Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ask DB1: Is Howard Stern a Douche?

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Is Howard Stern a douchebag? And if so, is he like immediately “Hall Of Scrote” material for not just being a proto-douche but by virtue of having so much influence on the airwaves, he’s spreading/spread in his heyday the Grieco Virus faster than the Motoba virus made the corner of Kevin Spacey’s eye all messed up and bloody in Outbreak?

Or, does he get Rockstar exception for being a celeb/ “dj”/”celeb dj”?

Now, my curiosity here would also include this: you’ve been pretty un-relenting in calling most, if not all dj’s, douchebags, but these are typically club dj’s who one actually sees in person and thus has an in-person douche aura. Does a radio dj count? If someone acts like a douchebag in the privacy of their own home and no one sees it, does it count as performative douche-baggery?

(a poor allusion to the “If a tree falls and no one hears it does it make a sound?” ) If a guido pumps his fist to techno but is wearing headphones, is he just waking his arm that fell asleep?

– MG
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Stern was a comedic game-changer back in the day, so there are automatically points granted for talent and vision. That being said, there are undeniable signs of narcissistic douchebaggery occurring throughout Stern’s career. Even his ironic self deprecation doesn’t fully mitigate these factors.

Trading in his wife to chase hot ass. The nose job. General narcissism and poppin’ bottles with rock-stars after his divorce. That whole 90s Carmen Electra / Pam Anderson partying in the VIP with Rodman period.

So even though he’s a guy I’ve admired and laughed with over the years, I gotta call Stern a stage-2 douche, with some mitigating factor for talent and humor.

However, the biggest douche on radio (outside of Limbaugh) has to be Chicago’s odious unfunny dancing clown, Mancow. My two appearances on that show were utter wastes of time and confusion. Now there’s a herp sore on society’s genitalia.

# posted by douchebag1

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