John Mayer vs. HuffPo

by Benjamin Domenech on 8:29 am August 27, 2010

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John Mayer’s music is terrible. Which is a shame, because the guy is actually a talented guitarist with some real ability (if you don’t believe me, watch his performance on VH1′s storytellers) — he just decided that he’d rather use his music to spread the legs of a million womenfolk (Who can blame him?), instead of using his chops for good. At least the youngster’s got a self-deprecating and occasionally ingenious sense of frat-boy humor — but it’s still frustrating to see that one of the few guys out there with talent to play a sweet blues guitar solo is content to dumb down everything in the studio to make it more accessible to groupies.

That said, this latest rant of Mayer’s against the Huffington Post compensates for a great deal of douchebag on his part. After running a front-page piece which smashes together quotes from songs and portions of his dialogue during a recent concert to suggest Mayer is back with former girlfriend Jennifer Aniston, Mayer responds:

The reason I’m calling you out instead of all the other magazines that make stories up out of thin air is that In Touch and Star Magazine aren’t concurrently writing pieces about Pat Tillman or WikiLeaks. Those other rags know who they are, and even if they’re obnoxious, I’d rather have to live with them because they (and the rest of the world) know where they stand, which doesn’t make them one tenth as dangerous as you are. You’re a stripper wearing reading glasses. Or maybe you’re an insolvent law student willing to dance for a few extra dollars. Either way, it’s uncomfortable to watch you try to wrap yourself around a pole when you have that C-Span scar.

Ouch. Congrats, HuffPo. You just got pwned by John Mayer.

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