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ComPost: December 26, 2010 - January 1, 2011

Facebook beats Google in 2010? This needs to stop.

Before we head into the new year, I want to have a word with us. This year, our use of Facebook surpassed our Google usage. Let's fix that next year. Why is this a problem? If you are on Facebook,...

By Alexandra Petri  | December 31, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Epic Failures, Only on the Internet, Petri  | Tags:  Facebook, Google, oops  
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Natalie Portman, Hugh Hefner, and the wait for marriage

You may be waiting for marriage. But is marriage waiting for you? No one seems particularly sanguine about the institution of marriage these days. In general, you can tell something is about to die because people refer to it as...

By Alexandra Petri  | December 31, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Big Deals, Petri, That's awkward  | Tags:  Star Wars, kids these days, marriage  
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Geraldine Doyle and Rosie the Riveter

Today marked the passing of Geraldine Doyle, the woman whose face served as the model for Rosie the Riveter. She clearly led a long and full life, but amidst the reports of her demise, one detail of this story stuck...

By Alexandra Petri  | December 30, 2010; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Petri, That's awkward  | Tags:  RIP, art  
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Reports of Justin Bieber support for 'Ground Zero mosque' greatly exaggerated

Breaking: A representative of Tiger Beat just confirmed that Justin Bieber never talked to them about the Ground Zero mosque. Just read that sentence again, please. In case you were wondering whether this is a slow news day, or whether...

By Alexandra Petri  | December 30, 2010; 5:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Only on the Internet, Petri, Worst Things Ever  | Tags:  justin bieber, parody, the power of myth  
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For 2011, top New Year's resolutions you can keep!

Gain at least eight pounds. Complain more about small things that aren't worth worrying about. Spend less time with family. Spend more time at work doing meaningless, repetitive tasks over and over again but accomplishing little. Get into credit...

By Alexandra Petri  | December 30, 2010; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Bad Advice, Petri, Top Lists  | Tags:  The Year That Was 2010, law of the jungle, reality  
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Explanations for the Christine O'Donnell FBI investigation

Christine O'Donnell is currently facing a federal investigation of her campaign finances! And that could be a lot of finances. This year, she raised over $7 million worth of Tea Party funds. My tea parties never happen on quite...

By Alexandra Petri  | December 29, 2010; 7:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Petri, Tea Party, That's awkward, Top Lists  | Tags:  Christine O'Donnell, oops, witch  
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Dogs, Michael Vick and bow ties -- the world of Tucker Carlson

"I'm a Christian, I've made mistakes myself, I believe fervently in second chances," Tucker Carlson said recently. "But Michael Vick killed dogs, and he did in a cruel, heartless way. Personally, I think he should've been executed for that."...

By Alexandra Petri  | December 29, 2010; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Epic Failures, Petri, Reality? Television  | Tags:  Fox News, bow ties, parody  
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Kennedy Center Honors -- Oprah, Paul McCartney, being and doing

What are these Kennedy Center Honors? It's yet another bewildering American institution, like universal mail delivery or getting rid of the baby weight within weeks. And it occupies a hallowed niche in the midst of the holiday season. It...

By Alexandra Petri  | December 29, 2010; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Petri, Reality? Television  | Tags:  Classic DC, Lady Gaga, art  
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