Good news! We got an actual, real letter in the actual, real mail! Let's just read what it says...

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For those who can't read print anymore thanks to rampant computer usage, here's a transcription:

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Dear Editor,

In reference to your Vol. 21, No. 18 issue—front page of Jan. 4-10, 2012, you spelled your own newspaper name wrong. It said The Starnger, instead of The Stranger. Since the main subject was on, "We Regret These Errors" I thought it should be corrected, too.

Sincerely yours,
[Basically Illegible Signature]

P.S. This is my 1st time looking at your paper.

The cover in question is posted on the left. Turns out, dear first-time reader, you were right. It does say The Starnger. How embarrassing for us! We regret the error. In addition, it is not our 129th annual regrets issue, as the cover claims. It was only our 9th annual regrets issue. We regret that error, too. Further, I did not write about the "Iowa Primaries" on our website, as the cover indicates. I wrote about the Iowa caucuses. There were no Iowa primaries. That is an error we regret, as well.

I could promise that we'll try to be more accurate in the coming year, but, really, what's the point? We all know the parade of fuckups never ends at the good ol' Starnger.