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ComPost: February, 2014

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 02/27/2014

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ reaches pantheon of all-time bestsellers, civilization ends

That’s all, folks!

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:53 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books, fifty shades of grey

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Breaking! Arizona Governor Jan Brewer opts out of time travel with SB 1062 veto

Hooray, it is still 2014!

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:23 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  arizona, time

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Possible headlines as Texas ban on same-sex marriage overturned by federal court

For your consideration.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:26 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marriage, puns, texas

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 02/25/2014

The most awkward possible photo of Merkel and Netanyahu

There are no words.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:50 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  awkward, Merkel, Netanyahu, pictures

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Thanks, Netflix! Goodbye, Net Neutrality! It’s been real.

Volcano-level scared.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:31 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, net neutrality, netflix

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Virginia Republican calls women ‘hosts’ (‘some refer to them as mothers’) in Facebook post

He claims he was joking.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:26 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hosts, ladies, oy, virginia

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 02/24/2014

The most important paragraph from Alec Baldwin’s farewell to public life

As he resigns from public life.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:30 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alec baldwin, media, new media

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 02/24/2014

10 ways CNN can replace Piers Morgan

I vote for number 2!

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:13 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, piers morgan

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Michelle Obama forces kale on men dressed as tweens in Tonight Show video

Kale chips! Grown men dressed as tweens!

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:18 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jimmy Fallon, Michelle Obama

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 02/20/2014

The most attractive online dating profile of all time, based on Wired’s buzzwords

Courtesy of Wired’s word-list.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:09 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dating, tips

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 02/19/2014

What Google’s Do’s and Don’ts for Glass Explorers are really saying

A quick dose of reality.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:53 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, google glass, technology

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 02/18/2014

It’s a clown question, bro -- clown shortage looms in America

Where are America’s clowns?

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:44 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  clowns

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 02/18/2014

How to tell if you are being persecuted, after the Kansas ‘anti-discrimination’ bill

I think we need a refresher, after ‘anti-discrimination’ law fails in Kansas.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:32 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  charts, equality

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 02/14/2014

That’s enough, Winter

I’m serious.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:30 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 02/14/2014

Extra straight talk for single ladies on Valentine’s Day

Sorry, Susan Patton.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:22 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Valentine's Day

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 02/14/2014

‘House of Cards’ is back, but first, a note from ‘Zoe Barnes’

No spoilers?

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:51 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  house of cards, zoe barnes

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 02/11/2014

Clay Aiken is running for Congress in North Carolina, so I hope Ruben Studdard isn’t

And there’s already an attack ad!

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:30 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, golden tickets, hollywood, stars

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 02/11/2014

The real question about Woody Allen

You have to draw your own line.

By  |  09:00 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, woody allen

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 02/11/2014

In tribute to Shirley Temple Black, five of her iconic film scenes

Or, as Twitter would say, “the original Honey Boo Boo.”

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:47 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RIP

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Happy 10th Birthday, Facebook

Ten is the new dead.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:42 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  birthday, Facebook

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 02/07/2014

10 objections to the Winter Olympics

A quick reminder of the superiority of the Summer Games.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:15 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  olympics

Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 02/06/2014

Jay Leno hands off to Fallon -- but does the Tonight Show chair still matter?

Take my institution, please.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:29 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chairs, jay leno, late night wars

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 02/06/2014

Five cringe-worthy quotes leading up to the Sochi Winter Olympics

Save the enthusiasm for summer.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:31 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  olympics

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Scott Brown, running (shirtless) in New Hampshire, on the front page

Ladieeeeees.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:21 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  objectification, scott brown

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Is there anything more American than America? The answer, in 8 Super Bowl commercials?

I guess “scientology“?

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:30 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  america, eagles, super bowl

 

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