ComPost: oy


Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 04/21/2014

No one knows where anything is on a map, and it’s a problem

From Ukraine to the Sun.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  geography, oy

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Phyllis Schlafly’s funny logic on the wage gap — and the husband gap

Mo’ money, fewer husbands.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:42 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ladies, oy

Posted at 06:49 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Heartbleed! Quick, change your password, using these tips

Good luck.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:49 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  oy, passwords

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Virginia Republican calls women ‘hosts’ (‘some refer to them as mothers’) in Facebook post

He claims he was joking.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:26 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hosts, ladies, oy, virginia

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Google’s no-opt-out privacy changes and the end of the anonymous Internet

Welcome to the end of the anonymous Internet.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:57 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, oy

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Rand Paul is right about the TSA

No lightbulbs, no pat-downs!

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:27 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TSA, Rand Paul, oy

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Paula Deen and our unhealthy fixation

Our food fixation.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:48 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  food, oy

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Google’s new search ruins everything

Stop the personal search, I want to get off.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:38 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, oy, why

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Run, Stephen Colbert, run!

Colbert’s not the joke. Campaign finance is.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:40 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Stephen Colbert, jokes, oy

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 01/08/2012

The contraception debate — or 6 Republican candidates give us ‘The Talk’

One word: yeeegh.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:55 PM ET, 01/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, oy

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/07/2012

Ron Paul supporters and that awful Huntsman attack ad

Stop doing this, whoever you are.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ron Paul, GOP 2012, oy

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Next, Kanye West will fix the economy

In other news. . .

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:30 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kanye West, Economy, oy

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Goodbye, Barnes and Noble

Nook, but no niche.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:04 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books, oy

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Don’t worry, Sarah Palin, I fixed the Obama Christmas card

Don’t worry, Sarah Palin.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:18 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Christmas, Barack Obama, oy

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Obama is up there with Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Johnson, says Obama

At least according to Barack Obama.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:07 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, oy

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Rick Perry flubs the Supreme Court justices

That Not Montemayor is quite an activist judge.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:18 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, oy, 9

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Mitt Romney in Iowa — the Coriolanus problem

Truckling in the marketplace.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:03 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Coriolanus, Mitt Romney, oy

Posted at 08:14 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Rick Perry’s ‘Strong’ ad -- Obama hates Christmas

The whole Christmas season.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:14 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Rick Perry, oy

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Occupy DC is all wet on K Street

Get off K Street

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:13 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Occupy DC, Occupy Wall Street, oy

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Liberal, communist Muppet brainwashing needs to stop

Puppets of the liberal media.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:02 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Muppets, Fox News, oy

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Donald Trump moderates the Newsmax GOP debate we deserve

I’m with Stupid logic

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:19 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donald Trump, GOP 2012, oy

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Michele Bachmann gets things straight on gay marriage

Gay marriage has been possible all along

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:31 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michele Bachmann, oy, GOP 2012

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Mitt Romney ad’s quote problem

Get Rick Perry’s ad guy in here

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:00 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, Mitt Romney, oy

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 11/18/2011

Why on earth would Newt Gingrich want to be president?

That’d be a downgrade

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:01 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Newt Gingrich, oy

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 11/17/2011

PETA protects fictional creatures

It‘s now in the business of protecting fictional animals.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:13 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PETA, oy

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Stop SOPA

Either way, it needs to stop.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:37 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, oy

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Move over, ketchup! Pizza is a vegetable.

Pizza is much with us lately.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:53 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pizza, Congress, oy

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Sandusky’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad interview with Bob Costas

Please, get this man out of the public eye

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:54 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Penn State, oy

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Christmas tree tax? Bah, humbug!

At least it’s not a holiday tree tax.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:00 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Christmas, oy

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 11/07/2011

The most important part of Sharon Bialek’s story

Herman Cain upgrades

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:16 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, oy, herman cain

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Proposed Mississippi ‘personhood’ amendment doesn’t go far enough

About that Mississippi amendment

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:36 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mississippi, laws, science, oy

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 11/02/2011

In God We Trust. In Congress, not so much

It’s a better national motto than “Hey, we have no idea how to fix the economy either!”

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:48 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, oy

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Herman Cain’s faulty memory

At least he’s happy!

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:25 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Herman Cain, GOP 2012, oy

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Why congressional approval has hit single digits

Single-digit approval rating

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:20 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, oy

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Whose GOP debate is it anyway? Las Vegas edition

Hey, it’s Anderson Cooper!

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:22 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, oy, debates

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Dear BlackBerry, about that outage . . .

