Category Archives: Showpologies

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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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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Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice offers worst sports apology since Lance Armstrong

I’m thinking of doing a WikiHow. How Not to Give A Press Conference Apologizing for Beating the Crap Out of Your Wife in a Hotel Elevator and Dragging her Unconscious Body Out of It As Captured by Security Footage: 

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Leave Macklemore alone!

I, Snarly, was among those who cringed at Macklemore’s post-Grammies text to Kendrick Lamar. (I have not asked Sumac what she thought, in part because she was probably doing noble bird rescuing while I was watching TV like a lox.) … Continue reading

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Pussy Riot’s apology (Homophobic reptile, get out of history)

I was shocked and sorry when I read that captured members of Pussy Riot had apologized in court. I was worried for them. Apologies made by captives are as suspect as confessions from prisoners covered with bruises. Then I read … Continue reading

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In “judges who are totally asking for it” news…

A Montana judge has apologized for calling a 14-year-old rape victim (who committed suicide during the two years it took her case to wend its way through the justice system) “much older than her chronological age” and “as much in … Continue reading

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you should hear what san francisco says about YOU

Those of us who do not live in the City by the Bay may not have heard about start-up dude Peter Shih’s screed against the Paris of the West. (He took it down after the outcry, but it lives on … Continue reading

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A not-so-good Friday for LGBT-related apologies

We have three (3) apologies of note to parse! Let’s get started! 1. “Minnesota for Marriage,” a conservative group, apologized on Friday for equating the idea of a genetic basis for being gay with Nazi eugenics theory. Wait, what? 

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Five non-apology apologies left on windshields

We are not licensed psychologists or police profilers, but we sense that these note-writers are not in actual fact sorry. (Via Happy Place, where there are even MORE hostile notes not containing the word “sorry.”)

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A scientific semi-apology

Our Invisible Friend Inside the Computer Taffy Brodesser-Akner pointed us to the blog Retraction Watch, which is fabulous. Written by journalistic machers Adam Marcus and Ivan Oransky, it looks at scientific retractions, primarily in the life sciences. Because when it comes to getting … Continue reading

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