Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Reader Mail: Douchebags and The Gays

One of the seven signs

Reader Brian posted the following in last week’s Happy Halloween comments thread:

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I know you do not seem like a huge fan of the gay community (maybe I am wrong? I have been once or twice in my life! Lol) but as a gay man I look forward to seeing pics of hot, juiced up douchebags and check this site every day. Not seeing them as much as I used to?!

I happen to think the dude in the middle is smoking hot and I know you published one of him before with a ‘hot chick’ and he had these crazy eyes in the photo-similar to his look in this one; it was a turn on actually!!

I am sure you have TONS of gay fans. BTW, I think you have mentioned being from Brookline or at least Boston. I live in Allston. Love your site but more roided douchebags please; makes my day. Peace.

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We here at HCwDB welcome readers from all persuasions, and I have nothing against gay people, except when they describe douchebags as “hot.” Then you’ve crossed a line, my gay friend. Not cool.

You see, Brian practices what theorist Stuart Hall defines as an oppositional reading strategy. He takes a given text (HCwDB) and actively re-purposes its meaning in a way different than that intended by the author.

Brian’s reframing of douche mocking into gay lust actually serves as an important lesson in how concepts such as Antonin Scalia’s constitutional originalism, the belief that a given text has one and only one meaning that can somehow be deciphered like a Secret Society Decoder Ring is so ludicrous.

Each of us bring our subjectivities and active agency into the process of interpretation in any given text. Communication is generated as much by the spectator as by the author.

It is a proverbial two-way-street of meaning. A repeating cycle rather than a linear path.

When Brian perceives the douchebag as “hot,” it reflects how we all interpret texts in ways that differ from authorial intent. Just as Scalia perceives the Constitution. We all bring subjective agency to bear on the text. Only a fool pretends that this variable process doesn’t exist.

So welcome, Brian. And blow an aardvark, Scalia, you fraud.

# posted by douchebag1
11:13 am November, 6 jonezy said...

If we put Brian into Schrodinger’s box, would he be not gay and gay at the same time? Seems like a linear type of argument- that the observer inherently affects the observation

11:14 am November, 6 jonezy said...

speaking of observing… Oh Canada

http://gawker.com/rob-fords-year-of-living-dangerously-1458873536

11:23 am November, 6 Ed Hardy Har Har said...

Tattoo of Montecore FTW (loss). Here kitty kitty, nice fresh Putz meat!

11:30 am November, 6 Brian said...

I am flattered that you would write an article about my comment. Lol. Stand by what I said and “hotness” is in the eye of the beholder. BTW, I am an honor role student studying Psychology/Sociology so you do not need to “break it down” for me. The only reason you dislike me using the word hot is because you are not attracted to men my friend. You recently called some giggly girls on a train in NYC the other day “hotties.” Oh, this is why you miss New York?! Mmnn,,okay. I don’t judge. No difference at al from what I said and what you have about female hotties. Gracias amigo.

11:38 am November, 6 The Reverend Chad Kroeger said...

I endorse my gay brother Brian The Gay (respect) and the most Reverent Antonin Scalia. I am a Conservative of relevance. Brian enjoys the same pics we do and if he commented he also likely reads the comments and our occasional (I do not relate to the term homophobic) gay banter. Brian gets that we aren’t afraid of gays and are merely joking around, cause that’s what we do here. Good on ya Brian. Queer on. And Antonin Scalia is the best Justice ever. Somebody has to keep the lefty activists in check.

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If only this guy was still around to mock the Mayor of Toronto, my old acquaintance and Christmas dropout and general good guy spoiled rich kid Rob Ford. Smoke on Rob you crazy fucker.

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR0mTc6c2Eguwy9-DMDdbpbmKHioX38IynGhMrHrnENsqtYui_u

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Tommy Boys

11:41 am November, 6 The Reverend Chad Kroeger said...

@Brian

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Call me.

11:57 am November, 6 Capt. James T. Douche said...

Wow! Vegas welcome sign with the nipple! Thats like using the letter Q over a triple word score in terms of douche points!

1:08 pm November, 6 The Dude said...

I’m not anti-gay, but please boss – don’t start posting gay hottie-douchebag pics. Unless it’s Sapphitic which of course is acceptable.

1:35 pm November, 6 Vin Douchal said...

Y’know, this is another arrow in the quiver in the 21st Century Grieco/Bleeth battle.

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Think about it. The preening muscle clad Douchebag spectacle to attract the airheaded bimbos has gone full circle to now make them attractive to what repulses them most, the homosexual male.

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From Gator to The Donk ( okay, maybe he got/gave some in the joint) to Archie McScrote to Stackhouse himself are now the subject of same sex drooling lust.

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Use this weapon wisley, Db1, and you may succeed in eradicating the virus as we know it

3:10 pm November, 6 The Reverend Chad Kroeger said...

I’m getting the hang of this texting shit. Lenny and I just saw a moose (respect) licking it ‘s soon to be sexual partners ass (respect) at the side of a peat bog stoned.

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Moose are well known to enjoy in the oral arts..and shit. Son. Why the fuck do I live this close to moose? Who was stoned?

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Yankees

3:10 pm November, 6 The Reverend Chad Kroeger said...

I’m getting the hang of this texting shit. Lenny and I just saw a moose (respect) licking it ‘s soon to be sexual partners ass (respect) at the side of a peat bog stoned.

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Moose are well known to enjoy in the oral arts..and shit. Son. Why the fuck do I live this close to moose? Who was stoned?

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Yankees

6:36 pm November, 6 Douchble Helix said...

Rev,

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Your mayor is one classic righteous dude.

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Signed,

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A fan.

11:14 am November, 7 jonezy said...

So, does Scalia think that this is the meaning of the right to bear arms?

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