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ComPost: December 12, 2010 - December 18, 2010

More of Julian Assange's creepy lovesick e-mails

Julian Assange's alleged "creepy, lovesick emails" have been all over the Internet lately. Who says the love letter is dead? According to Gawker.com, at the age of thirty-three, Julian Assange wrote a series of e-mails, which were leaked to...

By Alexandra Petri  | December 17, 2010; 12:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Only on the Internet, Petri, That's awkward  | Tags:  alcohol, parody, wikileaks  
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Take Back The Rainbow?

Even now, in the midst of all the hubbub over Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute, based in San Diego, wants the rainbow back from the "Rainbow Coalition" of gay rights activists....

By Alexandra Petri  | December 16, 2010; 3:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Petri, That's awkward  | Tags:  gravitas, oops, rainbows  
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Mulligan: Bachmann & Scalia, together at last

Antonin Scalia is joining the Tea Party. He'll speak at an event for members of Congress in January hosted by Michele Bachmann's Tea Party Caucus. Bachmann's group is too radioactive even for many House Republicans, but Nino doesn't worry about...

By Dana Milbank  | December 16, 2010; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Harry Reid: The Grinch Who Stole the War on Christmas?

The Who's Whos down in Congress Liked Christmas a lot But Senator Reid (D-Nevada) Did not. Sen. Reid hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason It could be his...

By Alexandra Petri  | December 16, 2010; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Congress, Epic Failures, From bad to verse, Petri  | Tags:  Harry Reid, holidays, voting  
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Fox News slants climate change -- what won't they say next?

According to Media Matters, Fox News Washington editor Bill Sammon directed journalists to slant their coverage of global warming. In an e-mail to journalists after a climate change conference, he requested that they "refrain from asserting that the planet has...

By Alexandra Petri  | December 15, 2010; 5:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Bad Advice, Petri, Reality? Television, Seems Suspect  | Tags:  Fox News, awareness, excuses  
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On National Cupcake Day, a word for the muffin

National Cupcake Day? This is yet another day I feel bad for muffins. I always think of muffins as cupcakes' hard-working older siblings. They toiled at their unglamorous but steady jobs while cupcakes waltzed off to Hollywood to try...

By Alexandra Petri  | December 15, 2010; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Epic Failures, Petri, Worst Things Ever  | Tags:  America, coffee, cupcakes, muffins  
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Time Person of the Year Mark Zuckerberg and the DSM -- making the world safe for narcissism

(Mark Zuckerberg - Paul Sakuma, AP) I know why Mark Zuckerberg is Time Magazine's Person of the Year. It's not because of his achievements, although they are legion, or because of The Social Network, although it was an engaging...

By Alexandra Petri  | December 15, 2010; 11:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Only on the Internet, Petri, Worst Things Ever  | Tags:  Facebook, The Year That Was 2010, narcissism, twitter  
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WikiLeaked Naughty and Nice List for 2010

Thanks to a connection with Julian Assange, I was able to obtain this year's Naughty and Nice list from Santa several weeks early! Who knows, you might be on it! The Washington Post 1 156 2010-12-14T17:30:00Z 1 430 2452 The...

By Alexandra Petri  | December 14, 2010; 4:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Petri, Top Lists, Worst Things Ever  | Tags:  The Year That Was 2010  
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Mulligan: 'unclear what a bottle of urine was doing in a library'

FIFA chief says that during the World Cup in Qatar in 2022, homosexual soccer fans "should refrain from any sexual activities" that are illegal there. And under no circumstances should they put urine on any books....

By Dana Milbank  | December 14, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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YouTube terrorism? I'm definitely flagging Justin Bieber

YouTube now lets you flag videos for promoting terrorism? On the one hand, this is an encouragingly democratic process. But, like most democratic processes, this leaves it vulnerable to manipulation by people who think it is hilarious to flag...

By Alexandra Petri  | December 14, 2010; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Only on the Internet, Petri, Seems Suspect  | Tags:  America, YouTube, oops  
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Mulligans: Henry Hudson explores uncharted waters of judicial ethics

Recuse Me? Judge who ruled against health-care reform has ownership stake in political consulting firm fighting health-care reform, TPM reports....

By Dana Milbank  | December 13, 2010; 10:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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No Boehner, No Cry

John Boehner, do you need a tissue? Why is everyone crying? First Glenn Beck -- now John Boehner! Weren't they raised in the era when someone would explain to you as a child that crying in front of people...

By Alexandra Petri  | December 13, 2010; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Congress, Epic Failures, Petri, Seems Suspect  | Tags:  Don't Ask, John Boehner, Star Wars  
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Paging Dan Brown: secret letters found in Mona Lisa's eyes

There are secret letters hidden in the eyes of the Mona Lisa! I bet it's just the sort of tiny writing where you lean in close and then Leonardo da Vinci sneaks up from behind and slams your head...

By Alexandra Petri  | December 13, 2010; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Petri, Seems Suspect  | Tags:  Mona Lisa, art, mythbusters  
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Mulligans: Kim Jong-Il wants to shake his tambourine

After midnight, they're gonna let it all hang down. CNN: North Korea campaigned for Eric Clapton performance, cable reveals *** Will they accept a Hawaii birth certificate? NBC Chicago: Rahm's residency battle gets a status hearing...

By Dana Milbank  | December 13, 2010; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Sarah Palin's Alaska minus Kate Gosselin -- America, Real and Surreal

TLC's philosophy with Sarah Palin's Alaska is now clear: it's all about the juxtaposition. Find something America likes less than Sarah Palin, and juxtapose, juxtapose, juxtapose! So far, the things America likes less than Sarah Palin are: bears, dead...

By Alexandra Petri  | December 13, 2010; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (78)
Categories:  Petri, Reality? Television, Worst Things Ever  | Tags:  Kate Gosselin, Sarah Palin, kids these days  
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