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John Kelly's Commons: October 26, 2008 - November 1, 2008

The Belgian Brew-haha: Part 2

Our threats seem to have worked--for now. Yesterday I laid out the compelling argument for invading Belgium. (Imagine Colin Powell without the satellite photos.) By the afternoon Belgian bank KBC Group was backing down on its demand that Metro fork...

By John Kelly  |  October 31, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Tags: Belgium, Britnews roundup, Metro, beer  
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No Time for Waffling: Invade Belgium Now

Imagine my surprise when I woke up this morning to discover that we are beholden to the Belgians. The Chinese I could understand. They own everything and are, frankly, a little frightening. But Belgium? That little pipsqueak country that gave...

By John Kelly  |  October 30, 2008; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Tags: Belgium, Metro, polls  
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Knowledge on the March, Slowly

Well you guys were absolutely no help yesterday in honoring John Nestor--late vigilante of the left lane--on Wikipedia. I understand: You all have jobs and lives while I sit around all day looking at YouTube. Last night before going to...

By John Kelly  |  October 29, 2008; 8:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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What's in a Name? Adding Words to Our Vocabulary

PHOTO BY MATT CULLEN My computer is still smoking from the e-mails I received after last week's two columns on the subject of left-lane hogs. I think I would have gotten fewer responses if I'd written about abortion or...

By John Kelly  |  October 28, 2008; 8:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Tags: Metro, driving, polls  
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Welcome, Alien Overlords: Free Speech on the Metro

Did you see the kerfuffle on The Post letters page on Saturday? A reader is upset because of ads in the Metro Center subway station for a new videogame called Fallout 3. The posters show a post-apocalyptic Washington overrun by...

By John Kelly  |  October 27, 2008; 8:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Tags: Metro, contest  
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