It’s Thursday, and that means another addition to our Dictionary of National D-bags. Today’s honored d-bag is comedian, cop, fireman and all around hero Denis Leary.
Leary became famous in the early 90s for his “rants” and for popularizing the d-bag ethos with his his sardonic song about the American lower-middle-class male, “Asshole“.
Though in private Leary is often a decent guy, he maintains a d-bag public persona so that his core fan base is not disillusioned and stop patronizing the advertisers of cigars and erectile dysfunction cures advertized on his TV shows. If d-bags thought Leary was merely being ironic for satirical purposes, they might reflect on why being a d-bag is undesirable, which could lead them to promote peace, tolerance, and good grammar.