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ComPost: November, 2012

Posted at 08:29 PM ET, 11/30/2012

NaNoWriMo: A novel experience

A novel pursuit -- trying for the Great American Novel, in a month.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:29 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  writing

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 11/30/2012

8 of Abraham Lincoln's worst joke stories

The Great Emancipator knew his way around, and around and around, a quip.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:21 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abraham lincoln

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Is your couch trying to kill you?

My couch has been trying to kill me for some time. Has yours?

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:28 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Mercury has ice, announces NASA

Wake me when there's vodka.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:13 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Science

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Mitt Romney: a good man, the wrong face tattoo

It finally happened: The Romney face tattoo is no more.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:38 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Poor Choices

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 11/29/2012

Costco Joe Biden

The greatest thing to happen since Joe Biden sliced bread.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:53 AM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joe Biden, Onion Joe

Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 11/28/2012

Too many egregious Susan Rice puns

Enough with the Rice puns already.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:50 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  puns, Susan Rice

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 11/28/2012

The Ultimate 2012 Gift-Giver's Guide to the top gifts of the year

The gifts you can't miss, from 197,000 BCE ("Rock") to 2012 CE ("Rock, from Jared").

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:59 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  holidays, top list

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 11/28/2012

The Romney-Obama White House lunch

Here’s how it’ll go.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:57 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012

Things likelier than winning the Powerball jackpot

Some things to consider for comparison’s sake.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 11/27/2012

James Bond, Channing Tatum and the new male sex appeal

James Bond is a fit subject for discussion.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:18 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 11/27/2012

State-run newspaper picks up Onion Kim Jong Eun hoax

Kim Jong Eun — sexiest man alive?

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:04 AM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 11/26/2012

Breaking up with Grover Norquist

A few suggestions.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:33 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 11/26/2012

The War on Men — Straw Feminism 101

Who’s losing?

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:03 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 11/26/2012

Cyber Monday deals in harsh truth

I forget everything I know!

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:51 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 11/23/2012

Fiscal Cliff Notes: How to survive a debt conversation

How to survive the conversation.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:17 PM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/21/2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a grand week!

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 11/19/2012

For Romney, the Obama gifts that keep on giving

Not even coal for me.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:54 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Guy Fieri’s Times Square restaurant not that bad, actually

It tastes like food!

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:40 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 11/16/2012

Spare the Twinkie, Hostess

I thought surely it would outlive me.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:55 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:33 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Travel back in time with Paula Broadwell

Media coverage has been dreadful.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:33 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Did Jesus die for Klingons? And other questions for the Pentagon.

None dare call it wasteful!

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:52 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 11/15/2012

How People Magazine named Channing Tatum Sexiest Man Alive

I saw the meeting.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:41 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/15/2012

The War on Thanksgiving is over

Forget the War on Christmas.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:24 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Keep Donald Trump, Macy's

This is a no-brainer.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:24 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 11/13/2012

The real scandal of the Petraeus affair — the lie of privacy

Online privacy? Ha.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 11/13/2012

How to have a secret affair, if you must

If you must.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:55 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Less texting? We need to talk

We need to talk.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:06 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Abandon penmanship!

Let handwriting go the way of the dodo.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:11 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Petraeus, Armstrong, Elmo — A hard week to believe

Don’t stop believing.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:15 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 11/12/2012

If at first you don't secede . . . petition the White House

Numerous secession petitions gaining steam.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:09 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Mistakes and exceptions: The Petraeus problem

One solution to the general’s problem.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:22 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Best of the Star Wars fiscal cliff

The Internet continues to be awesome.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:48 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 11/09/2012

The dream field for 2016

Who’s running?

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:54 AM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Some things we did not learn from election 2012

Short summary of story

By MEliss  |  04:10 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, Obama

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Drunk Nate Silver rules the Internet

FiveThirtyEight blogger rules Twitter jokes.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:05 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 11/08/2012

More reckless mustache endangerment from Axelrod, Scarborough

Scarborough, Axelrod continue campaign of destruction.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:36 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Warren, Heitkamp: Senates full of women?

With Heidi Heitkamp’s election, 20 women will sit in the august body.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:31 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Some things we did not learn from election 2012

Things not to talk about.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:59 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 11/07/2012

What is Nate Silver doing?

Everyone wants a piece of him and his methodology.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:41 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Centreville, Schools, Courts

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 11/07/2012

The secret Obama second-term agenda

The horror! The horror!

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:48 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Obama! Election 2012’s modified rapture

Ah, but you should have seen it in 2008!

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:57 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Five things to know as the polls close for election 2012

And a prediction of the winner!

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:41 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/06/2012

The last-minute voter’s guide to the election — the ballot

A last-minute voter’s guide.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 11/05/2012

‘Twas the Night Before Voting

Apologies to everyone.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:09 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 11/05/2012

Sarah Palin’s Facebook endorsement

Better late than never?

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:26 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 11/05/2012

Please keep up those political posts, Everyone on Facebook

Thank you for all the posts, links, videos, and updates.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:34 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 11/02/2012

The New York City Marathon is off! Good move.

Real urgency trumps faux urgency.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:52 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Procrasti-Nation politics and the last-minute shopper

Welcome to Procrasti-nation.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:05 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Do Obama’s grades matter?

Who wants to know?

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:02 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 11/01/2012

Tales of the D.C. and NYC rats, after the storm

What happened to our four-footed pals?

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:43 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 11/01/2012

The vast Bloomberg-Christie-Obama-Sandy conspiracy

It is much more reassuring to assume the worst.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:09 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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