A McSweeney’s Kickstarter Update!

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List: A List of Phrases, Common in Our Language, That Become Awkward in a Dimension of Unending Pain
by Aaron Esser-Kahn (3/18/2005)

Unused Audio Commentary By Howard Zinn And Noam Chomsky, Recorded For The Return Of the King (Platinum Series Extended Edition) DVD: Part One
by Jeff Alexander and Tom Bissell (3/18/2005)

Dispatches From a Real McSweeney: How Not to Write a Short Story
by Timothy McSweeney (3/17/2005)

To Change the Carburetor
by Jenn Guitart (3/17/2005)

Monologue: 2008 Presidential Stump Speech of Billy Bush, Cousin of George W. Bush and Access Hollywood Entertainment Reporter
by Teddy Wayne (3/16/2005)

Open Letters: Three Open Letters to the Telephone Joneses With Whom I Cannot Keep Up
by Alan C. Baird (3/16/2005)

List: Clocks Ranked According to the Ease With Which One Can Tell Time From Them (Easiest to Hardest)
by Allie Oestreich (3/15/2005)

List: Names That Could Possibly Pass as Cries of Passion If Accidentally Yelled During Sex With Anyone Not So Named
by Emily Lloyd (3/15/2005)

Traig & McGrath, Shut-In Detectives: Case 37
by Jenny Traig and Peter McGrath (3/15/2005)

List: Seven Items Found in Hugh Hefner’s Overnight Bag
by Scott Leslie (3/14/2005)

How to Talk to Your Kids About Almost Anything
by Wendy Molyneux (3/14/2005)

Expert Help for Your Fantasy Baseball Franchise: Draft Advice, 2005
by Rick Paulas (3/14/2005)

Goofus, Gallant, Rashomon
by Jim Stallard (3/11/2005)

List: Things You Don’t Expect to Find on a McDonald’s Reader-Board Menu
by Jonathan Shipley (3/4/2005)

List: Current Football Players If They Decided to Spell Their Last Name Like Brett Favre
by Jason DeLorenzo (3/4/2005)

List: Western States Maladies
by Jim Connelly (3/4/2005)

Who’s on First?
by Chris Gavaler (3/4/2005)

What to Expect After Your Surgery
by Jim Stallard (3/4/2005)

Open Letters: An Open Letter to the Gentleman at the Bar Who Asked If I Would Like a Piece of Him
by Kyle Sundby (3/3/2005)

Vacations With Mother and Father
by David Connerley Nahm (3/3/2005)

Sestina: “Went to a Party, Mom”: Adapted From a Poetic E-mail From Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
by Amanda Gersh (3/3/2005)

Kevin Dolgin Tells You About Places You Should Go In Europe: Sex and Drugs and Sambal Goreng Buncis
by Kevin Dolgin (3/2/2005)

If Only They Kept Diaries: Roadrunner
by Jeff Steinbrink (3/2/2005)

List: Adjectives Rarely Used by Wine Tasters
by Adam Koford (3/1/2005)

List: Thirteen Leading Synonyms for “Deliverables” in 2005
by Angela Genusa (3/1/2005)

List: Names Gas-Station Attendants Call Me That Leave Me Feeling Both Slightly Superior and Subtly Overwhelmed
by Rob Eccles (3/1/2005)

List: The Collected Apologies of Lawrence H. Summers, President of Harvard
by Laurence Hughes (2/25/2005)

List: Possible New Terms for the Old and Tired Term “Brainstorming.”
by Ed Davis (2/25/2005)

List: Terminology From a Veterinary Textbook and Potential Names for Hardcore Bands
by K. Thom and Steve Jacobek (2/25/2005)

Dear People Magazine, Keep Up the Great Cyclops Coverage
by Jack Pendarvis (2/25/2005)

McSweeney’s is a publishing company based in San Francisco.
As well as operating a daily humor website, we also publish Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, the Believer, and an ever-growing selection of books under various imprints. You can buy all of these things from our online store. We’re also transitioning to a nonprofit and would greatly appreciate your help. You can support us today by donating to our Kickstarter campaign.