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ComPost: August, 2013

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 08/30/2013

Farewell, Seamus Heaney

He'll be missed.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:49 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  heaney, poetry

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Obama, DOJ decide not to challenge state marijuana laws!

High time.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:21 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  legalizing marijuana, marijuana

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Blurred red lines -- a few good, easy options in Syria

The consensus is clear! (Help!)

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:32 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blurred lines, red lines, syria

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 08/28/2013

The March on Washington, birthdays and births

This is the easy part.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:51 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  march on washington, President Obama

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Extrovert? Introvert? What kind of -vert are you?

Which one are you?

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:30 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  extraverts, introverts

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Deep thoughts about Miley Cyrus’s VMA performance

We can't stop -- talking about Miley Cyrus.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:38 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  miley cyrus, miley cyrus again?

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Come to Washington 2024 Summer Olympics!

Bring 'em on!

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:03 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DC, olympics

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 08/27/2013

So, what did you actually learn in college? Better than the Collegiate Learning Assessment, a real-life test

And now there's a test!

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:36 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  college

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Attending Donald Trump University might not be a great use of your money? You're joking!

Who actually thought this was a good idea?

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:49 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  donald trump

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 08/26/2013

Possible explanations for Miley Cyrus's VMAs performance

The universe is vast and dark.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:16 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  miley cyrus

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Some Assembly Required -- the lies of Ikea and beyond

Abandon hope, all ye who enter here!

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:07 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Furniture, help

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Don't worry about 'operator error' at the NSA!

They've got it under control!

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:27 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NSA

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 08/15/2013

The worst possible greeting

This salutation has to go.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:28 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conversation, how are you, politeness

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 08/15/2013

After the MSNBC map fail, some future maps for MSNBC, CNN, and FOX News

Syracuse? It's -- hereish.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:43 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, FOX, maps, MSNBC

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 08/14/2013

New York Times Web site goes down, panicked mobs stream into street demanding to know the trends

'I don't understand Williamsburg at all!'

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:48 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 08/13/2013

At San Diego Hooters, Mayor Bob Filner is not welcome

They respect women too much.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:13 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  filner, hooters

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Beyond Hyperloop -- other inventions we need

Elon Musk is welcome to fund these, too!

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:41 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hyperloop, inventions

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Happy Bring Your Gun to Starbucks Day!

Avoid the venti triple-shot.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:04 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  guns, starbucks

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Is this the greatest Craigslist Missed Connection ever? The eight types of missed connections

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:44 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  craigslist, missed connections

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 08/08/2013

The absence of dog

He left a big hole to fill.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:58 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dogs

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 08/06/2013

Bezos buys Post! Some Amazon.com user reviews

How many stars do Amazon users give The Post?

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:37 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Post

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 08/02/2013

The Bacon Wars -- Chris Christie, Rand Paul and the worst kind of insult

Thanks for President Christie, Rand!

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:03 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bacon

 

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