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Quotables aka John Mayer, Why Must You Tempt Me, So?


“What if I had a booth on the street and I said, ‘Attention, everybody who hates me: If you have a problem with me, I’m ready to hear your gripes! I will be outside the Barneys store on 60th Street from two to four this afternoon. I will not be speaking to fans. I will only be speaking to people who do not like me. Come out and let me have it. I will not speak back.’ 

“How many people do you think would be standing there? I’m talking about people getting the chance to tell me directly, ‘I think you’re a douchebag.’ You know how many people would do it? Ze-ro. You know what they’d do? They’d walk up and say, ‘I’m just messin’ with ya.’ And you know what I’d say? I’d say, ‘You’re a douchebag!'”

John Mayer in a Details interview, really just tempting me.  Please let this booth be built, John.  I will be first in line to prove your little theory wrong.  Who’s with me?

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  • I personally like John Mayer, but he might get a larger crowd if he added a “no metal detectors” clause.

    • Don’t feel guilty. He is one of my favorite artists. And I don’t think he’s really a douchebag…I think he’s funny!

    • No. Not at all. I love his music. His music is beautiful and soulful and sweet. HE is the problem. If he were just more like the guy he seems to be in his music it would all be good.

  • I live in the city and I would def line up to say, “It’s true, I think you’re a douche. I would like to no longer read about you so please stop dating famous chicks, making out with Perez for publicity and please, no more of that bathing suit from Borat. Have a nice day, buh-bye!”

  • I actually DO like his music. My problem with him is when he opens his mouth to do anything but sing (yeah, even his yawns annoy me, WHAT OF IT?). The worst part is, if he had just shut his pie hole and made some music, he may have been able to keep his douchiness a secret. But oh wait, talent alone can’t give you the kind of fame that Twitter, the paparazzi, and giving dumb interviews can.

    I’ll meet you on 60th when this day comes, Wendie and A-2.

    • completely agree. i LOVE his music and have been to every tour he’s had, but he is such a fucking douche bag and i would love the chance to tell him that. if he just stood there looking pretty, playing guitar, and singing things would be cool. but no, that is just too much to ask.

  • Ok, so I used to listen to a radio show that played ‘Douche, Not a Douche’ every time John Mayer did something newsworthy, and now my brain can’t stop playing it every time he pops up anywhere. It’s a cumulative, gut-feeling based score. Though there at one time was a compelling argument for the dude just having a great sense of humor about himself, that ship has sailed long ago, and the overwhelming evidence points to him being a douchebag, so much so that when I saw the headline and the top half of that grammys-as-tits photo I just though “Oh no, how can Wendie be in love with John Mayer? He’s such a douche!” (well played Wendie, by the way).

    I think one of the features of being a douchebag is you can’t recognize it in yourself or register it when other people call you one (much like hipsters), but obviously it’s been said enough to him that he’s aware of it, at which point I believe it becomes a case of “who ever denied it, supplied it”

  • Are you people serious???? John Mayer doing actual MUSIC????

    No. He. Doesn’t. He whines while breathing too loudly. Adding stupid sappy nonsense words that trigger the gag reflex.

    He is silly and will fade away soon enough.