Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Satire At Its Finest

A friend from an online group recently posted this website, What White People Like and I was just about rolling the first time I saw it.

I sent it to my brother Jeff, who I refer to as my "on-call Sociologist" since he's a Sociology professor and can explain things that many of us would run the risk of misunderstanding -- and I had to ask:

"Is this the funniest thing I've ever read, or am I supposed to be offended?"

It's so hard to tell these days!

But as Dr. Jeff, On-Call Sociologist said, "It's hilarious satire."

Definitely pointed at the not just white, but white yuppie types (like us).

Oh good.

Not everyone gets it mind you. Be careful.

But I loved the list, and I've borrowed a few so you can get a taste of it:

White people like:

#26 Manhattan (now Brooklyn too!)
#19 Traveling
#16 Gifted Children
#15 Yoga
#14 Having Black Friends
#12 Non-Profit Organizations
#9 Making you feel bad about not going outside
#8 Barack Obama
#6 Organic Food
#5 Farmer’s Markets
#3 Film Festivals
#1 Coffee

Nuff said. If you want to see more, go here

1 comment:

Teri said...

Great - I've been analyzed, classified, generalized, typed and posted in one fell swoop. Dang.


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