circle jerk

circle jerk

1. vulgar slang A gathering in which males masturbate ("jerk off") together, perhaps while standing in a circle.
2. vulgar slang By extension, something that is ultimately pointless but pleases and gratifies the participants. The so-called "group discussion" was just a circle jerk of people who love to hear themselves talk.
See also: circle, jerk

circle-jerk

1. n. a gathering of males performing mutual masturbation. (Partly jocular. Usually objectionable.) There were twelve boys involved in a circle-jerk, and the principal caught them.
2. n. a boring or time-wasting meeting. (From sense 1) That board meeting was the typical circle-jerk that it always is.
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"The circle jerk of mockery and self-congratulation was so intense I didn't even notice I was at its center."
It's a circle jerk perpetuated by those on the artistic and business side of the music industry.
Wade comes across like a tweaked-out meth-head, a schizophrenic shaman indoctrinating us into a bizarre circle jerk. Funnily enough, we are asked to sit in a large circle.
Excellent facilities, talented horses, able horsemen - but, without the betting, a circle jerk, existing only for itself.
Perhaps they sense it might interfere with the circle jerk in cyberspace--the endless mutual self-infatuation that is one of the less attractive aspects of the blogging phenom.
Rush Limbaugh said that what took place at Abu Ghraib was "no different than what happens at the Skull and Bones initiation," as if hooking blindfolded POWs up to electrical wires or sodomizing them with chemical light sticks was the same as a fraternity circle jerk. Columnist Linda Chavez invoked a Girls Gone Wild scenario, fingering gender integration of the troops as the key.
Will and Samuelson had a neocon circle jerk. Samuelson bemoaned the fact that "this entitlement psychology has attained a massive grip on popular consciousness." But you can be sure that no such "entitlement mentality" grips Robert Allen, CEO of AT&T (salary: $3.4 million) or Walter Shipley, CEO of Chemical/Chase Manhattan ($2.5 million).
But in place of a Vietnam reference, brown paint smeared along the bottom spells out ISIS and us circle jerk, landing us squarely in the apocalyptic present.
The impression is of a conceptual circle jerk in which no one can quite get it up.
That means, I suppose, that the company set up to co-finance films was itself planning to pass the hat to other companies set up to co-finance films -- the ultimate fiscal circle jerk.
"Hey, dude, let's do a circle jerk at the sperm bank!"
music Greg Hetson, guitarist for the influential hardcore punk bands Redd Kross, Circle Jerks and Bad Religion, will join in the fun on July 25, in what is shaping up to be a celebration of two punk pioneers.
In their first release, Betrayed played punk under the influence of US hardcore bands like Circle Jerks and Black Flag.
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Their topics include stretched skulls: anamorphic games and the Momento Mortem Mortis; the blind spots: The Phantom Pain, The Helen Keller Simulator, and disability in games; and breaking the metagame: feminist spoilsports and magic circle jerks. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)