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ComPost: August, 2011

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Compost is off this week, unless something really funny happens

Thank you!

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Rick Perry leaves the 10th Amendment at the altar with anti-gay marriage pledge

And that NOM pledge.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:26 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, tenth amendment, nom

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 08/26/2011

The coffee party — a better idea for Starbucks and Howard Schultz

Lysistrata had the wrong idea. Listen up, Howard Schultz.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:31 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coffee, Starbucks, compromise

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 08/26/2011

The art of talking about the weather — come on, Irene!

Weather Channel alarmism, even if warranted, is a bit much.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:11 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Weather Channel, Hurricane Irene, Irene

Posted at 07:08 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Bisexuals exist! Now what?

The evolving mythology of the dating scene.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:08 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bisexuality, mythology, sex, science

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Moammar Gaddafi — the world’s most famous deranged homeless man who loves Condoleezza Rice

I think he’s been living in my basement for the past six weeks.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:46 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaddafi, deranged homeless men

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Rick Perry vs. Barack Obama — not worth 1,000 words

It’s definitely not worth a thousand.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:25 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Rick Perry, pictures

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Steve Jobs steps down as CEO of Apple

Never has one turtlenecked man done so much for so many

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:30 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Steve Jobs, Apple

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 02:11 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Is Facebook already turning into Google+?

Thanks, I think?

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:11 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Google+, social network wars

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 08/24/2011

So you’ve been asked a question about science but you want to be the nominee...

What’s next, for GOP presidential candidates and the rest of us

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:22 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  science, handy charts, GOP 2012, rick perry

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Was that an earthquake on the East Coast? Yes.

Yes. Shaken but not stirred.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:37 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  earthquake, dc quake, dc

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 08/23/2011

The candidate the GOP really needs

Customization nation run amuck

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:14 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, oops, Mitt Romney

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Maxine Waters vs. Martin Luther King Jr.

Please don’t go to hell, Tea Party.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:53 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maxine Waters, tea party, argh

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 08/22/2011

The roaring Huntsman doesn’t roar

The reasonable man tries to roar.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:31 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 02:18 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Post offices and time travel

Want to travel down memory lane? Find a closing post office.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:18 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  post office, mail, kids these days

Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 08/18/2011

The Dow and the disappointment economy

Our age of disappointment and nostalgia and Mad Men

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:45 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DOW, economy, Mad Men, nostalgia

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 11:23 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Of course Tea Party classic Christine O’Donnell walked off Piers Morgan

This is her story in a nutshell

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:23 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Christine O'Donnell

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Rick Perry, global warming and those durn scientists

Who’s the heretic?

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:12 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, science, Mitt Romney

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 07:10 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Michele Bachmann’s birthday snafu — this could explain a lot

Sunrise, sunset? About the same, really.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:10 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 08/16/2011

What about Ron Paul?

Jon Stewart isn’t the only one who sees him.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:06 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ron Paul, GOP 2012

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 08/16/2011

How Rick Perry really differs from George W. Bush

George W. Bush was a sissy.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:12 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, George Bush

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Warren Buffett strikes gold

America’s wealthy uncle’s words of wisdom.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:07 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Warren Buffett, super rich

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Google acquires Motorola Mobility in a totally non-evil, self-defense move

These aren’t the Droids we’re looking for.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:48 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Apple, technology

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 08/15/2011

T-Pain — what the end of the road for Pawlenty means

Tortoise? Camel? It’s over.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:39 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pawlenty, GOP 2012, so long

Posted at 07:49 PM ET, 08/13/2011

Ames Straw Poll results — the real winner is noise

Anyone who didn’t show up.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:49 PM ET, 08/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Corporations are people, too

Most of my best friends are corporations

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:06 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Submissive Bachmann versus the sluts

Provocative title! But serious thought.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:13 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 AM ET, 08/12/2011

Ames GOP 2012 Debate winners (Pawlenty) and losers (Bachmann) and Mickey Mouse

Minnesota Mean versus Mickey Mouse questions.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:33 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, debate, good fun

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Sorry Mitt Romney! Here comes Rick Perry, that bad boy we’ve all been waiting for

The electorate has a serious weakness for bad boys.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:18 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, 2012

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 08/11/2011

About that Bert and Ernie marriage petition

Sign it if you like. But it’s a slippery slope...

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:30 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bert & Ernie, marriage

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Facebook Messenger and the end of unreachability — thank heaven for Anon

The end of unreachability?

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:02 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook messenger, Anon

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Did Barney Frank fart on live television? And other potty politics . . .

Regardless, it added a certain something to the atmosphere.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:09 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  scatological humor, Barney Frank, potty politics

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 08/10/2011

London riots — it’s still a good time to be an Anglophile

What happened to keeping calm and carrying on?

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:09 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London riots, the British

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Why Apple beat Exxon — the new economy

Hello, new economy!

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:06 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Steve Jobs, iPhone

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 03:04 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Michele Bachmann’s ‘crazy eyes’ on Newsweek prove there’s no such thing as a good magazine cover

There’s no such thing as a good magazine cover picture.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:04 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bachmann, 2012, photos

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 08/08/2011

DOW in the dumps? An optimist’s guide to the current economy

The upside of the downgrade

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:53 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stock market, economy, optimism

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

Jimmy “Rent is Too Damn High” McMillan faces eviction

This is like Superman facing eviction for being unsuper.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:03 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jimmy McMillan

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Why Facebook, Google+: the green-eyed monster gains another eye

The envy economy

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:36 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Facebook

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Google Plus — some literary circles

Some literary circles.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:24 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google Plus, graphics

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Mitt Romney’s alien donors

Something about this must be logical!

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:04 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, aliens

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

What’s worse than Santorum’s Google problem — his Savage problem

If Rick Santorum falls in a forest ...

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:04 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Santorum, Savage, Google

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 07:00 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Top 10 last-minute 50th birthday gifts for Barack Obama

It’s the thought that counts!

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, birthday

Posted at 07:27 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Doug Lamborn’s ‘tar baby’ quagmire

Doesn’t this happen to everyone?

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:27 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, gaffes

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 02:11 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Operation Shady RAT and the cyberhacking

It sounds funny, but isn’t!

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:11 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Huntsman, Bachmann’s ‘good photography’ and the photogenic curse

Huntsman said Bachmann made for “good photography.” Is that so key?

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:17 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bachmann, Huntsman, photogenic

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Gabrielle Giffords — showing up and showing us up on the debt ceiling

Sometimes the system works.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:16 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:16 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Biden’s ‘terrorist’ gaffe

He owes an apology.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:16 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joe Biden, gaffes

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Why Matt Damon is wrong about standardized testing

I know. I was raised by standardized tests.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:17 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Matt Damon, teachers, tests

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Mitt Romney’s Christmas Tree politics on the debt deal

Too far left! Too far right!

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:40 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney, GOP 2012, debt ceiling

 

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