★★★★★ (4 out of 5)
Hello, and welcome to my week-by-week review of everything in the world. Today I am reviewing this review.
I was trying to figure out which thing in the world I would review this week. Even though I’ve reviewed 125 things already, many more are left unreviewed. (To be honest, the number is rather overwhelming.) When I began reviewing the world I was overly optimistic about how many things there were – I think a decimal point got misplaced when I was estimating.
The point is, some weeks it’s difficult to decide what to review when the scope is so vast, and regardless of what I chose to review this week, I knew I would have to review this review eventually. So I figured best to do it now while this review is still fresh in my mind.
First of all, I don’t like how meta this review is. I know these days being meta is popular and considered clever, but personally I don’t like being part of a bandwagon. Unless that wagon is a literal bandwagon, because those are often very fun.
Unfortunately, this review has to be meta, unless somehow I were able to pretend to be reviewing something else entirely. Oh, actually, that’s a good idea! Okay, instead of reviewing this review, I’m going to review a review that my “friend” “Tad Winslow” wrote. To be clear, Tad’s review isn’t of his own review or this one, but a completely different review.
Tad’s review of a review is eloquent and engaging. It speaks volumes about the author, Tad, who sounds like he must be a good guy who’s a lot of fun to be around. He has a great mastery of the English language even though he doesn’t know all the words. Those that he does know are used to perfection.
There’s a real sense of energy in that review. It’s clear that the author is excited about the topic and probably at the chance to be writing under a pseudonym. Being able to pretend to be someone else has clearly freed Tad up to truly express himself.
My one complaint about that review is that I didn’t learn much of anything at all.
Please join me next week when I’ll be reviewing Lars von Trier.