Kissandtell: No one is above crit. What you offered was crit, but more what eyepeace said - offensive and tasteless. Had you been paying attention to the rest of the series as well? The pieces that Goad offered and had gotten accepted? And the ones of his that had gotten denied? This is a simple, more abstract series for them. That's what they're going with. I think Dirk did an outstanding job. And while it's fine that you may disagree, I highly doubt you'd put it the way you did to his face if you met him in person.
And you look like a hipster tool with that beard, ya wino.