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NASA Hubble spots oldest galaxy yet

That smudge in a photo released by NASA's Hubble telescope earlier this year? According to astronomers, it's a galaxy from 13.1 billion years ago! This would make it the farthest away and longest ago galaxy ever -- and, consequently,...

By Alexandra Petri  | October 22, 2010; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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INDIGNANT POST IN HONOR OF CAPS LOCK DAY

I KNOW HOW THESE POSTS WORK! I HAVE A STRONG OPINION ABOUT THIS. I WAS WORRIED YOU MIGHT NOT NOTICE! BUT YOU CAN TELL THAT I FEEL STRONGLY ABOUT THIS ON ACCOUNT OF THE SIZE OF ALL THE LETTERS!...

By Alexandra Petri  | October 22, 2010; 1:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tainted celery -- good riddance to bad roughage

There's tainted celery on the loose. Aside from the fact that Tainted Celery would make an excellent name for a band, this bad celery has been implicated in multiple cases of listeriosis, some of them fatal. Now they're shutting...

By Alexandra Petri  | October 22, 2010; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Missing Links: Obama pulls a Juan Williams, Christine O'Donnell gets her Committee Assignment, &c.

So President Obama is reportedly bagging a visit to a Sikh temple and the chattering class is chattering that it's because he wanted to avoid a photo-op while wearing the sort of headdress that's often confused for the kind Osama...

By Dana Milbank  | October 21, 2010; 9:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Missing links  
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After GQ's Glee photos and Miley Cyrus's new video, a plea

In light of the hubbub surrounding the GQ Glee photoshoot and the recent Miley Cyrus video, I want to put in a plea to today's child stars. Don't grow up. I don't know about this adulthood thing, but it...

By Alexandra Petri  | October 21, 2010; 5:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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NPR fired Juan Williams for this? My plane danger list.

Commentator Juan Williams was fired by NPR after his comments that "I get worried. I get nervous" when he gets on the plane and sees people "in Muslim garb" who are "identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims." Setting...

By Alexandra Petri  | October 21, 2010; 1:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Petri, Reality? Television, Top Lists  | Tags:  Juan Williams, airplanes  
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Glenn Beck goes Ape; McCain vs. McCain; Ritzy Harry Reid

Glenn Beck, in his daily struggle against the dark forces of insanity, suffered another reversal on Wednesday that he doesn't believe in evolution because "I haven't seen a half-monkey, half-person yet." Beck, who apparently has been studying evolution with Delaware's...

By Dana Milbank  | October 20, 2010; 10:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Glenn Beck: 'I haven't seen a half-monkey, half-person yet'

That sound you hear is everyone on Twitter rushing to make the same joke simultaneously. "Look in the mirror!" "Look inside yourself!" And Beck went on: "If I get to the other side and God's like, 'You know what,...

By Alexandra Petri  | October 20, 2010; 5:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Petri, That's awkward  | Tags:  Glenn Beck, monkeys  
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Virginia Thomas's Anita Hill apology demand

It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them. - P.G. Wodehouse, The Man Upstairs Now I feel silly...

By Alexandra Petri  | October 20, 2010; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Petri, That's awkward  | Tags:  Anita Hill, Virginia Thomas, phone calls  
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Textbook error: Virginia's Confederate troops and the perils of online research

There are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damn Lies, and Facts I Found Online. That seems to be the lesson of the recent debacle over a Virginia textbook's depictions of thousands of black soldiers fighting for the Confederacy. As...

By Alexandra Petri  | October 20, 2010; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Petri, That's awkward  | Tags:  History, reenacting  
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Joe Miller mobilizes U.S. Army; Sarah Palin gets keystoned; McMillan leads by a whisker

It's hard to say what's worse in this story for Joe Miller, the Republican Senate nominee in Alaska: That his private security force handcuffed a journalist who tried to ask Miller questions? That Miller is using active-duty U.S. troops in...

By Dana Milbank  | October 19, 2010; 9:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Relax, Christine O'Donnell! Nobody knows the First Amendment.

"Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state?" -- Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell's question during a debate with Democratic challenger Chris Coons. Christine O'Donnell doesn't know that the Constitution guarantees the separation of church...

By Alexandra Petri  | October 19, 2010; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Petri, That's awkward  | Tags:  Christine O'Donnell, Constitution  
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The Rent is Too Damn High -- in praise of Jimmy McMillan

Jimmy McMillan said it: The Rent is Too Damn High [Editor's note: Aren't you still living at home, Alex?]. I'd be hard pressed to disagree with Jimmy McMillan. My college roommate literally lives in a teaspoon, but because that...

By Alexandra Petri  | October 19, 2010; 11:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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David Arquette? The subtle art of the C-SPAN breakup

It's like the Cole Porter song. "Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it." It, in this case, is having an uncomfortable public breakup. It's a modern art form. "At the end of dinner it used...

By Alexandra Petri  | October 19, 2010; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Petri, Reality? Television, That's awkward  | Tags:  CSPAN, breakups  
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Exclusive -- interview with Aqua Buddha

In the recent debate between Kentucky Senate candidates Rand Paul (R) and Jack Conway (D) and in a recent attack ad from Conway, the subject of "Aqua Buddha" came up. Aqua Buddha is an elusive deity that, according to...

By Alexandra Petri  | October 18, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama on Mythbusters? Top myths he should bust

Today, when presenting awards at the White House Science Fair, President Obama also revealed that he'd just taped an episode of Mythbusters. Apparently, according to Mark Knoller on Twitter, the episode will test "whether ancient Greek scientist Archimedes set...

By Alexandra Petri  | October 18, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Petri, Reality? Television, Top Lists  | Tags:  mythbusters  
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Princess Leia's cocaine use? Not the worst blow to Star Wars fans.

Princess Leia was doing cocaine during the filming of The Empire Strikes Back? Okay. This might require some modifications to my Halloween costume. Keep the buns and the robe, but also lose a bunch of weight, become oddly focused,...

By Alexandra Petri  | October 18, 2010; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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