Posts Tagged: Apologies

Recent White Apologies, Ranked

16. "Thanks for taking the time to talk Mr. President. Your words meant alot."—Justin Bieber, after he shouted "Fuck Bill Clinton!" while peeing in a bucket. [Twitter]

15. "I am learning." —Rachael Sacks, author of "I’m Not Going To Pretend That I’m Poor To Be Accepted By You." [Thought Catalog]

14. "I am learning how to learn." —Tal Fortgang, author of "Checking My Privilege: Character as the Basis of Privilege" [NYT]

13. "I love Korea. Im sorry" —Justin Bieber, after he posted photos of his visit to a Japanese war memorial widely understood by other Pacific [...]


I Forgot To Do A Yom Kippur Post



Elements of Stale, with Luke Mazur: "Sorry"

I always considered David Letterman a sort of father figure. With two baby boomer parents, I basically have two moms: first, my dad who blogs and reads Sufi poetry and cooks with ghee and wears bright colors, and second, my mom, who is saint for signing up for this. And so, growing up I depended on late night talk shows for the little genderizing that actually happened to me. Letterman, his shoulder as cold as the notoriously freezing Ed Sullivan Theater, represented for me a sort of fucked-up machismo. Where you come to work hammered and laugh at your own jokes and swallow your ailments and anxieties and hurt so [...]


My Sad and Funny Valentine's Day Apology Story

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Last Valentine’s Day I was in a long-term, monogamous relationship. I lived with my boyfriend, the kind of guy who would bring me flowers on a random Tuesday and hide lovey Post-it notes in my suitcase when I traveled. Mornings, he would bring me coffee and candy in bed; I’m a sucker for chocolate with black coffee. What I’m saying is he was a sweet guy, a true delight. Then our first Valentine’s Day together hit.

Sweet ex-boyfriend was working at a life-sucking job. Oh, how he hated it. He was stressed [...]


Daniel Nardicio on the Levi Johnston Media Circus

Playgirl's Daniel Nardicio (who, for the record, does indeed throw a really good party) very graciously responds to former Playgirl editor Jessanne Collins', who wrote here yesterday that his slagging off of the since-fired staff of the magazine was out of line : "I shot off at the mouth about them and it was childish and they deserved better." Related! His thoughts on the Levi Johnston nude modeling brouhaha: "this whole media circus is one crazy, fun, mind altering baby step in the right direction for Playgirl and frankly, for me." Oh this modern age!


The Apology

You'll go down there and apologize. You'll go and apologize now. It's ridiculous not to, ridiculous even to wait as long as you have to do it. Stupid and petulant and a waste of time to wait here. It was a stupid thing to say in the first place, too, as long as we're listing what ought to and what ought not to be done.

It was a stupid and a terrible thing to say and you knew that as you said it. You wanted to see what it would draw out, what the words would feel like in your mouth as you said them. Fine; now you know, [...]


Congressman Insincerely Apologizes to Flowers

Jeff Flake [R, Arizona] went for a week to a deserted island because he was feeling like a "pansy" in modern society, what with the plumbing and cars and real life all around him. "Congressman Flake didn't realize that that word can have a negative connotation. He simply meant 'wimpy.' He apologizes if anyone took offense to it." -Jeff Flake's spokesperson.