Monthly Archives: December 2013

So I can get at least ONE webcomic review in in calendar year 2013. Even if it’s very short.

(From Square Root of Minus Garfield. Click for full-sized apocalyptic statements.) Once upon a time, the people behind the site mezzacotta, a repository for all the half-baked ideas they could come up with, came up with another one: a comic that would consist of every single mash-up of the newspaper comic Garfield that they could […]

The Studio Show Scorecard for Week of November 18-24

PT Rnk TD Rnk Nov Distr. (000) PT Vwr (000) LW/LY TD Vwr (000) TD HH TD Vwr LW/LY 1 = 1 = 97370 3177 -8% 1195 0.8 -14% = = 84% 3177 -1% 1195 -14% -0% 3 = 2 = 97407 702 -20% 337 0.2 -15% -1 = 84% 702 +49% 337 -14% +3% […]

The Studio Show Scorecard for Week of November 11-17

PT Rnk TD Rnk Nov Distr. (000) PT Vwr (000) LW/LY TD Vwr (000) TD HH TD Vwr LW/LY 1 = 1 = 97370 3470 -3% 1383 1.0 -4% = = 84% 3470 +5% 1383 -3% +6% 3 +1 2 = 97407 877 +57% 397 0.3 +16% = = 84% 877 +99% 397 +15% +20% […]

A not-quite-so-belated blog-day.

In many ways, Year Seven of Da Blog was a wasted year for me. This is the 91st post since my last blog-day post, when I didn’t think I would ever have less than 100 again, considering the circumstances when I last had that few. The reasons I’ve had low post output in the past […]

Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling Watch: Week 15

NBC’s Sunday Night Football package gives it flexible scheduling. For the last seven weeks of the season, the games are determined on 12-day notice, 6-day notice for Week 17. The first year, no game was listed in the Sunday Night slot, only a notation that one game could move there. Now, NBC lists the game […]

Rethinking Penny Arcade

For as long as I have been following webcomics, I have been perplexed by the wild popularity of Penny Arcade. In my original review I reached the conclusion that it was the blog posts on the front of the site, of which the comic was a mere illustration, that were the real source of the […]

Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling Watch: Week 14

NBC’s Sunday Night Football package gives it flexible scheduling. For the last seven weeks of the season, the games are determined on 12-day notice, 6-day notice for Week 17. The first year, no game was listed in the Sunday Night slot, only a notation that one game could move there. Now, NBC lists the game […]

2013-14 College Football Bowl Schedule

With the conclusion of the college football regular season, here is the bowl schedule for the 2013-14 bowl season.

Last-Minute Remarks on SNF Week 16 Picks

Week 16 (December 22): Tentative game: New England @ Baltimore Prospects: 10-3 v. 7-6; pretty lopsided, but the name value could still save it and the Ravens are very much alive in the playoff hunt (then again, every AFC team that’s not the Texans – more on them in a bit – and Jags are). […]

Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling Watch: Week 13

NBC’s Sunday Night Football package gives it flexible scheduling. For the last seven weeks of the season, the games are determined on 12-day notice, 6-day notice for Week 17. The first year, no game was listed in the Sunday Night slot, only a notation that one game could move there. Now, NBC lists the game […]