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Re: #LouisCK, his apology & return.

You go to a restaurant. You look at the menu, and there are only 2 things you can order: steak, or salad.

You order steak. Damn it tastes good. The next day you go back to the same spot. Steak, or salad? Steak! Shit, you love that steak!
You go back again & again. Steak. Steak. Steak.
But one day you see that steak is off the menu.
There’s only one thing left. So you order the salad.
That’s how I feel about #LouisCK’s apology.
CK only ordered his “sorry,” after “success” was no longer on the menu.
Not proud of CK for ordering the only thing on the menu. And after 10 mo of eating his vegetables, steak is back. Success is back on the menu. Let's see if he's still "sorry" now that he's not a pariah. Let's see if he orders a salad now that he has the option of red meat again.

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