Monthly Archives: September 2014

We are very very sorry for putting you to death for being a witch

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.

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It’s sexism clobberin’ time!

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 … Continue reading

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Good bread, good meat, nice discount, let’s eat

This apology came from Freethought Today, newspaper of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. FFRF’s legal team writes a lot of letters to city governments, schools, senior centers, and other organizations, reminding them about laws that govern the separation of church … Continue reading

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Thirteen ways of looking at a cynical apology

With apologies to Wallace Stevens. I 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 … Continue reading

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Halt, evildoers!

Some of the most interesting stories come from the bats mailing list.

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Repentance via eScapegoat: There’s an App for That

You know where the word “scapegoat” comes from, right? In Leviticus, there’s discussion of the way the Jewish community would project all its sins onto a goat on Yom Kippur and send it out into the wilderness. Today, my part-time employer … Continue reading

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Not funny? Then it didn’t happen.

Urban Outfitters sells some “vintage” clothes as well as new. Used clothes. Mostly shirts from college teams, schools, or amusingly named organizations. Cobleskill Football – $129. Iowa State University – $129. Providence College Hockey Camp – $149. Texas Int’l Airlines … Continue reading

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Let’s all yell GO JOE BIDEN.

People keep asking us to weigh on the new Ray Rice video. We said what we have to say back in May. (We did update the post, though.) So let’s not talk about Fox needing to apologize for making douchey jokes … Continue reading

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Nothing to see. Nothing to hear. Certainly nothing to dance to.

I won’t try to say what Burning Man is, but it is not a music festival. This year, I was briefly at a hot spring 15 miles from Black Rock City (BRC), and I could still hear the throbbing, but … Continue reading

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CeeLo sincerely apologizes for…wait, what?

Let me 1st praise god for exoneration fairness & freedom! Secondly I sincerely apologize for my comments being taken so far out of context. — CeeLo Green (@CeeLoGreen) September 1, 2014 Uh, no. Let ME apologize for my comments being taken … Continue reading

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