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ComPost: April, 2013

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 04/29/2013

Not just anyone can whistle, at the 2013 International Whistling Convention

Scratch almost any hobby, and you find a subculture. There are people who whistle, and there are whistlers.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:01 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  whistling

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 04/29/2013

Gwyneth Paltrow is your college essay

Stop being so mean to her!

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:01 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  college, gwyneth paltrow

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Twitter, Tumblr, #FreeJahar and the Boston bomber Rorschach test

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:02 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston marathon, Twitter

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 04/25/2013

George W. Bush was the greatest president of all time, ever

Fast-acting nostalgia -- it was better than it ever was!

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:23 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  george w bush

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Politico on Jill Abramson, translated -- there's no Lady in Grey Lady

Anonymous staffers want Jill Abramson to stop acting like a boss, Politico finds.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:13 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  feminism, politico

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Moocow! The bizarre saga of Kevin Curtis

Moocow? Moocow?

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:06 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  elvis, kevin curtis, ricin

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 04/24/2013

The peculiar brilliance of that sorority e-mail

That Delta Gamma sorority rant tapped a primal urge.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:01 AM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cursing

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 04/23/2013

After the AP hacking, a guide to sorting fact from fiction

More like "broken news."

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:34 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ap, Twitter

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 04/23/2013

Happy Birthday, Shakespeare -- no holds bard

The Bard abides.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:29 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  shakespeare

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 04/22/2013

Mark Sanford's Alamo

And yes, that is his cellphone number. You can call him any time.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:46 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mark sanford

Posted at 07:38 PM ET, 04/19/2013

Boy scouts move to allow gays -- in theory

Fortunately you can stop being gay any time you want, so they don't need to change the adult ban.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:38 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  boy scouts

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 04/19/2013

Uncle Ruslan's inspiring words -- a moment we needed

Words we needed.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:33 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  uncle ruslan

Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 04/18/2013

George Soros and the ghost of Christmas future

Oops.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:50 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 04/18/2013

Was Jon Stewart right to call CNN the 'human centipede of news'?

Ouch.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:39 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston, CNN, Jon Stewart

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 04/18/2013

The stages of grief, after the Senate's poor gun showing

If only the Senate were easier to fire.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:27 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 04/17/2013

Austerity? Oops.

Mistakes that worked.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:50 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  austerity

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 04/17/2013

Should you be panicking about CISPA?

Is the perfect the enemy of the good -- or of the not-so-good?

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:01 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cispa

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 04/15/2013

The explosions at the Boston Marathon and the Facebook huddle

Keep checking in.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:50 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston, Facebook

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Happy Tax Day! You did your taxes! Have a parade!

Adulthood is less fun than advertised.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:05 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tax day

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 04/15/2013

Justin Bieber on Anne Frank: It is even worse than you think

Ugggggggggh.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:49 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anne Frank, Justin Bieber

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Is there Google after death?

With the tactfully named Inactive Account Manager, you are forced to contemplate not just your regular mortality -- but your digital mortality.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:18 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google; facebook

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 04/12/2013

Forget 140! The new resume is a single character!

Trends continue to be trends!

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:20 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Worst analogy this week so far? RNC committeeman compares homosexuality to alcoholism

RNC official compares homosexuality to alcoholism, says it leads to drugs.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:58 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 04/11/2013

After Jay-Z's "Open Letter," where do we go from here?

Drop the mic!

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:34 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 04/10/2013

You will continue to get less and less mail you want on Saturdays

"You're welcome!"

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:34 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  usps; mail

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 04/10/2013

The Lazy Gene

Rats have it. Do people?

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:46 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  laziness

Posted at 07:08 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Ashley Judd, the 47 percent and the death of context

Just wait until Google Glass and other similar technologies come along.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:08 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ashley judd, google glass, mitch mcconnell, technology

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Bill Clinton gets dragooned onto @PrezBillyJeff Twitter by Stephen Colbert

You can drag a Bill to Twitter, but can you make him tweet?

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:22 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  clinton, Twitter

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 04/09/2013

Are we ready to stop pretending we all enjoy 'Mad Men' yet?

The new snobbery.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:21 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mad men

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 04/08/2013

This is a bad idea! The Accidental Racist song, courtesy of Brad Paisley and LL Cool J.

This was a poor choice, all around.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:12 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  accidental racist

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 04/08/2013

Margaret Thatcher, Iron Lady, unusual feminist suspect

When is a trailblazing woman not a trailblazing woman?

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:32 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  feminism, Iron Lady, thatcher

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 04/08/2013

Speaking of Kamala Harris, a handy guide to street harassment etiquette

Check before you heckle!

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:01 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fun with sexism, kamala harris, street harassment

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 04/05/2013

After Donnelly and Heitkamp join, hipster early supporters of same-sex marriage complain that the right side of history is overcrowded and no fun any more

The right side of history is way too crowded.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:26 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay marriage

Posted at 07:25 AM ET, 04/05/2013

Thank you, Roger Ebert

We'll miss hearing from you.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:25 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ebert

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 04/04/2013

After President Obama calls Kamala Harris the 'best looking attorney general', when can you compliment a woman's looks?

Try the John McCain rule.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:28 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kamala harris, obama

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 04/04/2013

The alarming BuzzFeed/NRCC spawn

The first few lists?

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:50 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  buzzfeed

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 04/03/2013

North Carolina reinterprets separation of church and state

Don't mind the Constitution!

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:01 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  church and state

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Jay Leno hands off to Jimmy Fallon on 'Tonight,' but who's watching?

Who's still watching?

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:15 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 04/03/2013

So you were rejected from college and wrote to the Wall Street Journal about it

Some thoughts on Suzy Lee Weiss's essay.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:26 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  college admissions

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Save the food trucks, D.C.!

Please don't condemn us to a life without this.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:10 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  food trucks

 

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