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Links from Pat Myers, Empress of The Invitational, the irreverent weekly humor/wordplay contest recently canceled by The Washington Post but now run by the Empress and Czar Gene Weingarten at GeneWeingarten.substack.com.


Pat Myers

Judge and editor of The Style Invitational, The Washington Post's weekly humor/wordplay contest, from 2003 till it was canceled in 200 since 1993, judged and edited by the Empress, Pat Myers, since she deposed the Czar in 2003.