Bronwyn C and Fans at WFMU Declare Judge Roy Pearson Douche of the Year

So this past Friday, June 6th (right after a fantastic show by Billy Jam) Killing Time with Bronwyn C’s show started promptly on time-but with a twist! This episode was wholly dedicated to what is normally just a segment on her show; “Douche of the Week.” In, said segment, she reads the fans some news item about some human being (from anywhere in the world) who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to display the worst attributes of their humanity. Almost always it’s never damage the only affects the perpetrator, but something the spills if not ejects to the people around them. In my mind these people are just asses, but to Bronwyn these people are “douches.” So the title of the show was “Douche of the Week Bracketology Special!” And I can probably safely guess she knows nothing about my spoof website form late 1999 “The Temple of Davidology.” But before I go on let me give you a link to the show’s podcast AND playlist . The playlists at WFMU may be one of the more unique things they’ve got going over there; the listeners can actually comment as the DJ adds information. It’s interactive-as the kids say. So you can see my comments and all the other people’s too as we voiced our opinions and casts our votes. Oh, this DJ’s got a lot on the ball, she even wrote a book or 2 a few years ago…

Bronwyn chose 16 people and the goal was to whittle down to number 1 via pairing up 2 at a time and voting. She gave each grouping a name too, like the Stinky Sixteen, the Terrible Two. I forget 8 and 4, but it might have been Frightful Four. And the names of the “contestants” are sort of all there on the playlist. And as a listening I have to say; it was a captivating hour. And half of that was because you didn’t know if there was going to be enough time, and the other half was trying to cast a vote in time before they made a decision. But the odd thing that revealed itself as we listened to one horrible act after another was that people do bad things, and after a while you kind of divide that bad activity into 2 categories; people who just don’t give a fuck about anybody else, and people who clearly have “problems.” Some people DO overlap (like my horrible ex-girlfriend) but when you look at bad behavior you DO start to think in terms of “is he evil or just stupid ?” Classic and perfect example; George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. Isn’t it clear which side of the divide each of these guys fall on?

But all that only brings us to the winner of this contest Judge Roy Pearson Jr . A few weeks back I wrote about how a lot of black people like myself have to live in this sort of constant fear that when we turn on the news somebody black is going to be doing something…black. And yeah, I know the country is going apeshit for Obama. But that’s 6 months out of my nearly 41 year, so that’s a drop in the bucket if you count the number of days I’ve been aware of the nightly news. And a as many of you recall a certain Reverend Wright prompted me to write a piece about how black culture is self-destructive in a crab-like way. The analogy being the crab catchers don’t need to put lids on the baskets because if one tries to climb out, the other crabs will pull him back down into the much with the rest of ‘em. This is easily one of the top 5 problems in black culture. This NEED to be display idiocy in public.

So how did Judge Roy display his idiocy and manage to win a Douche of the Year contest? A contest that went from June 1 2007 to June 1 2008? I mean that’s a lot of douches! Well he lives in the Washington D.C. area and his local cleaners had the NERVE to have a sign posted that said “satisfaction guaranteed.” The cleaner owners were a couple of South Korean Immigrants, the Chungs. Well, they lost his pants. And Judge Roy decided to sue using a rarely enforced obscure “consumer satisfaction” law that compounded the lost amount exponentially to the point that he went to court with a 67 million dollar law suit. The cleaners managed to have found the pants AND they offered him 12 THOUSAND DOLLARS. For his PANTS! So he reduced the suit to 54 million dollars. And are you ready for the best part? He worked for the city for 25 years providing "civil legal assistance to indigent residents of the District of Columbia.”

5 thoughts on “Bronwyn C and Fans at WFMU Declare Judge Roy Pearson Douche of the Year

  1. Mate, I really love your content, but I find the way you put your text, a bit difficult to read… and sometimes I don’t finish the reading process…
    may be putting the Font as Verdana (10) and adding some brakes will make it easier to read.

    Take care

  2. Hi Gab
    Yeah you’re right. The choice was made months ago for a specific reason, and now that reason doesn’t even exist anymore. I’ve got a “total text” type plugin. I’ll see if I can get something to enlarge the entire site.

    Not to mention half a dozen issues, I’m trying resolve around here- errors, errors, errors…

    But I do appreciate the compliment and the effort to read. I write long pieces so I know it takes a real trooper to hang in there. My ads, pictures and bold are my technique to break up the pieces, but I probably need to do more weird stuff…

  3. Dave, where have you been? Are you okay? I need something new to read when I visit here! No pressure or anything, I know life can get busy. Just wanted to make sure you’re still alive and kicking 🙂

  4. Hi Chelle
    Really appreciate the visits! Yeah it’s weird (I’ve been answering this question in various posts around the blog depending on where people decide to ask it). But the traffic is almost exactly the same with me NOT writing, so everyday I think about coming back and then I’m like “why bother.”

    Hahaha, but I’m trying to get my money sites up. I had a HUGE setup a few weeks ago, so I’m trying to make up for the loss with those sites. My only sort of non-money site I am still updating daily is

    Of course I’ve also got that archive menu bar at the top of the page and there are 250 articles here-but then the editing gets worse the further back in time you go! 🙂

    AND it’s close to the anniversary of my woman leaving me last year by cheating on me, so my head is…elsewhere. Thanks again.

  5. That’s okay…I was just worried you had disappeared, lol. Maybe if you don’t post in awhile you should just right “hey, i’m still alive”

    Hope the new sites go well, I have been slowly starting a few more so I can definitely understand not having any time!

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