Monday, November 22, 2004


The world may already have clued into this phenomenon, but I got clued in one step behind Martina. (Thanks, Martina.) It’s a Web site of Blue America, apologizing to the world one by one, called

Of course there are Red America sites that serve as replies to “Sorry,” about as wittily and proficiently as “Celsius 41.11: The Temperature at which the Brain ... Begins to Die” responded to “Fahrenheit 9/11,” but I will not be linking to them, as even the experience of looking briefly at one made me mildly nauseous. And I refuse to be sued by weak-stomached readers for dry cleaning expenses or pain and suffering.

To be fair, the Reds are probably just as put off by “Sorry,” even though most of the images are gentle, even wistful. The inverse post-election Blue phenomenon, which surely everyone and their great-great-grandmothers know about by now, is the breathtakingly angry and rude, but dead-on,

Interestingly, there is no Has no one in the South a reply?

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