m Alive”
2009.0214
16  “If You Go Away”
2008.1109
Misty Dawn; Life-Time
2008.0705
Killola @ Buhach Colony High School
2008.0620
20  Wizard People, Dear Readers
2005.0811
“Wonderwall”

      EVERYTHING ELSE      

articles prompted by then-current events

2020.1130
2020 hindsight
2020.0901
Elex and the city
2020.0822
Cancel culture
2016.1128
Election logorrhea
2016.0910
Hard-working racists
2016.0626
Brexit
2015.0628
Warren Harding (second half)
2015.0107
My further experience with Obamacare
2014.0611
Not all, part two
2014.0528
Not all, part one
2014.0317
My experience with Obamacare
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 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
2014.0504
Theodore Roosevelt, part three
2014.1111
William Howard Taft
2015.0315
Woodrow Wilson
2015.0628
Warren Harding
2015.1128
Calvin Coolidge
2016.0406
Herbert Hoover
2017.0704
Franklin Roosevelt, part one
2022.0130
Franklin Roosevelt, part 2A

articles telling stories or ruminating about stuff

2018.0302
A lusty, brawling post about book covers
2014.0126
Pronouns
2013.0323
California Vipassana Center
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
2008.1108
The smoothies
2008.0621
I lost 20 pounds
2007.0217
Scatterplot
2006.0211
Olympic emblems
2005.1222
Flyover country II: Tribulation Force
2005.1016
Flyover country
2005.0813
What I saw from the airplane
2005.0624
Adrock
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

in memoriam

2018.1112
Stan Lee, 1922-2018
2014.0815
Raihan Kadri, 1977-2014
2013.0724
Ditko, 2002-2013
2012.0825
Neil Armstrong, 1930-2012
2005.0531
Julian Boyd, 1931-2005

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

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