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ComPost: October 3, 2010 - October 9, 2010

Five rejected applications to Obama's MTV town hall

Backstage.com offered the following listing for a town-hall meeting with President Obama. PRESIDENT OBAMA TOWN HALL, MTV MTV, BET and CMT are casting the audience for town hall meeting with President Obama. Shooting Oct. 14, 4 p.m. in Washington, D.C....

By Alexandra Petri  | October 8, 2010; 12:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Petri, Reality? Television  | Tags:  Jerry Brown, science  
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Karen Owen's powerpoint: sex and autobiography

Millions of people have read this writer's work. You can find it everywhere, being discussed in all kinds of major news outlets. And it's all over the blogosphere, generating volumes of discussion, flames, trolls, and even pieces of cogent...

By Alexandra Petri  | October 7, 2010; 3:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Only on the Internet, Petri, That's awkward  | Tags:  Karen Owen, powerpoint, sex  
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Palin dissed -- again; Romney emigrates from Libya

Now this is what is known as a qualified endorsement. Alaska's Republican Senate nominee, Joe Miller, who got his endorsement largely because of Sarah Palin's endorsement, isn't returning the favor. Asked by Fox News's Megyn Kelly about whether he considers...

By Dana Milbank  | October 7, 2010; 8:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Facebook announcement -- it's a boy!

Today, after much hullaballoo, Facebook announced that we can now create specific groups to share things with. That's lame. When I saw there was going to be a big Facebook announcement, I assumed that Facebook was pregnant. Or had...

By Alexandra Petri  | October 6, 2010; 5:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Only on the Internet, Petri, That's awkward  | Tags:  Facebook  
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Replace Christine O'Donnell with Cigar Guy

"I'm not a witch. I'm nothing you've heard. I'm you. None of us are perfect, but none of us can be happy with what we see all around us. Politicians who think spending, trading favors and back-room deals are...

By Alexandra Petri  | October 6, 2010; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Only on the Internet, Petri, Reality? Television  | Tags:  Christine O'Donnell  
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Obama's presidential seal topples; Palin attacks Miller with poor punctuation; Joe the Plumber vs. puppies

The polls are dismal. The opposition is emboldened. And now the trappings of the presidency are falling down around President Obama. Midway through Obama's speech to Fortune magazine's "Most Powerful Women Summit" on Tuesday night, the presidential seal fell from...

By Dana Milbank  | October 5, 2010; 9:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Woman drives 200 miles to kill internet commenter?

When I saw the headline "Woman Drives 200 Miles to Kill Internet Commenter," my first thought was: "Dang, they stole the title of my memoir." The woman in question, Breana Greathouse, drove from Kansas City, Mo., to Ottumwa, Iowa...

By Alexandra Petri  | October 5, 2010; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Only on the Internet, Petri  | Tags:  online comments  
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O'Donnell's Chinese secrets; DeMint's Shariah law

Manchurian candidate? The Associated Press unearthed a 2006 Senate primary debate in which the inimitable Christine O'Donnell, Delaware's GOP Senate nominee, said that China has a "plan to take over America." Quoth O'Donnell: "I wish I wasn't privy to some...

By Dana Milbank  | October 4, 2010; 9:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Dirty talk? New sex survey's surprising stats

At the time of the first Kinsey study on sexuality, H. L. Mencken wrote, "All that humorless document really proves is (a) that all men lie when they are asked about their adventures in amour, and (b) that pedagogues...

By Alexandra Petri  | October 4, 2010; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Petri, That's awkward  | Tags:  Sex Survey  
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