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Sex surveys, honor, and Brandon Davies's girlfriend

With a level of fanfare traditionally reserved for European monarchs and fallen pop princesses, we all now know that Brandon Davies, former star basketball player at Brigham Young University, has - well - violated the honor code. That's to say,...

By Alexandra Petri  | March 4, 2011; 11:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Big Deals, Petri, That's awkward  | Tags:  Sex Survey, honor, oops, sex  
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Changes for Chicago with Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel, a human being with energy levels typically associated with rats on cocaine, has been elected mayor of Chicago. Mayor Daley, in his twenty-two distinguished years of mayordom, ushered in a wide range of delightful changes - a...

By Alexandra Petri  | February 23, 2011; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Big Deals, Petri, Top Lists  | Tags:  Rahm, elections, lists  
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The worst part about the Borders bankruptcy

This comic strip from October sums up perfectly how I feel about the Borders bankruptcy. Barnes & Noble is reportedly considering buying the unused inventory and picking up a few of the choicest store locations. But with the loss...

By Alexandra Petri  | February 15, 2011; 1:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Big Deals, Only on the Internet, Petri, Worst Things Ever  | Tags:  Borders, books, bookstores, reading  
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Happy Valentine's Day! Can someone explain this 'love' thing?

Today is, apparently, Valentine's Day. I'm surrounded by candy hearts admonishing me to do phonetically spelled things like "B MYN" or "LUV U" and bombarded by Groupons inviting me to Couples Wine Outings. But before anything gets more serious,...

By Alexandra Petri  | February 14, 2011; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Big Deals, Petri, That's awkward  | Tags:  Valentine's Day, law of the jungle, sex  
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Is diet soda just die with a T? Not so fast.

A new study says that drinking diet soda leads to strokes. No Sprite, Sherlock! You might be startled to learn this, America, but there is a 100 percent correlation between drinking diet soda and eventually dying. Also between working...

By Alexandra Petri  | February 10, 2011; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Bad Advice, Big Deals, Epic Failures, Petri  | Tags:  America, diet soda, law of the jungle  
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Kepler 10-b? I thought I was an only planet!

A rendering of rocky planet Kepler 10-b. (Agence France-Presse via NASA) I don't know if the Kepler Project is out to make us feel like a small, insignificant speck, but it's doing a good job. I used to look up...

By Alexandra Petri  | February 3, 2011; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Big Deals, Petri, That's awkward  | Tags:  NASA, science, space  
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