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Evan Emory's YouTube debacle: real vs. online community

This is not how the YouTube story usually goes. The steps are usually simple: Boy makes inappropriate video, video goes viral, boy becomes able to sell merchandise with his face on it without people thinking he's some sort of weirdo....

By Alexandra Petri  | March 11, 2011; 3:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Only on the Internet, Petri, Worst Things Ever  | Tags:  YouTube, kids these days, oops  
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Before limiting college students' voting rights, stop old people!

They're monolithic! They come flooding into the polls with an overwhelming sense that their way is right and a total lack of mooring in what's actually happening on the ground. They listen to strange music. They dress in funky sweaters...

By Alexandra Petri  | March 7, 2011; 6:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Bad Advice, Epic Failures, Petri, Worst Things Ever  | Tags:  America, age, college, kids these days, oops, voting  
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From Gaddafi to Walker, why you should never be polite

There's nothing more dangerous than politeness. Sure, other things are risky - walking backwards to lead a tour in an area you're not familiar with, being Charlie Sheen, being a white powdered substance in Charlie Sheen's home. But I'd rather...

By Alexandra Petri  | February 24, 2011; 12:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bad Advice, Epic Failures, Petri, Worst Things Ever  | Tags:  America, kids these days, oops, politeness  
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Monopoly Live? Are we really this lazy?

Everything about this is wrong. Watch this video, and you will see why. "Monopoly Live" is a new Monopoly edition that Hasbro says is coming out this fall. Compared to what is going on in the streets, I understand that...

By Alexandra Petri  | February 17, 2011; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Epic Failures, Petri, Worst Things Ever  | Tags:  America, Michelle Obama, Monopoly, argh, technology  
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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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Is Justin Bieber the new Beatles? Never say never!

(Image via AP) Does anyone write for posterity anymore? I ask this for a reason. Yesterday, almost fifty years ago, the Beatles made their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. Tonight, at midnight, the Justin Bieber movie, Never...

By Alexandra Petri  | February 10, 2011; 12:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Only on the Internet, Petri, Worst Things Ever  | Tags:  Beatles, justin bieber  
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Older Entries in This Category »

A Bristol Palin memoir? Really?, Alexandra Petri , February 8, 2011
O No: An Anonymous Obama Novel!, Alexandra Petri , January 18, 2011
Wikipedia and the demise of the dilettante, Alexandra Petri , January 13, 2011
EVERYONE NEEDS TO STOP YELLING AT US TO KEEP IT DOWN, Alexandra Petri , January 11, 2011
The Great Gatsby in 3D? Yes, please!, Alexandra Petri , January 10, 2011
On National Cupcake Day, a word for the muffin , Alexandra Petri , December 15, 2010
WikiLeaked Naughty and Nice List for 2010, Alexandra Petri , December 14, 2010
Christine O'Donnell, tragedy, and the rule of three, Alexandra Petri , December 8, 2010
December is Enough Awareness Month, Alexandra Petri , December 6, 2010
Black Friday and how not to restart the economy, Alexandra Petri , November 26, 2010
Thanksgiving Word Search game -- reality edition, Alexandra Petri , November 23, 2010
Top 12 Things to say to your TSA scanner, Alexandra Petri , November 19, 2010
What FDA's new cigarette warnings should say, Alexandra Petri , November 10, 2010
 
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