Monthly Archives: May 2017

Guest post from British Airways frequent flier

It was the hi-viz vest. In modern Britain, the cheap, optical yellow, breathable synthetic open vest with fat silver reflective stripes is the sign of the workperson and of the person who needs the safety of being seen. The person … Continue reading

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A gross teacher “apologizes” and I need a shower

This past Sunday’s New York Times has a shudder-inducing story about a teacher at Phillips Academy who inappropriately romanced one of his students.

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Fonzie does not apologize

You may or may not remember Happy Days, a relic from a long-ago time before Ron Howard was a big-macher director and Scott Baio was an intolerance-spewing sexist bigot. It was also a time before Henry Winkler was a best-selling children’s … Continue reading

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The opposite of ‘whatever’

A family member heard a radio story from “The Takeaway,” with a phrase he knew would mean something to SorryWatch. In Alabama, Anthony Ray Hinton was freed from prison after 3 decades. He’d been convicted of two murders committed during … Continue reading

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Here’s tutu respect, and here’s tutu better apologies than this

Go, Greybull Standard! The small-town paper’s lead paragraph (or “lede,” as we journos ostentatiously and wrongheadedly spell it) recently came out swinging in a story about some eyebrow-raising words from a state senator: Last Thursday, April 20, U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming) … Continue reading

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