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ComPost: November 7, 2010 - November 13, 2010

Put the money in your bra! Jack Johnson arrest and Google doppelgangers

Jack Johnson arrested! The story itself is ridiculous enough. After FBI agents spent years building a case against him, Jack Johnson accepted a bribe check from developers. Then the law came down. Put the money in your underwear, Jack Johnson...

By Alexandra Petri  | November 12, 2010; 8:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Epic Failures, Only on the Internet, Petri  | Tags:  Google, Jack Johnson  
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Five Garfield strips more disastrous than the Veteran's Day strip

After a Garfield strip appeared to portray Veterans' Day as "National Stupid Day," fans and readers exploded the way Garfield's audience does when he performs on the fence late at night, flinging shoes, pies, and the occasional brick. Jim Davis...

By Alexandra Petri  | November 12, 2010; 7:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Epic Failures, Petri, Top Lists, Worst Things Ever  | Tags:  cats, garfield, the power of myth  
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Amy-Erin Blakely's chest and the dangers of being too ridiculously good-looking

Amy-Erin Blakely complained that her coworkers at the Devereux Foundation were fixated on her, uh, chest size, calling her "too sensual" to promote, and that after she had filed two complaints, she was fired! I sympathize! I was fired from...

By Alexandra Petri  | November 12, 2010; 3:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Petri, That's awkward  | Tags:  Gloria Allred, chests, gravitas  
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Better names for the Daily Beast-Newsweek merger

Newsweek, an ailing but venerable news magazine just sold for one dollar, and The Daily Beast, an online publication never sold for any money at all, just decided to merge. They must have been attracted by their low ticket prices...

By Alexandra Petri  | November 12, 2010; 10:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Bad Advice, Epic Failures, Petri  | Tags:  newsweek, print media is dying  
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Mulligans: Liza Minnelli for Senate!

The counting of write-in ballots in Alaska appears to be favoring Sen. Lisa Murkowski in her challenge to the Republican nominee, Joe Miller. But if Miller does prevail, after this he'll have a difficult time arguing against frivolous lawsuits. From...

By Dana Milbank  | November 11, 2010; 8:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Mulligans  
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Vote for the week's wackiest moments -- live chat Friday at 11:30

Hello! It's been quite a week -- from fetuses in jars to missiles in the air to luxury cruises that weren't. Vote for what you think was the most bizarre moment of the week -- and join Dana and me...

By Alexandra Petri  | November 11, 2010; 2:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Week's wackiest  | Tags:  voting, week's wackiest  
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After the U.K.'s Twitter Joke Trial verdict, we need a sarcasm mark

Q: Did you hear the one about the guy who made a joke on twitter about blowing up an airport and then was taken to trial, found guilty, and had his appeal overturned? A: I guess I can't tell this...

By Alexandra Petri  | November 11, 2010; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Epic Failures, Only on the Internet, Petri, That's awkward  | Tags:  airplanes, twitter  
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Mulligans: What's Joe Barton got against pigtails?

Dim bulb? Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), the lawmaker who apologized to BP during the oil spill, is now making apologies for incandescent light bulbs. The incoming chairman of the House Commerce committee vows to fight efforts to replace the bulbs...

By Dana Milbank  | November 10, 2010; 8:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Mulligans  
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My son is a cyborg -- 'My Son is Gay' and parenting in the digital village

My son is a cyborg. Or he's not. I don't care. He is still my son. He's five. And I'm his mother. And if you have a problem with any of the above, I don't want to know you. This...

By Alexandra Petri  | November 10, 2010; 4:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Only on the Internet, Petri, Reality? Television  | Tags:  kids these days, millennials, online comments  
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What FDA's new cigarette warnings should say

Tobacco is a dirty weed. I like it. It satisfies no normal need. I like it. It makes you thin, it makes you lean, It takes the hair right off your bean. It's the worst darn stuff I've ever...

By Alexandra Petri  | November 10, 2010; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Bad Advice, Petri, Worst Things Ever  | Tags:  FDA, cigarettes  
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Mulligans: Chris Christie's lavish tastes; Michelle Obama gets touchy-feely

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is now among the nation's most celebrated tightwads, having canceled a major tunnel project under the Hudson River connecting his state with New York. But his thrift is of recent origin. A new report...

By Dana Milbank  | November 9, 2010; 9:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Mulligans  
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The true story of the mystery missile launch in California

First, UFOs in NYC! Now, missiles in California! Without warning, a missile just goes off in the sky over California? What makes a missile just let itself go like that? Some people are saying it's a jet. But I know...

By Alexandra Petri  | November 9, 2010; 6:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Epic Failures, Petri, That's awkward  | Tags:  Missile, Star Wars  
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George W. Bush vs. Justin Bieber -- can you pick the author of the memoir?

This year, no autobiography has been more eagerly anticipated than this one, the tale of someone plucked from comparative obscurity and suddenly thrust onto the world stage. You know what I'm talking about -- Decision Points, the George W....

By Alexandra Petri  | November 9, 2010; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Petri, Quiz, That's awkward  | Tags:  George W. Bush, justin bieber  
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Mulligans: Obama's 50-Cent tour of India; Netanyahu's noisy tour of New Orleans

After 95 weekly addresses, President Obama has earned himself a mulligan. His first weekly address, from Jan. 24, 2009, has logged 1.2 million views on YouTube, but, according to Congress.org, viewership of most of the others has "been closer to...

By Dana Milbank  | November 8, 2010; 8:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Mulligans  
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Why I'm not watching Conan tonight

Dear Conan, I won't be watching you on TBS tonight. I'm sorry. It's not that I don't love you (I do) or that TBS isn't a super-station (it says so in the name!). But I have to decline owing to...

By Alexandra Petri  | November 8, 2010; 6:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Petri, Reality? Television, That's awkward  | Tags:  apologies, twitter  
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Top 11 Cosmo relationship tips, applied to Obama and House Republicans

Based on Cosmopolitan.com's Best Relationship Tips Ever, here's some advice for President Obama and the new Republican majority as they build their relationship, brick by brick. Barack, remember when you said, "We can disagree without being disagreeable?" John, remember when...

By Alexandra Petri  | November 8, 2010; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bad Advice, Barack Obama, Congress, Petri, Top Lists  | Tags:  Barack Obama, Cosmopolitan, GOP  
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Don't Poke the Queen: a new anthem for the British Monarchy Facebook page

The Queen is on Facebook? Well, sort of. The British Monarchy now has its own Facebook fan page -- holding strong at over 77,000 fans, far more than other traditional forms of government like the House of Hapsburg. I wish...

By Alexandra Petri  | November 8, 2010; 11:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  From bad to verse, Only on the Internet, Petri  | Tags:  Facebook, the Queen, the power of myth  
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I know why Keith Olbermann's suspension ended so quickly

Two days? That was "suspended indefinitely"? Two days? I've been suspended longer than that for failing to show up at chapel! Clearly, NBC News cares deeply about the policy that Olbermann violated by donating to three Democratic congressional campaigns...

By Alexandra Petri  | November 7, 2010; 10:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (78)
Categories:  Epic Failures, Petri, Reality? Television  | Tags:  Keith Olbermann  
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