Cosmo, truth be told, had a good advocate on his behalf. Hint: It’s the same dude who feeds him.
About that Best of list: It is misleading. It is by no means, in no way, an all-inclusive list. It was actually way more rushed compilation-wise than I would have hoped. It’s but a snapshot. But a decent snapshot. But misses some gems, I know (including ones I have sitting in front of me but just didn’t cut and paste onto the list yet). Among the missing are great words of wisdom and exchanges from The Corner.