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What would Dr. Seuss say today?

Happy Birthday Ted Geisel, today is your day! In the face of the news, here's some things you might say! Though your shoes are too big and my feet are quite small A tribute's a tribute, no matter how tall!...

By Alexandra Petri  | March 2, 2011; 4:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  From bad to verse, Petri  | Tags:  Dr. Seuss, reading, verse  
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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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In memory of John Lennon, why 'Imagine' is a terrible idea

I love John Lennon. He was always my favorite Beatle. My mother loves Paul, and I know J.K. Rowling's favorite is George, and that awful girl in 500 Days of Summer preferred Ringo, but I've always enjoyed John. He's responsible...

By Alexandra Petri  | December 8, 2010; 2:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  From bad to verse, Petri, Worst Things Ever  | Tags:  Beatles, the power of myth  
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A Hanukkah (Chanukah?) 2010 wish from your goy best friend

Happy, Ch--Han--Han?- Hanukkah! I have to admit -- I'm a goy. I don't celebrate Hanukkah, but to compensate, I refer to Christmas as "that holiday when we non-Jews get together to celebrate being passed over by Santa." Technically, I...

By Alexandra Petri  | December 1, 2010; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Epic Failures, From bad to verse, Petri, That's awkward  | Tags:  Hanukkah, apologies, holidays  
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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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Twas the night before midterms

Twas the night before midterms and all through the House Not a creature was stirring -- no human-brained mouse The chads were all hung from the ballots with care In the hope that the recounters soon would be there The...

By Alexandra Petri  | November 1, 2010; 6:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  From bad to verse, Petri, Tea Party  | Tags:  Sarah Palin, Twas The Night Before, voting  
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