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John Mayer Doesn't Care That You Think He's a Douchebag

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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GOLD STANDARD IN 'BAGGERY John

Say what you will about the guy's music, but John Mayer's blog is actually kind of funny. (Perhaps he should pursue a career as a stand-up comic! Or perhaps not). Yesterday, sifting through the year that was in language and ideas, Mayer took some time to jot down his thoughts on a word he notes was liberally tossed around in 2007: "douchebag."

John, you see, has frequently been called a douchebag, and isn't quite sure why:

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"Trouble is, I'm not really clear on what it means, and I don't know that anyone does. I know that I get called one. Pete Wentz from Fallout Boy, by measure of a google search, is a douchebag 11,100 times over, or the number of results that the search engine says exist. Zach Braff, who himself wrote one of the better films I've seen in the last decade is also frequently 'bagged, as is some guy named Brody Jenner. In fact, if you want to go big, so is Michael Stipe, Bono ("supreme douchebag"), Thom Yorke, Will Smith and Brad Pitt."

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