Monthly Archives: February 2014

Australia…backsliding

One of our first posts was about Australia’s National Day of Healing (aka Sorry Day). It happens every February 13, the anniversary of the Australian Parliament’s decision to apologize to the indigenous peoples they’d had screwed over and abused for so long. That apology, delivered by … Continue reading

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No hard feelings! ‘Cause we’re good. Right? RIGHT?

  Jonathan Martin, second-year tackle for the Miami Dolphins, fled the team in October 2013, after relentless harassment and bullying. This was led by guard Richie Incognito, backed by other players on the offensive line, especially John Jerry and Mike … Continue reading

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Apologies and non-apologies to comfort women

Last week, Japan’s former prime minister Tomiichi Murayama visited South Korea and met with three former comfort women. Comfort women, of course, were those 200,000 women (some of them very young teenagers) forced into prostitution for the Japanese military during World … Continue reading

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Does it help if you hate yourself?

Medical technician David Kwiatkowski was addicted to fentanyl. He had a simple way of getting this legally-controlled opioid, used for severe pain. At hospitals where he worked, he’d take pre-filled syringes of fentanyl, shoot up, refill the syringes with harmless … Continue reading

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Blogger with NO FINGERS types 90 words a minute!?! I fell off my seat!!!

  Mamoru Samuragochi (sometimes Samuragoch) is a famous Japanese composer with a fascinating personal story – mostly lies. His fame rests partly on his music, which includes the classical compositions “Sonatina for Violin” and “Hiroshima Symphony No 1.”, and video-game … Continue reading

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Apologetic Tom Hiddleston

Because today is Tom Hiddleston’s birthday (I’M NOT A STALKER SHUT UP) here is a slumber party video in which he apologizes for hitting his host with a pillow after being told to hit his host with a pillow. It … Continue reading

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Babies are takers

Tim Armstrong, the chief executive who most looks like he should play an evil CEO in a futuristic technothriller, made an unpopular announcement last week. He made employees’ 401(K) packages much less favorable, then blamed that decision on $7.1 million in unspecified … Continue reading

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Pussy Riot’s apology (Homophobic reptile, get out of history)

I was shocked and sorry when I read that captured members of Pussy Riot had apologized in court. I was worried for them. Apologies made by captives are as suspect as confessions from prisoners covered with bruises. Then I read … Continue reading

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On Apology, Reactiveness and Twitrage

Very smart essay by Alexander Chee in Dame Magazine that seems somehow…RELEVANT right now. The first lines: When I began writing this essay, I was thinking this might be about public apologies, for there had been many. “Mistakes were made,” … Continue reading

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SorryWatch v. Apology Watch cage match!

In which SorryWatch winds up bleeding and blinking on the mat, staring up at the sneering face of the New York Times business section, barely remembering its own name!

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