Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sorry some teeth landed in your shoulder.

Uruguayan footballer Luis Suarez, after being banned for four months and fined £66,000, has finally acknowledged biting Italian player Giorgio Chiellini, and apologized. (He did not acknowledge or apologize for his two previous chomping offenses.) He tweeted:

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Gary Oldman’s apology

Like the Anti-Defamation League, we agree that Gary Oldman’s apology for his anti-Semitic remarks in Playboy was insufficient. 

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possibly an insincere apology

Canadian musician DJ NDN, who is Anishnabe from Nipissing First Nations, apologizes for his nouveau-Redskins* t-shirt.  Or rather, “apologizes.”

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Today in youth apologies

Buzzfeed culls the very best of the internet for us, and provides all the cute cat pictures my family requires. Here from a list of why kids are way better than you (doubtful) are three apology notes. The final one is … Continue reading

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making kids apologize (cuppa comme ci comme ca)

Lots of viral buzz about a post, on a blog called cuppacocoa, from a teacher named JoEllen, about how she makes her class apologize. Some of her ideas work for me; some emphatically don’t. Let’s discuss!

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Feeling matrimonial

Jean Quan, mayor of Oakland, California, keeps being forced to have difficult conversations about using her cell phone while driving. Or not. Most recently, Quan’s car was involved in a fender-bender. The other driver said Quan, talking on a cell … Continue reading

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Louis C.K.’s “Apologize”

I had a whole panoply of rapid-fire reactions to this video. (Louis C.K. frequently triggers this response. Which means he is brilliant.) The ending is quite satisfying. 

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Oh, bite me

When Fifi Nom de Plume retired, her dental insurance continued, but she was switched to a retiree’s plan. No doubt that is a deluxe plan for people whose teeth have experienced more wear and tear, yet the words that cross … Continue reading

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O the irony

Dov Seidman haz a sad. Surely you remember Dov.

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how not to apologize, by every tech company ever

Longtime tech blogger Anil Dash has an amusing roundup of prototypical lousy technology biz apologies, called “Every Bad Apology Your Tech Company Needs” over at Medium.   My own fave:

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