ComPost: oops

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 04/08/2014

‘Don’t risk dudeness’? Veet’s new ad hair-removal is a throwback dud

This is a terrible ad.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:09 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ads, beauty, oops, Veet

Posted at 08:22 PM ET, 03/27/2014

Bad job, Self

The only lame thing on the page was the caption.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:22 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fashion, oops

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Pope Francis drops an ‘f-bomb’

It’s all about the consonants.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:30 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  oops, pope francis, words

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 01/29/2014

How to apologize after you threaten to throw a reporter off a balcony

Repeatedly, and at length.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:31 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  apologies', Michael Grimm, oops, State of the Union

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 12/02/2013

What’s wrong with boomers? They can’t seem to fend for themselves

Helicopter childing has rendered these elders incapable of handling themselves in the real world.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:26 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  boomers, millennials, oops

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 11/04/2011

We were wrong about Herman Cain and sexual harassment

Herman Cain, post-sexual harassment, seems unstoppable

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:48 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Herman Cain, oops

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Netflix — I told you so

Great success recently, give or take 800,000 customers.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Netflix, oops

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Marco Rubio’s truer-than-true story

Was he gaining points or just trying to fit in?

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:50 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marco Rubio, oops

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Scott Brown’s plagiarized value statement

Of all the things to plagiarize

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:38 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  oops

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/08/2011

James Hoffa and the Tea Party Zombies Must Die — indignation? Indignation? Bueller?

Something just broke.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  oops, media these days, zombies, Tea Party, Teamsters

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 08/23/2011

The candidate the GOP really needs

Customization nation run amuck

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:14 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, oops, Mitt Romney

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 07/21/2011

GOP 2012 Twitter debate was a joke.

And the punchline was everyone involved.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:00 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, oops, Twitter

Posted at 07:07 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Chris Hansen’s video sting capture: a Q&A

Live by the sting, die by the sting!

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:07 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  oops, Chris Hansen

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 06/13/2011

A gay girl in Damascus and other online unicorns

Two truths and a lie? Or just three lies?

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:16 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the Internet, Amina Arraf, oops

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 05/20/2011

What the class of 2011 didn’t learn

Congratulations! You are unemployed!

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:54 PM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  college, oops, kids these days

Posted at 09:21 PM ET, 04/22/2011

Terry Jones’ imaginary protests — and that gunshot

And what about that gunshot?

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:21 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  protests, oops, Terry Jones

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Where the money went: taxpayer and budget cuts (post-CBO) edition

Explaining the CBO figures

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:10 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  taxes, oops

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 04/12/2011

After Jon Kyl, this is not intended to be a factual statement

Is that an excuse we can use?

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:01 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  oops, Congress

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Why the Reagan National Airport air traffic controller slept

A few possible explanations

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:21 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sleep, jobs, oops, America

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 03/22/2011

American idiots: 38 percent fail citizenship test, Newsweek finds

We the People fail at the citizenship quiz

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:59 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  America, oops

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 03/17/2011

College Board SAT includes reality TV question? Really?

I need to rethink my parenting plans.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:52 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  SAT, oops, America

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 03/07/2011

Don’t limit college students’ voting! Stop old people!

States limit college voters? Try the elderly first!

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:32 PM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  America, college, oops, kids these days, voting, age

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 03/03/2011

Sex surveys, honor, and Brandon Davies’ girlfriend

What does the recent sex survey say about Brandon Davies violating the BYU honor code?

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:40 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sex, sex survey, America, oops

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 03/03/2011

Facebook overshares: whose fault

Facebook will let me share my address? How dare they!

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:57 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, oops, online comments

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 03/03/2011

Facebook oversharing vs. privacy -- addresses and phone numbers?

Earlier this week, everyone became terrified. Facebook is going to be sharing our user information, addresses and phone numbers with external Web sites? No, Facebook hastened to reassure us. "People will always be in control of what Facebook information...

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:50 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Only on the Internet, Petri | Tags:  Facebook, online comments, oops, privacy

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 03/02/2011

John Galliano, Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen -- poison and poetry

Oscar Wilde once said that "The fact of a man's being a poisoner is nothing against his poetry." But watching the fallout from John Galliano's pro-Hitler, anti-Semitic rant, I have to wonder whether that's still the case. One of the...

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:52 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Epic Failures, Petri | Tags:  Galliano, art, oops

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Gov. Rick Perry blocks journalists on Twitter -- really?

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is blocking journalists on Twitter. But not all journalists? Does Gov. Perry not grasp that anyone can still read his account? @GovernorPerry is not locked! It's visible to everyone! So this seems like a particularly inane...

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:24 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Epic Failures, Only on the Internet, Petri | Tags:  America, oops, technology, twitter

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 02/28/2011

Zion? 2012 Olympics logo is only offensive to good taste

The Olympics logo spells out Zion? That's what the secretary general of the Iranian Olympic Committee claims. He wrote to the London Olympic Committee complaining. Now he's threatening to boycott the games. This is like cutting off your nose to...

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:06 PM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Petri, That's awkward | Tags:  Olympics, oops

Posted at 07:48 PM ET, 02/01/2011

Google vs. Bing: Finders vs. Keepers?

Google has accused Bing of copying its search results. This fight exploded over the course of the day, with increasingly official allegations and denials. Honestly, the only people using Bing were probably the Google researchers trying to see if it...

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:48 PM ET, 02/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Petri, Petri | Tags:  Google, bing, oops

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 12/16/2010

Take Back The Rainbow?

Even now, in the midst of all the hubbub over Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute, based in San Diego, wants the rainbow back from the "Rainbow Coalition" of gay rights activists....

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:27 PM ET, 12/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  That's awkward, That's awkward | Tags:  gravitas, oops, rainbows

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 11/29/2010

Wikileaks Cablegate is the accidental reply-all of international diplomacy

Don't worry, Hillary Clinton! Sure, people are calling it Cablegate, but I think there's a better way of spinning all these wikileaks. Something very similar happened to me earlier this week, when I accidentally hit "Reply-All" instead of "Reply" on...

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:49 PM ET, 11/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Only on the Internet, Only on the Internet, Only on the Internet | Tags:  oops, wikileaks