Monday, January 18, 2016

The Problem With Broodhollow

I must begin by saying that I am a big fan of Kris Straub and the work he's done over the years. I was (am!) a fan of Checkerboard Nightmare. From some of his writings, Straub gives the impression that he finds his earlier work lacking in some regards. It makes sense; we all look back on the things done and said in our youth and find some of them that we would do or say differently in retrospect. It's only to be expected. Regardless of how CN might be improved, however, it was a clever, creative strip.

Time Friends was an interesting idea that played with a form of crowdsourcing the writing of the comic. I can't find anywhere online that it's been archived, but there are odd strips available here and there around the web.

F Chords was an interesting departure from his surreal comics that preceded it by remaining almost exclusively in the realm of the mundane world. It was short-lived and I don't know that it really resonated with Straub (hah!), but I wouldn't be sorry to see him pick that thread up again in the future.

Sunday, January 17, 2016


I've added a page at the top that will list the movies I watch this year. I might do the same for books if it looks like I'll read a number of them about which I won't be embarrassed.

Monday, January 04, 2016

Statistical Error

I got annoyed by a tweet this morning. Here it is.

You can see I replied a couple times, but he only engaged once. Which is fine. If I was in his shoes, I wouldn't have answered me at all, so it was good of him to bother.

The chart is basically a tease for his article on the Hall of Fame and most of it is considering which active players might get in. It's worth reading.

But that chart... is very misleading.