NYC Prep premiered this week and it did not disappoint. The kids on this show are so affected that it was difficult to watch at times. It was one of those cringe worthy shows where you almost want to cover your eyes because you're so embarrassed on behalf of the people on screen.
Naturally, I managed to watch the entire 60 minutes, plus the 30 minute preview special.
After spending a full hour and a half with PC, I knew that it was time to break out the D-Bag-O-Meter (patent pending). Laura and I have been hard at work conceptualizing the D-Bag-O-Meter (patent pending) for some time now, and thanks to the help of our Photoshop Genius Sister (patent not pending) it's finally ready for public consumption.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term D-Bag (aka Douchebag) I give you Wickipedia:
"Douchebag, or simply douche, is considered to be a pejorative term in North America. In other English speaking countries the term is not well known. The slang usage of the term dates back to the 1960s. The term implies a variety of negative qualities, specifically arrogance and engaging in obnoxious and/or irritating actions without malicious intent. It is generally used for males only."
Yes, it's a little crass, but it's the perfect way to describe those guys that think they're too cool for school when they're actually total poseurs. Famous d-bags include men like Slade Smiley, Jesse Metcalfe, Chad Michael Murray and John Mayer. A true D-Bag takes himself extraordinarilty seriously and can often be seen wearing marves (man scarves) and mandals (man sandals).
Exhibit A: Watch a D-Bag in action as PC uses the term "gal friends" without a hint of irony.
Please see below for your official ranking on the D-Bag-O-Meter (patent pending). As you can see, George is the quintessential non-douche, while Spencer is as douchy as they come.
You, dear PC, have just earned yourself a "serious d-bag" rating with your performance in the NYC Prep premier.
Thanks for playing.