• In the July 13 Nightstand, headlined "Melville Did Not Wear Flip-Flops," Mr. Frizzelle wrote 500 words about male literary academics wearing flip-flops to a fancy nighttime party, and in doing so cast superficial aspersions on a group of not-very-superficial people, including Jonathan Crimmins, whose abstract fiction deserves at least 5,000 words of commentary, to say nothing of 500, but has never been the subject of one of Mr. Frizzelle's columns, possibly because Mr. Frizzelle is intimidated by it. Mr. Frizzelle regrets this.

• In the September 14 Nightstand, Mr. Frizzelle wrote that Scala House Press founding member Mark White "doesn't know how to read." This is untrue. Mr. White knows how to read. He just misunderstood something Brendan Kiley had written about author Laila Lalami. Mr. Frizzelle regrets the error.

• In his February 23 column about Seattle Weekly's review of the film adaptation of Tristram Shandy, Mr. Frizzelle wrote of Weekly film critic Brian Miller: "Do you want to push him into a gully or what?" Considering Miller's calamitous hiking accident in a gully in the North Cascades in 2004, this was in poor taste.

• In the June 1 installment of this column, Mr. Frizzelle used the word "riposte," which is a word that pretty much only jackasses use. He regrets the error.

• In the Nightstand dated June 15, Mr. Frizzelle described the design of local literary magazine KNOCK with a dismissive sentence fragment: "Sans-serif fonts, awful graphics, general badness." Mr. Frizzelle doesn't regret this, for two reasons: (1) It was accurate, and (2) It prompted a colorful card from KNOCK designer Olivia Emery that read, in thickly serifed letters, "Dear Mr. Frizzelle, I'm delighted to have appalled you so deeply with my sans-serif fonts, awful graphics, and general badness. Not every girl is ripped a new asshole in The Stranger for her fledgling effort in book design. Love your column. Yours..."

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• It has recently come to the attention of Mr. Frizzelle that some readers, including the boyfriend of Mr. Frizzelle's boss, think Northwest author Charles D'Ambrosio's name appears too frequently in Nightstand. Mr. Frizzelle regrets nothing. Charles D'Ambrosio, Charles D'Ambrosio, Charles D'Ambrosio, Charles D'Ambrosio, Charles D'Ambrosio.

• Mr. Frizzelle regrets any omissions and errors in The Stranger's readings calendar in 2006, the most egregious being the Subtext Reading Series events left out in the first half of the year and several readings at Ravenna Third Place Books left out in the second half of the year. The interns partly to blame for these mistakes have been slaughtered, braised, and eaten. There happens to be a Subtext event with poets Paul Hoover and Maxine Chernoff at Richard Hugo House (1634 11th Ave, 322-7030) on Wednesday, January 3 at 7:30 p.m. It's $5. Concurrently, at Elliott Bay Book Company (101 S Main St, 624-6600), translator Red Pine reads The Platform Sutra: The Zen Teaching of Hui-neng. Sounds relaxing.