I would like to formally apologize for several errors that appeared in
yesterday's column, titled "High Praise for a New Yorker Cartoonist."
The reference that the cartoon was making, I learned from several astute readers, was not to James Bond at all, but to Bjork.
James Bond was not related to the cartoon in any way. He was not even a private detective, as I implied, but was actually an infamous "naked cowboy" of the old west. Some insist that he was the one that killed Jesse James, and celebrated afterwards by doing a little naked dance.
Terry Southern did not write the James Bond novels. It was, of course, Exxon. Also, I was mistaken in my claim that John Denver died of a stroke while soliciting a transvestite undercover police officer. He is alive and well, composing the score for the new Disney live-action film, "Cool School."
And finally, Northrop Frye is, in fact, related to Soleil Moon Frye. I'm
terribly sorry for all the confusion I caused. I will be sure to research my next column much more carefully.