ADD illustrated pretty much perfectly.

I’m ADD, but didn’t know about it until my 30’s. Every now and then someone will ask me what it’s like and I usually say that it’s like having a television remote control with a stuck channel changer button. That’s not a great analogy.

This is a much better one:

XKCD cartoon on ADD>

Via the always great XKCD.

Sci-ence! updates “The Red Flags of Quackery” to version 2.0.

Quite awhile back I posted a webcomic by the guys over at Sci-ence! all about “The Red Flags of Quackery” that was a nice little primer on the buzz words and concepts that should warn you that you’re dealing with pseudoscience woo-woo bullshit.

Now they’ve gone and put out a new version 2.0 of the comic:

Click to embiggen!

This really is an excellent guide to knowing when you’re being bamboozled by someone or some product. Another good warning sign is when you see the words “THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION! THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO TREAT, CURE, OR DIAGNOSE ANY ILLNESS OR CONDITION!” That’s legalize for “This product is 100% horse shit and only an idiot would buy it.”

If you’re not already following the Sci-ence! web comic, I’d highly recommend you do so.

“Call of Duty: Black Ops” adds some interesting new multiplayer modes.

As if the return of dedicated servers and mods on the PC version wasn’t enough to be excited about, it looks like the folks at Treyarch are really trying to bring a little innovation to the next CoD title. Yesterday they unveiled a new multiplayer mode called a “Wager Match” that puts some interesting twists on the usual free-for-all game mode.

Check it out:

Personally, I’m not a huge fan of the FFA mode preferring to play on a team, but these variations on it do sound like they could be a lot of fun. Even if they don’t win me over to FFA gameplay it’s still great to see Treyarch trying to bring something new to the fans.

The Washington Post wants to know your favorite webcomic of the past decade.

Webcomics are a topic near and dear to my heart. While they don’t show up in my sidebar blogroll that’s only because I have a whole separate list of webcomic links I keep in my Google Reader and it would make an already long sidebar list even longer.

The folks at the Washington Post are having a little unscientific poll asking folks to vote for their favorite webcomics and I thought you guys would like to know about it.

Last week, Comic Riffs put out the call by asking: What are your favorite webcomics of the past 10 years? Readers soon responded strongly and passionately (via comments and Facebook and Twitter), nominating hundreds of titles. (For the uninitiated and even for the true fan, it made for a healthy wealth of recommended reading.)

Many of the comics that made the cut were deadlocked — and among some of the worthy titles that just missed the cut were: “Anders Loves Maria”; “Cat and Girl”; “Goats”; “GPF”; “Templar, Arizona”; and “Wondermark” (that excellent exercise in “illustrated jocularity” that had ties to the print world, too, appearing until a coupla years ago in The Onion.).

Now, we’ve got the Big Ballot — and it’s time to vote for your faves as we all narrow this down to a handful of finalists. Balloting will close midnight Wednesday. (And if not all these strips fit your definition of a “webcomic,” feel free to sound off on that interminable kerfuffle, too — some obviously have seen the light of print at times.)

via Comic Riffs – THE BEST WEBCOMIC: It’s time to vote on your nominations….

Several of my favorites made the list: PVP, Penny Arcade, Sinfest, xkcd, and, surprisingly enough, Jesus and Mo. Another surprise was the fact that the amazing Wondermark did not make the cut. It was tough picking out my favorite, but I had to go with the one that got me started on reading webcomics, PVP, even though Scott Kurtz said he wanted PVP votes to go to Penny Arcade. If I could have voted for all my favorites I would have as those are the only ones I tend to read. The current front runner is one I’ve never read called Least That I Could Do and, while I hold no animosity towards said author, it is slightly worrisome that some of my favorites haven’t even gotten a percentage point in votes yet. Not that they have to win, mind you, but it would be nice if they had more than 0% of the vote.

So if you enjoy participating in pointless Internet polls that really don’t prove a damned thing then head on over and see if your favorite is on the list and then vote for it whatever it happens to be. You will have done your part in nothing of any consequence at all and can feel good knowing your small effort will result in the Washington post getting more traffic on a single entry than they probably have any right to get.

The Invisible Skein Goes Live

[Editors Note: I managed to completely miss that this was in the queue. My apologies to KPG for not getting it posted sooner. If you haven’t been by his new webcomic then be sure to check it out!]

Okay, I’ve been talking about it long enough, here we go.

The title page is live at http://theinvisibleskein.com the comic proper begins on Monday. Our normal posting schedule will have a new page live every Monday, Wednesday & Friday, although this week will also have new pages on Tuesday and Thursday, to give the story a little momentum.

We hope you enjoy it.