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John Kelly's Commons: January 11, 2009 - January 17, 2009

Obama, a Lost Bird and the Nature of Celebrity

The president-elect was at The Post yesterday and if Barack Obama's visit wasn't quite as manic as when Brad Pitt stopped by a year and a half ago, there were still plenty of raised cellphone cameras and goofy, celebrity-stuck grins....

By John Kelly  |  January 16, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Thin Blue Line: On the Inaugural Parade Trail

Some time in the last couple of weeks a blue line was painted down the center of Pennsylvania Ave. NW from the U.S. Capitol to the White House. It marks the route of Tuesday's Inaugural Parade. You might question...

By John Kelly  |  January 15, 2009; 9:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Tags: inauguration  
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Where Were You in '85? Or 2005? Inaugural Memories

By this time next week, the "Obamaural" will be history. We'll finally know whether 4 million people descended on Washington or whether the number was somewhere below that. We'll know whether Metro ground to a halt or whether it ran...

By John Kelly  |  January 14, 2009; 9:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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On the Obamawagon: Displays of Inaugural Affection

Everyone's jumping on the Obama inaugural bandwagon. And why not? The eyes of the nation--nay, the world--are focused on Washington right now. Why not grab some of the action? If you ride Metro you may have seen the ads for...

By John Kelly  |  January 13, 2009; 11:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Why, Oh Y-Front? The Men's Underwear Explosion

I have spent the last few days staring at men's crotches. In department stores and online I have been scrutinizing underwear, pondering the confusing explosion of choice in men's underpants. Have men's crotches really changed that much in the last...

By John Kelly  |  January 12, 2009; 9:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Tags: contest, polls, underwear  
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