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ComPost: May, 2011

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Weinergate — Anthony Weiner’s Twitter image problem

Trouser weasels?

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:25 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Weiner, weinergate, Twitter

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Mitt Romney’s pizza prank fail

Or just a nice gesture?

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:59 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fail, Mitt Romney, GOP 2012

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 05/27/2011

‘Sarah Palin: Undefeated’ — the unauthorized Palin 2012 movie script

A parody of a self-parody.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:25 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sarah Palin, GOP 2012, Sarah Palin movie

Posted at 07:56 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Sarah Palin’s movie run, Urban Outfitters, and the Boring Lava field: a Q&A

A Q&A.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:56 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kids these days, John Edwards, money

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Casey Anthony, the Internet, pitchforks and torches

The mob has relocated.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:54 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, online comments, Casey Anthony

Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 05/25/2011

John Edwards and the cost of indiscretion

Well, sure, but how much was the room?

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:37 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kids these days, John Edwards, money

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Laura Ingraham, Ed Schultz, and ‘right-wing sluts’

It’s everyone or no one.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:50 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kids these days, argh

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Oprah’s final show — Apotheosis Now!

Until we meet again? You never left!

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:12 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Oprah, American Gods

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Barack Obama is a Time Lord!

Only one explanation for this.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:26 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Who, Barack Obama

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Barnes & Noble’s even newer Nook — there’s a word for that

Stop it, you’re killing me!

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:18 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books, Barnes & Noble, argh

Posted at 07:59 PM ET, 05/23/2011

Possible excuses for Harold Camping’s failed doomsday

Oops, the world didn’t end!

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:59 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Harold Camping, Oprah, apocalypse

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 05/23/2011

Tim Pawlenty versus the teleprompter

Speeches, talks and sharing time.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:00 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Pawlenty, Obama

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 05/20/2011

What the class of 2011 didn’t learn

Congratulations! You are unemployed!

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:54 PM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  college, oops, kids these days

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 05/20/2011

Eurovision vs. the May 21 Harold Camping apocalypse

Talk about curtain-raisers.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:15 PM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apocalypse, Eurovision, May 21

Posted at 06:04 AM ET, 05/20/2011

The terrifying LinkedIn IPO: A Q&A

A Q&A.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:04 AM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  May 21, LinkedIn, Q&A

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 05/19/2011

The asinine campaign to retire Ronald McDonald

Who’s the real clown?

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:26 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  McDonalds, responsibility

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 05/18/2011

How Harold Camping actually calculated the May 21 end date

It all adds up.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:47 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Judgment Day, math

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Newt ‘Murphy’s Law’ Gingrich and the glitter shower

Adding glitter to injury.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:08 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Newt, glitter

Posted at 09:11 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Schwarzenegger and Strauss-Kahn — and other throwbacks

I feel like Rip Van Winkle.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:11 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Schwarzenegger, Strauss-Kahn, ladies

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Why Fox is wrong to cancel ‘America’s Most Wanted’

It’s the best show on television.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:11 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  America's Most Wanted, things I care strongly about

Posted at 08:36 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Some limericks on Osama’s pornography collection

Some limericks

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:36 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Osama bin Laden, from bad to verse

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 05/16/2011

The end of the Trump affair — why what almost happened matters

Like most almost-affairs, this taught us something.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:51 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 05/13/2011

Why you absolutely must see ‘Bridesmaids’

I’m begging you!

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:01 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  women, comedy, undignified begging

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 05/13/2011

Osama in the bunker and Narcissus 2.0

Is this what we’ve always wanted?

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:26 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Osama bin Laden, narcissism

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Cicadas, May 21 and other world-ending paradoxes: A Q&A

A Q&A

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:55 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  May 21, doomsday, Q&A

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Tumblebooks and other ways not to read

The screens are the only things that captivate us.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:58 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, kids these days

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Gypsy Rose Palin? I’m worried about Bristol.

New book, new chin, new show — a cry for help?

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:27 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gypsy Rose Lee, Bristol Palin, Palin

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 05/11/2011

The Very Secret Diary of Osama bin Laden: Some excerpts

Some excerpts.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:34 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Osama bin Laden, diary, parody

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 05/11/2011

Common, the White House Poetry Night, and the danger of metaphors

Stay back! This metaphor is loaded!

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:09 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:27 AM ET, 05/11/2011

The Shriver-Schwarzenegger separation and political marriage

What does it suggest about the health of the institution?

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:27 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marriage, Shriver, Schwarzenegger

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Google Music, Microsoft Skype-Net and futuristic disappointments

And other futuristic disappointments.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:28 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Microsoft, technology, kids these days

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 05/10/2011

McDonald’s becoming Starbucks: I’m not lovin’ it.

McDonald’s changes. I’m not lovin’ it.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:50 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  McDonald's, Starbucks, argh

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 05/09/2011

Hillary Clinton’s censored photo — far too distracting!

Maybe you can censor reality!

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:48 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Clinton, argh, ladies

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 05/06/2011

An elegy for Yammering Man: smartphones and the spread of silence

The silence is spreading.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:15 PM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  elegy, cell phones, kids these days

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 05/06/2011

Topical Mother’s Day cards for 2012

Those special words Ma wants to hear.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:01 PM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mothers Day, Osama bin Laden

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 05/05/2011

The Cinco de Mayo GOP 2012 debate, and other sedatives

If I’m bored, then — you’re boring?

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:36 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, GOP 2012 debate

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

Obama, Osama, Cinco de Mayo, Day of Prayer! A Q&A

A Q&A

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:05 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Osama bin Laden, Barack Obama, cinco de mayo

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Palin, pussyfooting, and the photo — remember when we cared?

Remember when we cared what she said?

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:01 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Geronimo? Some totally inoffensive code names for Osama, next time

Osama bin Laden by any other name

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:59 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Osama bin Laden, lists

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 05/04/2011

May the Fourth be with you! Some Star Wars Day thoughts.

A few words for Star Wars day.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:42 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Star Wars

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Take off the broadband cap, AT&T— I can’t take it!

Life without copious online video

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:24 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  instant gratification, broadband, Internet

 

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