This time around the package is a wild-and-crazy... (wait for it)... cigar box! Illustrated in lavish full color on all six sides by Michael Kupperman, this issue includes replications (many) of zany ephemera -- primarily of cold-war era vintage, but some earlier and some later, all of which is mixed together as a political cocktail of sorts. And then, buried under it all at the bottom of the box, is the issue itself. Here's what the folks at McSweeney's have to say about it all: "Our first issue of 2006 turns toward earlier and equally uncertain years, traveling back by way of pamphlets, info-cards, and letters addressing bygone conflicts and still-constant concerns. Expect, among other recovered works, carefree strategies for insurgencies in Nicaragua, astrological advice for the Nixon/Agnew campaigner, sanguine guidance for the soldier stationed in the Middle East at mid-century, and commonsense reinforcement for the doughboy drifting toward a gonorrhea infection. Also: T.C. Boyle's feral child novella and additional quasi-historical work by new writers."