This is embarrassing for everyone.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:45 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  technology, oy, blackberry

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 10/10/2011

How not to occupy the street — Patrick Howley versus story-truth

Here’s what should be happening

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:17 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Occupy Wall Street, kids these days, oy

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Lawrence O’ Donnell and Herman Cain — missed opportunities

Where do you go from here?

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:17 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Herman Cain, oy

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Steve Jobs, Westboro Baptist, iPhones and iRony

If it be a sin to covet Apple, I am the most offending soul alive.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:43 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Steve Jobs, Apple, oy

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 10/04/2011

Chris Christie not running! And other not-breaking news

This is news now?

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:35 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Christie, GOP 2012, oy

Posted at 08:54 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Chris Christie’s weight, the elephant in the room

Perhaps we’ll get a presidential candidate who looks like us

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:54 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, GOP 2012, oy

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Rick Perry’s ranch dressing down

What’s in a name?

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:02 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, GOP 2012, oy

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Washington Monument breaks — and other metaphors

Seems a bit heavy-handed to me

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:39 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Monument, oy, DC

Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 09/22/2011

New Facebook — beyond Like and the new Timeline, the end of alone

Orwell knew the screen stared back.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:50 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, kids these days, oy

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 09/19/2011

What the Netflix, er, Qwikster CEO apology letter should have said

Stop renting DVDs by mail.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:34 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Netflix, Qwikster, oy

Posted at 07:11 PM ET, 09/16/2011

From Star Wars to the Lion King to the Constitution, stop messing with a good thing

Star Wars, the Lion King (3D), the Constitution.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:11 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kids these days, oy

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 09/16/2011

God only knows! Rick Perry the divine vessel.

At least that’s Rick Perry’s line.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:03 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, GOP 2012, oy

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Michaele Salahi, kidnapped? A Q&A.

This is the sound of hitting rock bottom.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:40 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Q&A, Salahis, oy

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Seriously, Attack Watch?

Who attack watches the attack watchmen?

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:00 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, 2012, oy

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Before the Florida Tea Party debate, a GOP 2012 hair preview

Er, make that “A Florida Debate Preview.”

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:37 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, oy, frivolous, GOP hair

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 08/24/2011

CrazyKhazei, fake Paul Krugman, and stupid Net tricks

“I will post it online and no one will find out!” and other famous last words

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:40 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter, the Internet, Scott Brown, oy

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 08/19/2011

The end of nice — from Kathy Griffin to Rick Perry, the means have it

From Kathy Griffin to Rick Perry, the means are taking over.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:02 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kids these days, GOP 2012, oy

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Have you ever had sex with Rick Perry — the wishful ad, ad hominem

Wishful ad hominem thinking.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:24 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, facts, oy

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Can you still ban a book? Ray Bradbury vs. Republic, Missouri

Republic, Missouri, tried. Ray Bradbury succeeded.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:12 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books, kids these days, oy

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 08/09/2011

The Rick Perry announcement and the efficacy of prayer rallies

Divine endorsement hardly hurts, these days.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:20 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, God, oy

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 08/08/2011

President Obama’s first fireside chat — unexceptional exceptionalism

Desperation, exceptionalism and Warren Buffett.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:21 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, economy, oy

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Rick Perry’s gay cake problem

Try translating “states’ rights”

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:50 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, Texas, oy

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Sorry, Peter Parker. The response to the black Spiderman shows why we need one

The reaction shows we still have a ways to go.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:26 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Spiderman, comics, oy

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 07/26/2011

David Wu resigns — never trust a man in a tiger suit

Why was David Wu still in office?

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:46 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Wu, tigers, oy

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Amy Winehouse and our celebrity death obsession

The last acts of public lives

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:09 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Amy Winehouse, celebrity, oy, too soon

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/20/2011

The Borders are closing. We’re stuck here.

We’re stuck here — in a world without books.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Borders, books, oy

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Facebook’s ‘too much, maybe, free speech’ problem

Isn’t that what the site’s based on?

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:12 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, oy

Posted at 08:35 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Donald Trump for president can fool 21% of the people all of the time

There are two ways to say ‘I don’t vote’

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:35 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012, GOP, oy

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Sex, worrying, happiness, and studies — only one of them will kill you

One of them will kill you.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:22 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  studies, oy

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Thanks, Epsilon! An open letter to whoever has my data

One man’s e-mail breach is another’s new friend

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:30 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  technology, oy

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 03/25/2011

Scott Adams and men’s rights: equal pay

Hear me out on this one.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:00 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  oy, ladies, the Internet