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ComPost: September, 2013

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 09/30/2013

The upside of the fight over a potential government shutdown

You can face the uncomfortable facts, or you can wrap yourself snugly in a cocoon of spin.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:34 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Scientists at MIT and Harvard have constructed a light saber! Their skills are complete!

Their skills are complete.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:03 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Science, Star Wars

Posted at 08:17 PM ET, 09/27/2013

Why that Jimmy Kimmel vs. Kanye West shout-down on Twitter matters

The new landscape unfurls.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:17 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jimmy Kimmel, kanye west, media, Twitter

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 09/27/2013

The American People need to get their story straight

Nor should they, really.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:40 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  american people

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Horse_ebooks, Prancercise and the problem with ironic entertainment

The new idiot village.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:42 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  horse_ebooks, Internet, prancercise, Twitter, youtube

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Ted Cruz, Hitler, and long speeches or Godwin’s Law as applied to the non-filibuster

Keep talking?

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:27 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  filibuster

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Down with comments! Popular Science makes the right call

Popular Science is right.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:44 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  comments

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Is Goodreads’ new policy really censorship?

You aren’t the consumer. You’re the product.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:32 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  goodreads

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 09/23/2013

10 things livelier than the 2013 Emmys

Pretty much anything else on television.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:49 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  emmys

Posted at 07:07 PM ET, 09/20/2013

The problem with Chipotle’s Scarecrow commercial — and the Funny or Die parody

This ad works too well.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:07 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chipotle, chipotle ad

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 09/20/2013

J. D. Salinger, privacy and celebrity -- a Q&A with the director of the new film

What we talk about when we talk about Salinger.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:19 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  privacy

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Smell like the pope!

This is not affiliated with Pope Francis, but it does exist.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:58 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  perfume, pope

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 09/19/2013

This is the creepiest anti-Obamacare ad you will ever see

Yeeergh.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:03 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ads, creepy, healthcare

Posted at 07:41 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Google to banish death with new company, Calico

Death is so 2007.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:41 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  calico, Google

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Did Starbucks really need a policy to ban guns?

I miss the days when you didn’t need an explicit policy for this.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:25 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  starbucks, Starbucks gun control, Starbucks guns

Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Why Bustle.com doesn’t work for women

The Bustle founder is what happens when boys don’t read.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:14 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books, bustle, reading, women

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Dennis Rodman’s weird, terrible, un-Wonderful pistachios commercial

What did we do wrong?

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:04 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dennis rodman

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 09/16/2013

After the Navy Yard shooting, breaking news badly

And it’s already taking over.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:00 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Miss New York crowned Miss America: Why are racist tweets the story?

Sorry, media: This is not the story.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:53 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  miss america

Posted at 08:45 PM ET, 09/13/2013

After Smokey the (huggable) Bear, more updated Ad Council PSAs

I thought didactic was the point.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:45 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PSA

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 09/13/2013

13 updated superstitions for Friday the 13th

Forget that horseshoe. Time to bring these into the 21st century!

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:25 AM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  luck, superstitions, technology

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 09/12/2013

In praise/defense/what have you of the Pumpkin Spice Latte

It’s great!

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:21 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  caffeine, pumpkin

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 09/12/2013

America not exceptional at all, says Putin (among other things)

Get this guy a column!

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:15 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  putin

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Pax Dickinson and How Not To Be, online or anywhere else

And where you work.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:08 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ack, Internet, Social Media, Twitter

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Feminism is dead! Long live feminism!

Hi, patriarchy.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:28 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  feminism

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 09/11/2013

The halfway point, past September

For me, it’s the halfway point.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:45 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  9/11, millennials

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 09/11/2013

So long, Weiner

Our national vaguely creepy dream is over.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:49 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, weiner

Posted at 12:35 AM ET, 09/11/2013

President Obama’s Syria speech: A slightly annotated transcript

President Obama’s Syria speech, slightly annotated

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:35 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama, syria

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Justin Bieber’s mustache -- an abomination? Or a step forward?

Mr. Bieber, tear down this mustache!

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:31 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Justin Bieber, mustache

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 09/10/2013

New iPhones are fairly cool, but what’s next?

The trajectory looks grim, though.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:05 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, iphone, magic, technology

Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 09/06/2013

Kenneth Cole, John McCain and what not to say

What don't you say and when shouldn't you say it?

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:22 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kenneth cole, syria

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 09/05/2013

The sublime and majestic beauty of the music video for Ylvis -- The Fox

"The Fox" is sheer majesty.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:33 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FOX, videos

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

Yahoo! has a new logo -- but we need to talk about the !

But !'s are so inflated.

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

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 09/05/2013

8 simple phrases to make you sound like an expert on Syria (or, really, any subject)

Just like everyone else in Washington.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:13 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  syria

Posted at 07:31 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Alyssa Milano makes sex tape for Syria

Tackle more issues!

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:31 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  syria

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Bill Nye the Science Guy on ‘Dancing with the Stars!’

Among things the Internet compels us to love.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:42 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill nye, Internet, the internet commands

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Baby’s First Twitter, because the world is terrible

Ugggggggh.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:55 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  babies, Social Media, Twitter

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 09/04/2013

What Steubenville, Miley Cyrus and the Stacey Dean Rambold case actually have in common

From Montana to Miley, consent is not optional.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:59 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  consent

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Dear Dennis Rodman, about that North Korean visit

Please, stop hanging out with North Korea's dictator.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:44 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  celebrities, dennis rodman, dictators, north korea

 

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