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John Kelly's Commons: August 16, 2009 - August 22, 2009

BritNews RoundUp: I Can See Cleanly Now

Does your husband slink away when it's time clean the toilet or vacuum the living room? Is he curiously absent when the dishwasher needs loading or the laundry needs sorting? Maybe all he needs is to have a part of...

By John Kelly  |  August 21, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  BritNews RoundUp  
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DWT to DOA: How to Stop Driving While Texting

Has any human invention simultaneously brought such joy and such sorrow, such utility and such danger, as the cell phone? Well, the gun, obviously. And Britney Spears. But as this blog has been concerning itself lately with the annoyance of...

By John Kelly  |  August 20, 2009; 9:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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All Hail Our Right-Handed Savior, Stephen Strasburg

Did the air smell a little sweeter this morning? Did your Wheaties taste a little finer? Of course they did. On Monday night the Washington Nationals signed Stephen Strasburg, the best pitcher in the history of baseball. No longer will...

By John Kelly  |  August 19, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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George Washington: Father of Radical Civility?

George Washington had to put up with a lot of things during his lifetime--Redcoats, painful dental problems, Benjamin Franklin's whoopee cushions--but one thing he didn't have to put up with was people texting during movies. Movies hadn't been invented yet...

By John Kelly  |  August 19, 2009; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Radical Civility  
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Radical Civility: A Crisis of Faith

I saw "District 9" over the weekend--a Friday matinee, actually (ah, the perks of being a columnist). The movie was great, but I'm afraid I have a confession to make: There was a man texting in front of me and...

By John Kelly  |  August 18, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Photo Flashback Week: Hair of the Dog Edition

This is one of those photos where you really need a caption to tell you what's going on: It ran in The Post on March 9, 1966, with this caption: MARKED DOG -- Rep. Joseph Y. Resnick (D-N.Y.) and his...

By John Kelly  |  August 17, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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