In Kavanaugh’s embarrassing tirade in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, he chose to employ the “HOW DARE YOU” defense, debasing himself in a jarring display of paranoid partisanship and removing any doubt that he’s unfit to hold the Supreme Court seat that he seeks. In fact, many people were left questioning whether Judge Kavanaugh should even hold his current position on the U.S. Court of Appeals.
One of the apparent outright falsehoods he told was that “Devil’s Triangle” in his yearbook was a reference, not to a threesome involving a woman and two men, but to a drinking game. Kavanaugh insisted, in between sputtering sobs, that it was a drinking game involving three glasses in a triangle and played like quarters. The only problem is: no one’s heard of this game before.
In fact, someone who attended high school in the D.C. area called bullsh*t on his unique usage.
It’s one of the most blatant lies I’ve ever seen. It’s special among the lies because it’s not a simple denial. It’s a completely fake game that he invented whole cloth. Every guy who went to my D.C.-area high school knows what “devil’s triangle” means. I’m sure Brett Kavanaugh knows what it means, too. There is no reference to this “drinking game” on the entire internet or in the entire history of books written in English. There are, however, tons of references to the other act, an act that a high school jock would be into joking about. And it’s relevant to the crime because it’s literally what Ford is accusing Kavanaugh and Judge of attempting to do.
Shortly after Kavanaugh’s testimony, someone from the House of Representatives edited the Wikipedia page for “Devil’s Triangle” to include his newly coined definition.
— congress-edits (@congressedits) September 27, 2018
In the spirit of inventing new definitions out of thin air, the Urban Dictionary decided to do Kavanaugh’s mysterious Wikipedia editing supporter one better.
But that’s the only contribution to the Urban Dictionary lexicon Kavanaugh inspired. The site also posted a new definition of his last name.
Kavanaugh, you may remember, has not only been credibly accused of sexual misconduct by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, but also his former Yale classmate Deborah Ramirez. Ramirez alleges a drunken Kavanaugh once shoved his penis in her face during a night of drinking in a dorm room. The two stories share a similar theme: an intoxicated Kavanaugh sexually humiliating a woman in front of an audience while laughing about it.
Kavanaugh’s future contributions to American jurisprudence are in doubt, but his contributions to the Urban Dictionary should remain as a testament to his odious personal behavior.