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Posted at 08:09 PM ET, 02/28/2011

Kirk Douglas, the Oscars and the power of age

Maybe our youth-obsessed culture is like Samson -- lost its power when Justin Bieber cut his hair. I enjoyed the Oscars. Disclosure: My college roommate and bosom companion wrote jokes for the telecast, so I'd been programmed to enjoy them...

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:09 PM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bad Advice, Epic Failures, Petri | Tags:  America, Oscars, age, kids these days

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 01/25/2011

The State of the Union Drinking Game

"He shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union," reads the Constitution. And we shall, from time to time, play a drinking game while the speech occurs. Every year since the...

By Alexandra Petri and Stephen Stromberg  |  05:03 PM ET, 01/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bad Advice, Bad Advice, Bad Advice | Tags:  alcohol, state of the union

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 01/14/2011

Post-RNC break up, top job ideas for Michael Steele

Michael Steele just withdrew from contention for Republican National Committee chairman. But make no mistake, this was a break-up. "It's not me -- it's you," the Republican Party explained. "Look, I just feel like I've grown a lot over the...

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:40 PM ET, 01/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bad Advice, Bad Advice, Bad Advice | Tags:  Michael Steele, RNC, Rent Is Too Damn High

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 12/30/2010

For 2011, top New Year's resolutions you can keep!

Gain at least eight pounds. Complain more about small things that aren't worth worrying about. Spend less time with family. Spend more time at work doing meaningless, repetitive tasks over and over again but accomplishing little. Get into credit...

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:10 AM ET, 12/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bad Advice, Bad Advice, Bad Advice | Tags:  The Year That Was 2010, law of the jungle, reality