Apologies and Forgiveness

Via Salon, one website, Sorry Everybody, where US citizens apologize to the world for this year’s presidential election results, and another, Apologies Accepted, where the rest of the world responds to our apolgies. I’ve already gone on record apologizing for our election results (I’m too lazy to find the link now), and if I had a digital camera, I’d join the party at “Sorry Everybody.” The images themselves are pretty addictive, in part because most of the images are pretty simple: a close-up of someone holding a piece of notebook paper with a written apology. As the Salon comments note, the power of these images comes from the fact that many of the images are badly lit, amateur photography (the camera itself is visible in many shots), and it’s an interesting, often humorous, use of the web and digital photography to create community.

And this apology from Austria made me laugh out loud. Of course, I’m writing this entry at nearly 2 AM.


  1. JM Said,

    November 23, 2004 @ 8:25 am

    The one that made me laugh out loud was one from a German fella that said “It’s ok! Come to Germany — we’ve got pretzels!” I also might have been viewing it at 2am, I’m not sure. 🙂

  2. Jen Said,

    November 23, 2004 @ 1:29 pm

    Ha! That is hilarious. The Austrian one.

    Here’s my own version of SorryEverybody, though it’s more directed to the blue states.

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