Monday, June 23, 2008

Stuff that White People Like Me Like

I am a fan of most things satirical, and my most recent favorite bit of web satire is the blog Stuff White People Like.

Whenever I introduce a friend to this blog, I always mention, "Well, this is only a certain kind of white person. You know, the type of white person that's typical of Austin, but not, say, Lubbock."

Or if you're from Georgia instead of Texas, you could substitute Decatur for Austin and Douglasville (or Rome or Statesboro or just about anywhere else in Georgia) for Lubbock. The point being, this blog is not representative of most white people. Only progressive yuppies and hipsters who are quite common in urban areas outside of the Deep South.

I will openly and honestly admit that I am a stereotypical "white person" as defined by this blog. My new Indian roommate likes to make fun of me for this. So he counted the list and had about 30 characteristics. I counted and had 45. I guess he's whiter than he thought...

Here's my list (and feel free to compare it to my list of blog post labels for further proof of whiteness):
coffee
film festivals
farmer's markets
organic food
diversity
Barack Obama
making you feel bad about not going outside
Wes Anderson movies
non-profit organizations
tea
yoga
gifted children
awareness
traveling
writers workshops
having two last names
microbreweries
wine
David Sedaris
Manhattan (now Brooklyn too!)
not having a TV
80s night
vegan/vegtarianism
architecture
The Daily Show/Colbert Report
Arrested Development
Netflix
Apple products
indie music
sushi
plays
public radio
arts degrees
Whole Foods and grocery co-ops
vintage
irony
Sarah Silverman
dogs
kitchen gadgets
apologies
Juno
Japan
natural medicine
Toyota Prius
bicycles
knowing what's best for poor people
expensive sandwiches
recycling
standing still at concerts
Michel Gondry
study abroad
gentrification
threatening to move to Canada
musical comedy
multilingual children
the idea of soccer
graduate school
hating corporations
bad memories of high school
t-shirts
outdoor performance clothes
having gay friends
St. Patrick's Day
San Francisco
free healthcare
rugby
scarves
grammar
children's games as adults
sweaters

1 comment:

Heather P said...

I just made a post about this thanks to you.