Monday, August 16, 2010

Doucheysomething

How’s about a little retro look back at classic 1980s HCwDB while you mull your vote in the HCwDB of the Week?

# posted by douchebag1
11:16 am August, 16 End the Haberdouchery said...

Holy Christ! Is that Peaches in the middle BTP (Before “The Point”) The man doesn’t age, he’s like an immortal Highlander of douchedom.

11:23 am August, 16 Crucial Head said...

End The Haberdouchery took the steam out of the Peaches revelation I was about to drop. Well done.
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Billiards, beer, douchebaggin’ and Dokken. Sounds like a typical Friday night in Peoria, Illinoise in 1988.
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Or 2010.

11:26 am August, 16 Mr. White said...

It’s a cast photo from the under-appreciated 80s TV show, “Des Moines 50301.”

11:27 am August, 16 douche bagel said...

is that party boy top right?
http://www.cpyu.org/files/3D%20Reviews/Winter%202003/Wildboyz.jpg

11:40 am August, 16 Et Tu Douche? said...

Interesting from an academic standpoint, one can see certain signifiers that have become tell tale douche signs in today’s douchery. Note the chin fung, it doesn’t look too douchey nor would it have been considered as such back then. On this guy it was considered an “ethnic” thing. Was the hard Rock T- Shirt the precursor to todays Affliction T’s??? and then there is pinky with here “shred” skirt back then she would of just been considered slutty today shredded clothing is considered trendy. The tank top was just that a tank top, was this the precursor to the wife beater.

11:41 am August, 16 mr.reeve said...

Holy crap. That picture is totally RAD! This looks like Chatsworth, Ca. to me. Git sum.
The chicks purple dress FTW.

11:43 am August, 16 Et Tu Douche? said...

@douche bagel said…
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“Is that party boy top right?”
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Good call might I add he looks like a younger Gene Simmons?

11:43 am August, 16 mr.reeve said...

^Or is it a pink dress? Maybe I need new glasses.

12:00 pm August, 16 antwar said...

Simple Jack FTW

12:02 pm August, 16 Vin Douchal said...

I sold a car stereo to that dude with the bottle in La Crescenta in 1983. Of course, he was from Tujunga

12:05 pm August, 16 Captain Garanichode said...

that’s a 1987 Barqs Root Beer commercial

12:07 pm August, 16 mr.reeve said...

Upon further review the guy in the middle looks like he’s droppen the duce and giving the thumbs up that he’s almost done.

12:09 pm August, 16 mr.reeve said...

He’s also wearing some sweet Skidz pants.

12:10 pm August, 16 Douche de Leche said...

LOL antwar, good call on simple jack. Classic douches are awesome!

1:11 pm August, 16 The Reverend Chad Kroeger said...

Sister Christian?

Met Mrs. Kroeger in the 80’s. Good times. Dumped her and got back with her in the 90’s. Bad times. You know I’ve had my share. Good thing she takes it in the gas pump. Burppp.

1:36 pm August, 16 Dr. Bunsen HoneyDouche said...

Damn, that must have been the worst concert line-up in history. I wonder who opened? Was it Lisa Lisa and The Cult Jam? Maybe it was Billy Ray Cyrus? You know it couldn’t have been Edgar Winter or New Kids on the Block, they were just too big at the time.

1:39 pm August, 16 Medusa Oblongata said...

This was the movie poster for the little-known John Hughes gem, “The Douchebag Club.” He remade it a year later with that Judd Nelson dude and it ended up being about detention or something.

1:41 pm August, 16 DarkSock said...

Barq’s was first bottled here in Biloxi. We also have an annual mullet festival, highlighted by a mullet toss competition. Unfortunately we toss mullet fish, not severed heads with mullet haircuts.
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Mullets rule. I regret nothing, and neither does Mulletosis in the photo. We patiently await the mullet’s return to glory. And denim shorts. Stone washed.

1:42 pm August, 16 DarkSock said...

Simple Jack holds the weed. Hence his tolerated presence here amongst 80’s coolness.

1:58 pm August, 16 Steve L. said...

if this was from the 80s, half of the people in this pic are likely homeless by now.
but big-haired mini-dress Sandra in the middle probably got away with being the secret (and expensive) fuck toy of some married high-power lawyer / corporate type. and the wife and kids never found out because she was just so good at what she does!
… bitch. you sexy bitch.

5:14 pm August, 16 Dex said...

There’s a very real possibility that the guy with the long hair is my uncle

5:17 pm August, 16 Steve L. said...

in related news, i almost never get retro-celeb references. damn.

5:22 pm August, 16 Sack O Douche said...

I loved the late 80s and early 90s. There was much less douche in my opinion.

6:53 pm August, 16 Sir David Douchenborough said...

I think a case could be made about the eighties being a little douchey given the extent at which aesthetically it was over the top. One of the benefits of the grunge nineties is that you didn’t have to shell out a crap load of money, if you wanted to be part of the grunge scene.

I bet with confidence that if you adjusted for inflation, the expenditures by these dbags of today and these people of yore, the difference would be chasm-like.

Furthermore, the eighties and nineties were a period of geopolitical transition that affected a wide range of socio-economic conditions. That is not to say that 9/11’s impact should be downplayed, but what people went through in the eighties and early nineties were probably more visceral such that they couldn’t really focus on vain attempts at personal superiority (excluding those on Wall Street of course).

It should be telling that even following a significant event of 9/11, which corrected the optimism of the late nineties, that such an event didn’t even dent the rise of narcissistic douchebags and hipsterbags much less the financial crisis.

11:37 pm August, 16 wheres the beef said...

Woah that babe in the middle is hotpants smokin’. She needs some jellies shoes, a baby on board sticker for the Yugo and some Bartles and Jaymes wine coolers.

5:58 am August, 17 Dicy said...

Teehehe this makes me giggle!

7:32 pm August, 29 retards all u said...

this is 1992

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