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ComPost: May, 2013

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 05/31/2013

Sorry, Megyn, I am pretty sure you're a feminist

Congratulations! After taking on Erick Erickson like that, you're a feminist!

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:41 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  feminism

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 05/31/2013

The Scripps National Spelling Bee 2013 -- Arvind Mahankali is a champion, spell check is an idiot

Forget the whales! Save the rare nouns!

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:42 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  spelling

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 05/30/2013

You don't have to lift a finger to eat fast food

Burger King's hands-free Whopper holder takes the heavy lifting out of becoming obese.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:35 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  america, meat

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 05/30/2013

Science says males must dominate, according to Erick Erickson

Hisses, growls, thumps test.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:42 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 05/29/2013

Some unhelpful National Spelling Bee context sentences

These are useless.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:54 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 05/28/2013

Everyone hates Facebook, but we can't leave

We're stuck here forever!

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:09 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 05/28/2013

Seven Oddly Specific Life Lessons From Fairy Tales

You're welcome?

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:16 AM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  life lessons

Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 05/24/2013

What became of Liberace?

We live in his world. But where's he gone?

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:25 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  liberace

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 05/24/2013

The Michele Bachmann bodice-ripper

Here are a few ideas.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:18 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 05/24/2013

Wolf Blitzer's awkward atheist encounter

It was awkward.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:42 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  atheism

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 05/22/2013

He wishes he were a New York Mayor Weiner

The Weinermobile is back on the road.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:58 PM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Weiner, weiner

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 05/22/2013

Some Weiner headlines to avoid

Please, please don't touch these with a ten-foot pole.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:37 PM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Star Trek Into Darkness and The Buddy Spectrum

General Theory of Buddydom

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:15 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Star Trek

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 05/21/2013

What the Senate should ask Apple CEO Tim Cook instead

After Sen. John McCain inquired about the apps, it seemed only reasonable.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:21 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 05/21/2013

With AP and Rosen news, a great week for President Nixon

One man's happy about all this.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:22 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 05/20/2013

Tumblr bought by Yahoo! I'm not excited, that's just how you spell Yahoo!

Bring out the GIFs!

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:50 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tumblr, yahoo

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 05/17/2013

Next to normal -- daily madness and the DSM-5

What's in a name?

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:10 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DSM

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 05/17/2013

The IRS's unreasonable 501(c)4 requests

How did it go on this long?

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:16 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairy tales, IRS

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 05/16/2013

National Review writer actually throws rude theater patron's cell phone -- do we applaud?

Just stop it!

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:18 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cell phones

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Amy's Baking Company vs. The Entire Internet

A restaurant so far gone that even Gordon Ramsay's shouting cannot save it.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:30 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, Internet Fail

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Aspersions? Asparagus? One moment from the Holder testimony

One isolated moment.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:02 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  asparagus

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Baz Luhrmann's 'Great Gatsby' and the new American Dream

Forget the green light.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:35 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  great gatsby

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 05/15/2013

Ten solid reasons to watch Eurovision 2013

It's literally all like this. Where have you been?

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:33 AM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eurovision

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 05/14/2013

The unfettered press -- what's in a word?

What's in a word?

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:24 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  unfettered

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 05/14/2013

The Obama administration's terrible horrible no good very bad week

Of course, it could get worse.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:21 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 05/14/2013

Justice Department secretly monitors AP phone calls out of respect for press freedom

Just wait for it to die of natural causes.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:44 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ap

Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 05/13/2013

How the AP can keep the Justice Department off its trail

A few tips to keep them off the trail.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:32 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ap, free press

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 05/13/2013

Hipsters are mainstream, poll finds

Poll finds mixed feelings about the up-and-coming crowd.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:09 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hipster, hipsters, polls

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 05/10/2013

Mother's Day gift ideas for literature's best and worst moms

I apologize. I mean, "You're welcome."

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:36 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mother's day

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Fix the girly book covers!

Maureen Johnson hits a nerve.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:09 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 05/09/2013

The real reasons why voters gave Mark Sanford a shot

No surprises here.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:18 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mark sanford

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Jodi Arias tossed into volcano; the Old Ones are appeased

The Old Ones return to the bowels of the earth.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:01 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jodi arias

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 05/07/2013

Chris Christie's lap band weight loss surgery: So he can run with kids, or so he can run in 2016?

What kind of running are we talking here?

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:02 AM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 05/07/2013

In defense of The Great Gatsby

Keep the 'Great' in The Great Gatsby.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:57 AM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  great gatsby, the great gatsby

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 05/07/2013

Talk to cavemen! More fun sentences with ultraconserved 15,000-year-old words

Some handy sentences comprised of ultraconserved words.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:15 AM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 05/06/2013

After Iron Man 3 s wild box office success, get ready for Iron Man 15

Get ready for more sequels!

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:47 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  iron man

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 05/06/2013

The problem with Amazon's new Kindle commercial

It's cute, but unnerving.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:01 AM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amazon, books, kindle

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 05/04/2013

May the Fourth be with you on Star Wars Day 2013!

Happy Star Wars Day 2013, an era of New Hope.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:01 AM ET, 05/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Star Wars

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 05/03/2013

The belligerent American-- Reese Witherspoon's arresting arrest video

America! Heck Yeah!

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:22 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  reese witherspoon

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 05/03/2013

The conspiracy religion: UFOs and you

The answer is out there.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:01 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  religion, UFO

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 05/03/2013

Believe in UFOs? Highlights of the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure

The answer is out there?

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:57 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  UFO

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 05/01/2013

Even more terrible things are happening to the American Girl doll brand than you thought

The changes to the doll line are just dreadful.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:01 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  american girl

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 05/01/2013

With Martha Stewart on Match.com, time to rethink online dating?

Maybe it's safe now.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:29 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  martha stewart, online dating

 

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