Will MetaRex go back on his hissy fit?
Just occurred to me that SI stands not only for Sports Illustrated but also for swimsuit issue, not just the semi-lame “swimsuit islands” of my earlier post (much as I have many v. fond memories of beauties from Cheryl T. and Christie B. all the way up to Anne V. and Brooklyn D. gracing the shores of improbable atolls w/ their improbable bodies). So I guess Mr. Landman and Mr. Shortz are pulling our…our legs, I guess. The current SI cover I’m seeing on Rex and the news stands w/ Kate the v. v. Great is the real point of this puzz, after all. If ya reclued the center as I recommended, ya lose the whole double entendre.
So does MR admit error and say, “Guys, yer better than I am w/ this stuff—my mistake!” Or do I stay rigorous?—for after all, conviction even in one’s errors is a v. v. big part of what makes a critic like Rex a worthy one, and only in the rich dark soil of conviction can a meta-critic like MR take root and grow into the world-menacing robot villain he is possibly capable of becoming.
No, I won’t back down. Cue Tom Petty song…some day I’ll figure out how to embed…