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ComPost: August, 2014

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 08/29/2014

Abercrombie & Fitch tries a clever maneuver

Even they’re embarrassed.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:24 PM ET, 08/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  clothes

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 08/29/2014

Following suit on President Obama’s tan monstrosity

Is it suit libel?

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:04 PM ET, 08/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  clothes, President Obama

Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 08/28/2014

Be an English major if you want a job!

Our skills are marketable!

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:05 PM ET, 08/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  english, gloating

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 08/28/2014

In Twitter map war, Russia takes on . . . Canada?

What if we’d had Twitter a century ago?

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:57 PM ET, 08/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  maps, russia

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 08/28/2014

Some other accessories to go with your anti-date rape nail polish

Some better ideas.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:49 PM ET, 08/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bicycles, ladies

Posted at 07:42 PM ET, 08/27/2014

Hello Kitty is not a cat. Everything is a lie.

This is devastating.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:42 PM ET, 08/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cats, Hello Kitty, lies

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 08/26/2014

Take back the seatback! The great legroom battle of 2014.

This is why we can’t have nice things.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:19 PM ET, 08/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airplanes

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 08/26/2014

Down with whatever — these viral beer ads are going too far

The viral marketing is getting creepy and out of hand.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:19 PM ET, 08/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  beer, fiction, spontaneity

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 08/26/2014

At the 2014 Emmys, Sofia Vergara, Beyonce, feminism and the danger of pedestals

Get off the high, whirling horse.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:14 PM ET, 08/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ladies, pedestals

Posted at 07:16 PM ET, 08/22/2014

Joining the golf club — I get it, President Obama

I played 9 holes to find out.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:16 PM ET, 08/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  golf, sport

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 08/21/2014

Who said it? McDonnell trial edition.

It’s hard to tell.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:36 PM ET, 08/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mcdonnell, quiz

Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 08/20/2014

The truth about conference calls

You’ve ruined it for everyone!

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:22 PM ET, 08/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  technology, work

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 08/20/2014

Mugshots are the new headshots — just look at Rick Perry

Just look at Rick Perry.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:13 PM ET, 08/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mugshot, rick perry

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 08/19/2014

Hey ladies! How to respond to catcalls, flattering or otherwise.

Of mice and men...

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:07 PM ET, 08/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cats, ladies

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 08/19/2014

The only thing more distressing than being location-tracked by Google?

The Big Brother you always wished you had.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:02 AM ET, 08/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 08/18/2014

The Facebook Satire label is a great idea (SATIRE)

And it will make a huge difference!

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:50 PM ET, 08/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, labels, satire, the onion

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 08/18/2014

Trend piece about Millennials finds new trend: that trend pieces are being written about Millennials!

Please make it stop.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:49 PM ET, 08/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  millennials, New York Times, ugh

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 08/18/2014

Twitter, Facebook, and Ferguson — our awareness problem

The other awareness problem.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:54 AM ET, 08/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Ferguson, Internet, Twitter

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 08/15/2014

‘Mansplain’ joins the Oxford online dictionary. This is not amazeballs at all.

I know we just added it. But please, take it out!

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:51 AM ET, 08/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ladies, words

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 08/15/2014

Against awareness — I nominate you to NOT take the ALS challenge

Try the challenge challenge!

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:02 AM ET, 08/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  awareness, challenges

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 08/14/2014

Ferguson, MO, FOX News, and the difference between looking at and seeing

Looking at and seeing

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:38 PM ET, 08/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  journalism

Posted at 09:03 PM ET, 08/11/2014

RIP Robin Williams. And thank you for everything.

Everyone remembers something different.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:03 PM ET, 08/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RIP

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 08/11/2014

Jezebel’s violent pornographic GIF problem, or the continued case against comments

Never read the comments.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:46 PM ET, 08/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  comments, ladies

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 08/08/2014

Anthony Weiner wants to open a restaurant

Just desserts? Or main courses also?

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:38 PM ET, 08/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  food, weiner

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 08/08/2014

Apocalypse now? Some reassuring facts from the congressional subcommittee hearing on Ebola

I’ll be in a biohazard suit under a rock.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:00 AM ET, 08/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  panic

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 08/07/2014

Russian hacker data breach! How to remember your new passwords

After that data breach by Russian hackers, a few suggestions.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:52 PM ET, 08/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  passwords

Posted at 08:13 PM ET, 08/06/2014

The Pope is wrong about the Internet and teenagers.

So are many parents.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:13 PM ET, 08/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, kids these days, pope, pope francis

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 08/06/2014

A children’s book for gun rights? ‘My Parents Open Carry’ — and beyond

Some other titles to add to your list.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:08 PM ET, 08/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books, guns, kids

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 08/06/2014

New Scrabble words, new Scrabble rules

What’s in a word?

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:01 AM ET, 08/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  argh, language, scrabble, words

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 08/05/2014

How to split a check

If you must.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:32 PM ET, 08/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  etiquette, protocol

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 08/05/2014

Rand Paul sends McConnell-Grimes Senate race from bad to verse

Poetry and politics don’t mix.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:33 PM ET, 08/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  oops, poems

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 08/01/2014

The next-generation checkpoint the TSA deserves

This might not be the solution it had in mind.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:29 AM ET, 08/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airports, TSA

 

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