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Posted at 07:07 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Chris Hansen’s video sting capture: a Q&A

Live by the sting, die by the sting!

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:07 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  oops, Chris Hansen

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Save the Oxford comma! A Grammar Nazi’s plea

They’re useful, innocuous, and decorative!

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:09 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  oxford commas, Grammar, oxford comma

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC — sloppy satire on campaign finance

Campaign finance may be a joke, but who’s laughing?

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:09 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colbert, campaign finance, jokes

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Congress, Barack Obama, and the Malia-Sasha middle school test

The dog ate it.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:20 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, congress, kids these days

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Grow up! Google Plus isn’t the new Facebook. It’s the anti-Facebook.

What do you mean, everyone doesn’t want to hear from me all the time?

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:40 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Facebook, Kids These Days

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 06/28/2011

Send in the killer clowns — Bachmann’s John Wayne (Gacy) snafu

The evolving Michele Bachmann narrative.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:38 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gaffe, michele bachmann, john wayne, john wayne gacy

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 06/28/2011

Is smoking the new gay marriage? The new intolerance

Do what you like in the bedroom, but no cigarettes afterward.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:21 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  smoking, gay marriage, kids these days

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Chris Wallace, Michele Bachmann, and the real flake question

What’s in a flake?

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:20 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  flake, Michele Bachmann, Chris Wallace

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Violent video games? The Founders probably approved!

Such was the framers’ intent!

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:11 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Supreme Court, video games, Founders

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Miss USA versus the Scopes — proof of evolution?

Is it science we don’t know? Or history?

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:32 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Science, monkeys, Miss USA

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 06/24/2011

The malign tailors: al-Qaeda, branding and sequelitis

Novelty is overrated.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:16 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  customization, brands, Osama

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Where Whitey Bulger was all this time

The last place we looked.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:32 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bulger, FBI, Most Wanted

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 06/23/2011

In defense of the potato, after the Harvard study

Stop bashing!

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:23 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Potatoes, health

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 06/23/2011

Give the Onion its Pulitzer! Satire is dead.

Do we live in a golden age of satire or the exact opposite?

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:45 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, Onion, satire

Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 06/22/2011

The Palin trademark, Oprah and Tinker Bell politics

Who really wants to be president?

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:15 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sarah Palin, Oprah, Brands

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Bristol Palin’s TMI memoir

Look at your life! Look at your choices!

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:35 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston, argh, books

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 06/21/2011

Roger Ebert, Ryan Dunn and the subtle art of shutting up

Presented with commentary.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:50 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, argh

Posted at 09:07 PM ET, 06/20/2011

Icann’s new domain suffix stampede

Dot.anything?

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:07 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, icann

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 06/20/2011

Miss USA, Best Buy and the Geek bubble

Is geekery without the stigma still geekery?

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:54 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 PM ET, 06/17/2011

Sex and the capital city

The results of a new survey.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:48 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 06/17/2011

College daze — distractions, cakes and ale

The best eight years of your life!

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:20 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College, hook-ups, distractions, kids these days

Posted at 08:20 PM ET, 06/16/2011

The Book of Mormon and the thinking man’s prejudice

This isn’t bigotry.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:20 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mormons, beliefs, Broadway

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 06/16/2011

The hypocritical Weiner furor and the Laws of the Internet

Birds do it. Bees do it. You do it.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:17 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Weiner, hypocrisy, the Internet, pornography

Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 06/15/2011

The John Edwards Rule of Mug Shots

Don’t smile.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:25 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Edwards, mugshot

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Pandora’s IPO and the delegation of taste

Suggesting bad music is worth something?

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:36 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:28 PM ET, 06/14/2011

Sunscreen and FDA guidelines

Alternatively, never leave the house!

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:28 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sunscreen, advice

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 06/14/2011

Michele Bachmann, the GOP debate and the SNL Palin factor

Room for parody?

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:40 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bachmann, GOP 2012, SNL

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 06/13/2011

A gay girl in Damascus and other online unicorns

Two truths and a lie? Or just three lies?

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:16 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the Internet, Amina Arraf, oops

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 06/13/2011

LeBron James and the clay-foot brigade

Cheap editions of great men.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:35 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, heroes

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 06/10/2011

The messy Palin break-up — and these e-mails

This is the messiest breakup imaginable.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:12 PM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sarah Palin, palin emails

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 06/10/2011

American History X — Palin, Paul Revere, Wikipedia, and our passion for revision

We may never know what truly happened.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:35 PM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 06/09/2011

Newt Gingrich’s William Henry Harrison candidacy

Why Newt is the William Henry Harrison of presidential candidates.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:10 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Newt Gingrich, GOP 2012, William Henry Harrison

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 06/09/2011

Appreciation Month? Awareness Day? Stop it! OR National Stop It Month

George Washington wouldn’t approve of these awareness months!

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:29 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Awareness, argh, history

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 06/08/2011

Facebook Nation, facial recognition and our portable lives

The new citizenship

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:03 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Facebook Nation

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 06/08/2011

Weiner? Palin? America needs more hobbies.

Maybe we can take up action painting.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:20 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Weiner, Weinergate, kids these days

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 06/07/2011

Tim Pawlenty’s failing Google Test

Do you know what’s on Google? Everything!

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:21 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Google Test, Pawlenty

Posted at 08:08 PM ET, 06/06/2011

What really happened with Palin and Paul Revere

Those who don’t learn history...

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:08 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sarah Palin, Paul Revere

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

That was Weiner! Twitter-wits and Weiner’s wiener

Twitter makes idiots of us all.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:12 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Weinergate

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 06/03/2011

Paul Revere’s Ride, as told by Sarah Palin

Longfellow may be rolling in his grave.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:40 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sarah Palin, poetry, history

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 06/03/2011

Mitt Romney, accept it: You’re America’s Awkward Stepdad

Stop trying to be cool, we beg you.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:30 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, GOP 2012, kids these days

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

MyPlate replaces food pyramid — good luck, USDA!

Good luck with that!

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:04 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MyPlate, food pyramid, kids these days

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 06/02/2011

Dear Men: Stop sending us your junk! Another post-Weinergate plea

What happened to courtship?

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:17 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Weinergate, wieners, argh

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Westboro Baptist Church and the KKK — unclear on the concept

This is the sort of thing that causes God to face-palm.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:00 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Westboro Baptist Church, KKK, free speech

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Scripps National Spelling Bee is a wast of tym

Try juggling! It’s equally useful!

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:51 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Spelling, kids these days, technology, spelling bee

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 06/01/2011

iCloud and the burning house

You can always get what you want!

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:22 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  iCloud, the Cloud, kids these days

Posted at 08:50 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Carcinogenic cellphones? There must be an app for that.

As bad as DDT?

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:50 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cell phones, argh, kids these days

 

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