ComPost: That's awkward


Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 02/28/2011

Zion? 2012 Olympics logo is only offensive to good taste

The Olympics logo spells out Zion? That's what the secretary general of the Iranian Olympic Committee claims. He wrote to the London Olympic Committee complaining. Now he's threatening to boycott the games. This is like cutting off your nose to...

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:06 PM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Petri, That's awkward | Tags:  Olympics, oops

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 02/28/2011

Barack Obama, no one cares about your favorite Oscar song

Sure, a lot of dynamic things occurred at last night's Oscars. Kirk Douglas. Kirk Douglas? Kirk Douglas! But the wackiest moment of the night might have to go to the Tribute to Best Original Songs. Everyone knows how much this...

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:23 PM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Petri, Reality? Television, That's awkward | Tags:  Barack Obama, Oscars, argh

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 12/16/2010

Take Back The Rainbow?

Even now, in the midst of all the hubbub over Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute, based in San Diego, wants the rainbow back from the "Rainbow Coalition" of gay rights activists....

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:27 PM ET, 12/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  That's awkward, That's awkward | Tags:  gravitas, oops, rainbows

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 10/20/2010

Virginia Thomas's Anita Hill apology demand

It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them. - P.G. Wodehouse, The Man Upstairs Now I feel silly...

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:42 PM ET, 10/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  That's awkward, That's awkward | Tags:  Anita Hill, Virginia Thomas, phone calls

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 10/13/2010

Rich Iott movie, or Paladino-paying gay nightclub?

Quiz Time! When he isn't reenacting various wars or trying to decide what his day job is, Ohio congressional candidate Rich Iott produces movies!* Meanwhile, new York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino says that our children are "brainwashed into thinking...

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:49 PM ET, 10/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  That's awkward, That's awkward | Tags:  Carl Paladino, Rich Iott

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 10/04/2010

Dirty talk? New sex survey's surprising stats

At the time of the first Kinsey study on sexuality, H. L. Mencken wrote, "All that humorless document really proves is (a) that all men lie when they are asked about their adventures in amour, and (b) that pedagogues...

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:40 PM ET, 10/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  That's awkward, That's awkward | Tags:  Sex Survey

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 09/29/2010

I'm on a boat? Abbie Boudreau dodges James O'Keefe's CNN loveboat

It was a "punk" set-up by James O'Keefe, the same guy who famously dressed up as a pimp to interview members of ACORN. dressed up as a pimp in a video where he also interviewed members of ACORN, then...

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:48 PM ET, 09/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  That's awkward, That's awkward | Tags:  CNN