Wednesday, August 26, 2009



GQ Magazine (that’s Gay Quarterly [not that there is anything wrong with that]) appears to have a blog called…what else?...Men’s Style.

These stylish lads have come up with an incredibly enlightening feature called “AMERICA'S 25 DOUCHIEST COLLEGES – GQ’s first-ever guide to our nation’s Ivoriest Towers of douchery.” And yes, if using the word “douche” a zillion times makes you uncomfortable, better scroll down now, because, apparently, it is somebody at GQ’s new favorite word.

Of course, two ACC schools made the list.

At #25 – The University of Virginia. So saith GQ: Home of: The Blue-Blazer Douche. Affectations: The side part; the insistence on referring to your school as "the University," our third president as "Mr. Jefferson," the quad as "the lawn," and the Civil War as the "War Between the States." Overheard in the bleachers: "Well, at least our football players actually go to class and—hey, Dylan, this mint julep is outstanding." In ten years, will be: A member of an exclusive country club. Maybe a philandering public official. Not unlikely a lobbyist for a tobacco company. Possibly all three. Honorable-mention blue-blazer institutions: Duke, William & Mary, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, Sewanee.

At #2 and just barely losing to top honoree Brown – Duke University: Home of: The O.D. (Original Douche). Affectations: Pressed oxford; Goldman Sachs summer-internship tote; always ending the party by taking your shirt off and wrestling a guy named Schmitty. A peek inside: They're probably number one. But we'd rather not rank Duke number one at anything. In ten years, will be: Still trying to re-create the golden age of banking while wearing driving mocs and no socks. (Hey, the T.A.H. editor is wearing mocs and no socks at this very moment which proves that stereotyping is WRONG, very, VERY WRONG, Mr. GQ Magazine...person...)

Sorry Jr., but Randolp Macon was the other Virginia college to make the list at #23. Here’s the Gay Quarterly profile:

Home of: The quote-unquote College Douche. A peek inside: Known as "the country club of higher education." Or "where Waspy dudes from Roanoke gather to text each other during class." Affectation: Classes. In ten years, will be: Plotting the fake murder of your father with the pilot of his private plane, splitting the insurance money, and later being arrested on a fan boat in the Everglades.

What??? GQ is “Gentlemen’s Quarterly?”…oops, our bad.

What kind of "gentleman" says "douchiest?"

To see the whole list,
click here.

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