March 1st, 2008

White People

Via Neatorama: Stuff White People Like. a blog devoted to listing “stuff white people like”. Funny stuff. Just reading the first page, all these articles strike a chord:

#78 Multilingual Children

…As white people age, they start to feel more and more angry with their parents for raising them in a monolingual home. At some point in their lives, most white people attempt to learn a second language and are generally unable to get past ordering in a restaurant or over-pronouncing a few key words. This failure is not attributed to their lack of effort, but rather their parents who didn’t teach them a new language during their formative years…

#72 Study Abroad

By attending school in another country, white people are technically living in another country. This is important as it gives them the opportunity to insert that fact into any sentence they please. “When I used to live in [insert country], I would always ride the train to school. The people I’d see were inspiring.”

And this one scares me:

#68 Michel Gondry

…Between the ages of 16-20, all white people go through a phase where they aspire to become a music video director. This is followed shortly by a phase where they want to become a regular director. But in both cases, they don’t want to produce generic content, they want to create art. As a result, the two directors who have achieved this (Spike Jonez is the other) are universally beloved by white people…

Although I relate to a lot of the topics, they are not all completely dead-on. Honest! I am practically black!!

Ok shit.

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