Monthly Archives: August 2015

Tila Tequila Eichmann Himmler Goebbels

Tila Tequila (née Thien Thanh Thi Nguyen) is a damaged person who should receive no attention. I am angry at myself for addressing this, yet here I go, mostly because as Gawker writer Rich Juzwiak said on Twitter, “A new high bar for … Continue reading

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People around the world, join hands! Disembark from the wine train! Wine train!

We’re late to this one, but Susan is in the desert, presumably with no pants on. So it’s my fault that we haven’t weighed in on the group of women (10 Black, one white) who were kicked off Napa Valley’s … Continue reading

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When you run a confessional, you hear some awful things

Burning Man 2015 is close at hand. It’ll be a great time for many, a mind-altering time for some. Remarkable things will be seen and done. Also regrettable things. In 2013, SorryWatch visited PlayaApology Camp at Burning Man. PlayaApology Camp … Continue reading

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No Duggars in our house, are there dear?

A Duggar, or a murmuration of Duggars, or some amateurish PR pals of Duggar, apologized on the Duggar web site for a Duggar’s use of the cheating site Ashley Madison. The apology kept being edited after it was posted. Gawker has tracked all the revisions. … Continue reading

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sorry BDS was meen to us; we got confused by their bullying

The music festival Rototom Sunsplash apologized today for disinviting the American Jewish singer Matisyahu from performing. The apology was…not so good. 

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In the middle of the night, a mother gets a call from the police

In Maajid Nawaz’s book Radical: My Journey out of Islamist Extremism, he tells of an unpleasant experience with the Essex police when he was 15. (Nawaz was born in Essex. His parents were born in Pakistan.) Someone had spotted his … Continue reading

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not so slick, bic

A social-media celebration of International Women’s Day from Bic South Africa did not go over so well.

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sorry you hate freedom, whiny readers!

As you may have heard, a romance novel between a Jewish prisoner and an SS Commander, set in a concentration camp during World War II, is stirring up some mishegas. It came to a head when an author and critic, Sarah Wendell … Continue reading

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sorry you thought you were buying a good book

Brilliant Books, an independent bookstore in Traverse City, MI, has offered an apology and an offer of a refund to customers who preordered Harper Lee’s “recently discovered” new novel, Go Set A Watchman, and felt blindsided by the book they actually got. As you … Continue reading

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They know about her apology as far away as Mallerstang and Whaw

In The Hollow Land, by Jane Gardam, an apology plays a foundational role. So much happens in this book, and this happens right at the start, so I don’t feel bad telling you most of this part. In Cumbria, in … Continue reading

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