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ComPost: July, 2013

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Dear 16 percent of New York primary voters still supporting Weiner

Seriously?

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:57 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  weiner

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 07/31/2013

How I became the world's worst cyborg -- a GoogleGlass review

Dagnabbit!

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:59 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  glass, Google, google glass

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 07/30/2013

This 2016 (and 2020 and 2060) speculation is getting out of hand

And the 2040 speculation. And the 2072 speculation.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:20 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, election

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 07/29/2013

Some better questions for the Fox News reporter who interviewed Reza Aslan

Don't worship, can't write about!

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:04 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, zealot

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 07/29/2013

Scott Simon's powerful live-tweeting from his mother's bedside

Read it now.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:15 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 07/29/2013

MIT scientists implant memory in mouse brain

Mouse inception, and beyond!

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:02 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  If you give a mouse a memory..., inception, memories, mice, ms paint, Science

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Fixing San Diego Mayor Bob Filner -- what is this magical two-week therapy program?

This is not serious.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:34 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politicians

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Someone messed with the Lincoln Memorial? This shall not stand!

Throw that green paint somewhere else.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:01 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  lincoln

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Facing Facts: 15 pieces of advice to give your kids about race, fear and everything else

Wisdom to pass down to your kids, beyond what they say at the National Review.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:22 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kids, racism

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Is the person I'm chatting with secretly Anthony Weiner?

A helpful guide for extricating yourself.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:55 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  carlos danger, weiner

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 07/23/2013

Eliot Spitzer did a thing? Weiner what now? The art of the vague apology ad

The antecedentless apology -- fit for any occasion!

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:24 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ads, Anthony Weiner, eliot spitzer

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 07/23/2013

What 'The To Do List' taught me about sex, the '90s and Hillary Clinton

Internet, this movie has all the things you like.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:58 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sex, the nineties

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Take that, Anne Boleyn! It's a boy for Kate Middleton.

It's a boy!

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:18 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  royal baby

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Royal Baby facts

All your questions answered!

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:51 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  royal baby

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 07/19/2013

President Obama, productive and unproductive conversations

We've had enough of those. How do you move forward?

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:52 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, President Obama, racism, trayvon martin

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 07/19/2013

The end of Jay-Z? World's most famous hyphen may be going solo

Bleak second career prospects, but at least it has Michelle Williams for company.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:03 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  punctuation

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 07/18/2013

Dear Google, About these recent changes to Gmail

This is not change I can believe in.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:09 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gmail, Google

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 07/18/2013

Disappointed by Emmy nominees? Dog TV is a thing that exists

I can't wait, myself.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:20 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 07/17/2013

Three-horned poems for the new dinosaur, nasutoceratops, relative of the triceratops

Welcome to the family!

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:58 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dinosaur, Science

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 07/17/2013

Senate dysfunction and a senatorial translator

And also, Guano Islands.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:09 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  civility, guano islands, senate

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 07/17/2013

Future Rolling Stone covers

Some more suggestions, if we really want to go this route.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:52 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rolling stone

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 07/16/2013

Stevie Wonder has a point. Is Florida necessary?

I can get behind this plan.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:44 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  florida, trayvon martin

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 07/16/2013

BABY BABY WHERE'S THE ROYAL BABY

This is wrong -- but I can't look away.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:27 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Royals

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 07/15/2013

Fun at the airport! Some tips for Snowden

As long as he's there, he might as well embrace the airport.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:20 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Edward Snowden, grounded, snowden

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 07/15/2013

Jenny McCarthy on The View -- not The Medically Correct View, Just The View

Anti-vaccine campaigner Jenny McCarthy joins.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:04 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  television

Posted at 07:31 PM ET, 07/12/2013

Security at Texas legislature confiscated tampons, let guns go

Strange doings in the Texas legislature.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:31 PM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 07/12/2013

Happy Malala Day!

Happy birthday!

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:37 PM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  malala

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 07/12/2013

The weirdness of the George Zimmerman trial

What happens when a story eats a person.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:37 PM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Justice

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 07/11/2013

Tunnel Vision, Blurred Lines -- when is it art, and when is it just nudity?

Can we do something different, please?

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:11 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 07/11/2013

Sarcasm detector! I'm really excited!

I'm legitimately quite excited! Or am I?

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:18 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sarcasm

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Why skipping 'Ender's Game' because of Orson Scott Card is a bad idea

The book is better than its creator.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:34 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 07/10/2013

What could be the source of Justin Bieber's Bill Clinton animosity?

I can't find it in the lyrics.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:10 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bieber, bill clinton, Justin Bieber

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 07/09/2013

IMPEACH HIM! Barack Obama declares that his favorite food is broccoli

Declares broccoli his favorite food, after sending drone to harass me for the horrible pun in the headline.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:35 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  broccoli

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Dustin Hoffman cries about female beauty standards -- and explains Amanda Bynes

And what it has to do with Amanda Bynes and you.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:00 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Three reasons Rick Perry should run in 2016

Here are 3 reasons.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:51 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Roswell anniversary and the UFO question -- some skeptical notes

Trust no one!

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:12 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  UFO

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 07/08/2013

Yes, the TSA is on Instagram

Well done, America.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:24 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TSA

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 07/04/2013

At Gettysburg, the high-sandwich mark of the Confederacy

A historically bad idea.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:57 PM ET, 07/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gettysburg

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 07/02/2013

Gettysburg, Day 2: Procrastination central

Foot-dragging and fierce fighting.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:42 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gettysburg

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 07/02/2013

Two hellish moons for Pluto

Well named, Internet!

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:05 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pluto

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 07/02/2013

Dennis Rodman wants Nobel Peace Price

This is diplomacy, right?

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:29 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dennis rodman

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 07/02/2013

Somewhat in defense of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl

She's a fantasy, but a jumping-off point.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:35 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  manic pixies

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Jennifer Lopez performs 'Happy Birthday' for leader of repressive Turkmenistan, keeps money

The pop star performed for Turkmenistan's oppressive president.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:21 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jennifer lopez

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Gettysburg, on the eve of battle -- a place where things could have been different

The beginning of the battle.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:27 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gettysburg

 

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