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Even Presidents need to apologize from time to time. Other lesser politicians and business people need to learn the fine art of apology as well. There are sorry poems [warning: bad midi music]. And of course, for those who can’t think of anything to say, there’s an apology generator
posted by Outlawyr (25 comments total)

 
Oops. Sorry.
Let's try those links again:
Presidents need to apologize
lesser politicians
business people
art of apology
sorry poems
apology generator
posted by Outlawyr at 12:33 PM on August 26, 2003


this threads breath smells like cut and pasted MS-HTML.
posted by quonsar at 12:39 PM on August 26, 2003


I'm spraying the html air freshener now
posted by Outlawyr at 12:48 PM on August 26, 2003


Oops. Sorry.

Just sorry? You should be very very sorry.
posted by homunculus at 12:54 PM on August 26, 2003


What do you mean, "even Presidents"? It also seems only fitting that Bill Clinton is a better at apologizing than Bush I. Let's not forget that it was a dem. President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who sent almost 120,000 Japanese Americans to internment camps.
posted by 111 at 1:02 PM on August 26, 2003


111, you are very, very, very sorry.

And I mean that in the worst possible sense of the word.
posted by nofundy at 1:10 PM on August 26, 2003


It makes the few thousand or so muslims that Bush has sent to camps or jailed without trial, legal representation or even being charged look like a small crime indeed. Wait, no it doesn't.
posted by jpoulos at 1:13 PM on August 26, 2003


Let's not forget that it was a dem. President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who sent almost 120,000 Japanese Americans to internment camps.

Darn those Democrats and their Democrat wars!
posted by Tin Man at 1:18 PM on August 26, 2003


I wonder how flattered the Japanese would be by that comparison.
posted by 111 at 1:18 PM on August 26, 2003


"I wonder how flattered the Japanese would be by that comparison."

Frattered.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 1:29 PM on August 26, 2003




one-ereven on a scale of ten.
posted by quonsar at 1:36 PM on August 26, 2003


It also seems only fitting that Bill Clinton is a better at apologizing than Bush I. Let's not forget that it was a dem. President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who sent almost 120,000 Japanese Americans to internment camps.

Um, 111, Clinton is no more responsible for the Japenese internment camps than Bush. And since I'm not one to see the world entirely in shades of democrat and republican, I think the difference in apology style have to do with personality. Or perhaps with the personality of their respective letter writers.
posted by orange swan at 1:55 PM on August 26, 2003


It also seems only fitting that Bill Clinton is a better at apologizing than Bush I.

Maybe Clinton was a sorrier president than Bush I.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 1:59 PM on August 26, 2003


fdr also provoked pearl harbor and pulled all that new-deal crap. bastidge.

clinton used to piss me off when he was in office. but if I met him on the street in nyc now, I would buy that man a beer (and truly, I am not one for wasting the precious beer). talk about your way-way-way-lesser of two evils.
posted by dorian at 2:12 PM on August 26, 2003


I think the difference in apology style have to do with personality. Or perhaps with the personality of their respective letter writers.

Or perhaps one of them, deep in his own conscience, had more to apologize for. You know how guilt is an overriding feeling.
posted by 111 at 2:41 PM on August 26, 2003


Ok 111, you've made your point. Go troll somewhere else now.
posted by Outlawyr at 2:47 PM on August 26, 2003


What's my point again? And, since we're at it, what was your point when you posted the FPP? And as to "trolling", how would you define quonsar's and homunculus' comments?
posted by 111 at 2:59 PM on August 26, 2003


My point was that you are a fuckwad uptight conservative dingleberry, and that "smart"quotes are the work of the devil.

I don't define the other two posts, they were obviously meant as humor.

And you are a troll.
posted by Outlawyr at 3:15 PM on August 26, 2003


Dear Groovin' Chick,

I humbly ask for your forgiveness for neglecting to be sensitive to your mood. I was helping Dave and YoKen,
and thought it would take care of itself.

So I'm obsessing over it, hoping you don't make me wear The Outfit. Please, let's withhold judgment.
Don't you think you're overreacting?
Love,
posted by 111 at 3:34 PM on August 26, 2003


homunculus is a troll? Now I've heard it all. To my eyes, there is no better contributor of links (be they often political) to MeFi (and WarFi) than homunculus, and I'd be willing to bet that some other folk see it that way, too.
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly at 3:48 PM on August 26, 2003


Hmm, perhaps you should both drop it? It takes two to troll in any case. One to fan the flame and the other to get steamed up about it.

Rise above it, you'll feel better about yourselves in the morning.
posted by fenriq at 3:48 PM on August 26, 2003




Aww shucks, IJR. :)

*blush*
posted by homunculus at 4:37 PM on August 26, 2003


Ok, I'll take back fuckwad, uptight, and conservative. But I'm sticking with dingleberry.

Get it? Sticking with . . . oh never mind.

Dear, Snuggems,

I have no excuse for neglecting to wear matching socks. I was apoplectic,
and thought you were taking care of it.

So I'm considering my fate, hoping you don't tell your mom about this. Please accept my apology.
Go have a beer and relax.
posted by Outlawyr at 5:59 PM on August 26, 2003


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