I liked Dan Schoenholz' car parts puzzle...HOOD, TRUNK, DASH, and FENDER are a nicely matched set...got a small pleasant buzz from getting the connection after completing the puzzle. I also like the way in which the four thematic answers or at least the first three have a "big and don't mess with them" implicit theme...BOYZ N THE HOOD makes me think of the rapper from N.W.A. who's in the movie (Ice Cube I'm thinking but I may be suffering from my usual Maleska-era limitations here wrt hip-hopsters)...an ELEPHANT is a big and powerful critter ya gotta be careful around...that's part of the power of the fable, right?...the image of a 300-pound lineman doing the forty comes to mind for the third answer. It all makes me think that maybe FREDDY FENDER, whom I don't know, is built more like Ahnuld than like Freddy Mercury.
No real points of difference w/ Rex or the commenters. To return to an issue that the commentariat discussed yesterday, I'm strongly in favor of Rex posting his times, and also strongly in favor of his choosing to do it only some of the time. The times and the selectivity about them are a key part of what makes the Rex persona excellent. In that regard, btw, 31 is a very good number...it implies a massiveness of endowment more effectively than, say, 3 would.
One of the things that drives many of us in CrossWorld is intense competitiveness. One of the things MetaRex very much appreciates about the persona Michael Sharp has created is that it allows me to reflect on and be amused by my own sometimes over-the-top competitiveness. For that as for much else, I'm v. thankful to Michael/Rex.