Bono is shocked that he has to apologize for his art.
U2 did a Q&A on their Facebook page.
One fan asked: “Can you please never release an album on iTunes that automatically downloads to people’s playlists ever again? It’s really rude.”
Bono’s response (transcribed from Rolling Stone because I cannot listen to Bono talk unless I’m pretending it’s Ben Stiller doing a Bono impression): Continue reading
Last night on NBC News, Brian Williams read aloud a non-apology from Nancy Snyderman, the network’s medical correspondent, who violated the terms of her quarantine after a photographer for her team in Liberia contracted ebola.
My pocket square is purely decorative; it’s not to sneeze ebola into.
Okra. (Abelmoschus esculentus.) Interesting question – Actually, I DON’T know what happens if you smoke it.
There was a helicopter hovering low above Dwayne Perry’s house. Really low.
It woke him up, and then there were sheriff’s deputies at the door. With a canine unit. The deputies were heavily armed – “strapped to the gills,” says Perry.
Like heat-seeking missiles, they headed for his yard. No way to hide it – Perry was growing okra.
Probably about to be single again.
Back in 2012 Mark Fuller, a U.S. District Court judge in Alabama, and Lisa Boyd Fuller were divorcing. Lisa Boyd Fuller had some things she wanted mentioned, like domestic violence, substance abuse, drunk driving, and affairs, particularly one with his court’s bailiff, Kelli Gregg.
What was said on these matters is unclear, since Fuller got the circuit court to seal the records, saying it was for the safety of his family. Boyd Fuller objected, saying her soon-to-be ex “was guilty of marital misconduct and is attempting to shield himself from… public scrutiny.” She got nowhere with that.
Posted in Judicial Apologies, Non-apologies
Tagged 60 Minutes, 911 call, Alabama, Dana Jill Simpson, domestic violence, Don Siegelman, Judge Fuller, Karl Rove, Kelli Fuller, Kelli Gregg, Lisa Boyd Fuller, Mark Fuller, Ray Rice, she throw drink at Hulk
Via i09, A Real-Life Letter of Apology Written by Members of Salem Witch Trial Juries.
Meh. Doesn’t fully take responsibility. WE WERE DELUDED, WE HAD NO CLUE… whatever, Puritans.
Word Girl and Captain Huggy Face hate sexism!
Peter V. Brett, a fantasy novelist and dad, got a superhero board game for 6-year-old daughter Cassie. As he wrote on his blog, he was gobsmacked to learn that in a children’s game about DC superheroes and supervillains, made by the established game company Wonder Forge, there were ZERO female characters. Not even Wonder Woman.
“What girl can I be?” Cassie asked, digging through the game pieces.
“I don’t think there are any girls, sweetie,” I said, anger building in me. Cause really, DC & Wonderforge? WTF? You know it’s 2014, right?
Cassie put down the game pieces. “I don’t want to play this, then.” She turned and moved to leave the room, and it broke my heart.
With apologies to Wallace Stevens.
Note that Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson is wearing a red polo shirt instead of the uniform of his office. He’s not apologizing as the representative of the police force; he’s just a guy. In a polo shirt.
Among hundreds of uniform- and riot-gear-clad men,
The only red thing
Was the grandfatherly, faded, soft-collared shirt.
Posted in Bad Apologies, Government Apologies, Institutional Apologies, Police Apologies, Political Apologies, Showpologies, Uncategorized
Tagged Ferguson MO, Michael Brown, optics, sometimes we get literary when we're outraged, thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird, Thomas Jackson, Wallace Stevens
Moonrise from Sonoita. When monsters come out.
Some of the most interesting stories come from the bats mailing list. Continue reading
Posted in Apologies Not Accepted, Bad Apologies
Tagged A Birder's Guide to Southeastern Arizona, Beardless Tyrannulet, bears, Botteri's Sparrow, Chihuahuan Desert, coatimundi, dragonfly geeks, Five-striped Sparrow, hummingbirds, javelina, lab coat, Mastiff bat, Montezuma Quail, outheast Arizona, rattlesnakes, Rocky Mountains, Rose-throated Becard, Scaled Quail, Sheriff Tony Estrada, Sierra Madre Occidental, Sonoran Desert, Southwestern Research Station, Tucson AZ, VW buses favored by outlaws, wacko volunteer militia, yeah scorpions too