Category Archives: Cryptic Apologies

Raising a kid with low expectations

Sometimes an apology fails rational criteria and yet manages to do the job. SorryWatch was reading Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen‘s excellent autobiography, and came across such a case. As described in the book, Springsteen’s father was a hard man … Continue reading

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Nothing says lovin’ like something from the oven

Aw, a bright pink construction paper valentine! With a red lollipop taped inside! And a picture of Adolf Hitler on the outside with the legend: “my love 4 u burns like 6,000 jews”! In Comic Sans! (Also, 6,000 Jews? This person’s … Continue reading

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Listen to Kathie Lee and Hoda!

Well, I never thought I’d type THOSE particular words in that particular order. But the duo, who have a column in the New York Daily News, weighed in this week on the feud between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry. The … Continue reading

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Haha No Iceberg lol

I write from a place thronged with icebergs. Little, big, massive icebergs. Grand, silly. Beautiful, peculiar. Sometimes adorned with wildlife. It’s a place where there’s an iceberg rule: don’t approach closer than three times the height of the iceberg. Something … Continue reading

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SorryWatch Does Art

This is a 2007 piece called Forgiveness, by artist Dan Attoe. I don’t know what it means. And it’s art, so your interpretation’s as good as mine.

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All we are is all we are

Hey, it’s Courtney Love’s birthday. In her honor, please enjoy this MTV Unplugged performance by Nirvana of “All Apologies.” s I do not know what this song is about but these apologies do not seem sincere. Kurt Cobain supposedly said it was a … Continue reading

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Nom nom, blech, I’m eating dirt.

Hello, strangers! May I have your attention? I was a huge jerk, and I’m so sorry. I will do anything, anything, to show how sorry I am. I will humiliate myself in front of the whole world – that’s you. … Continue reading

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