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I Was Not Invited Back to That School
by John Moe (1/4/2005)

Open Letters: An Open Letter to Whoever Broke Into My Car This Morning
by Laura C. Winther (1/4/2005)

Short Essays on Favorite Songs, Inspired by Nick Hornby’s Songbook: “Santa Monica” by Everclear
by Jennifer Epel (1/3/2005)

George W. Bush Quotations in Which the Words “God” or “The Almighty” or “The Almighty God” Are Replaced by Famous Names Chosen at Random From the ’80s Edition of Trivial Pursuit
by John Wanniger (1/3/2005)

Sestina: Recurring Dream
by Jonah Winter (1/3/2005)

Reviews of New Food
by Various New Food Tasters (12/31/2004)

Letters to McSweeney’s
by Readers of McSweeney's (12/31/2004)

Certain Things Have Come to My Attention
by Sean Carman (12/23/2004)

Open Letters: An Open Letter to My Turtle
by Michael Liska III (12/23/2004)

Ghost Stories With Hidden Agendas: Where Is My Golden Arm?
by Karen Sneider (12/22/2004)

Sestina: Arnaut Daniel: The Firm Desire
by Garrick Davis (12/22/2004)

List: Alternatives to “Opening a Can o’ Whupass” for the Less Confrontationally Inclined
by Ian Carey (12/21/2004)

List: Richard Rodgers’ Neighborhood
by Sam Thielman (12/21/2004)

List: Popular Songs Renamed Along the Lines of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board Ad Campaign “Beef, It’s What’s for Dinner.”
by Geoff Smith (12/21/2004)

List: Culinary Trends That Never Quite Caught On
by Chris Steck and Magaret Steck (12/21/2004)

List: Failed Comic Strips
by Adam Koford (12/21/2004)

List: Disingenuous Reasons for Band Names (’70s Edition)
by Ryan Boudinot (12/21/2004)

Emotional Baggage: This Season’s Fashions
by Jim Stallard (12/21/2004)

The Corporate Christmas Party as Told by My Cocktails
by Angelique Chaze (12/20/2004)

Dispatches From a Public Librarian: Dispatch 14: Reflections on the TNT Original Movie The Librarian: Quest for the Spear Starring That Guy From ER
by Scott Douglas (12/20/2004)

B.R. Cohen’s Annals of Science: Vol. VI: Pascalian Tidbits of Biography
by B.R. Cohen (12/17/2004)

List: Rap Act or Gay-Rights Advocacy Group?
by Paul Grellong (12/17/2004)

Dan Kennedy Solves Your Problems With Paper: Part 10
by Dan Kennedy (12/17/2004)

List: By Paul Grellong (12/17/04) Excerpts From 2004 Summer-Movie Reviews That Also Describe Tom Morello’s Guitar Work on the Debut Rage Against the Machine Album
by Lucas Stangl (12/17/2004)

Dispatches From a Real McSweeney: So You Think McSweeney’s Is Eccentric
by Timothy McSweeney (12/16/2004)

List: Names of University of Oklahoma Football Players, Past and Present, That Sound Like Characters From Dr. Strangelove
by Wampus Reynolds (12/16/2004)

Sumotalk: Natsu Basho Roundtable Report
by Kenji Heilman (12/15/2004)

Johnson’s Life of Boswell
by Teddy Wayne (12/15/2004)

Dispatches From a Public Librarian: Dispatch 13: The Bus Stop Is Near, No?
by Scott Douglas (12/15/2004)

Dispatches From Roy Kesey, An American Guy Married to a Peruvian Diplomat Living in China: Dispatch 19: Urination and Explosives
by Roy Kesey (12/14/2004)

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