Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Stuff White People Like: The Blog "Stuff White People Like"

No need to post the link here. You all know the blog from forwarded emails and away messages, or perhaps from white culture expert firebird, who brought the phenomenon to the D way back in February (thanks to his sources in the Movement). And i'm sure you've all heard by now that the creator of this internet gem scored a sweet book deal and is basically living the dream.

Random House has made a good investment here, because if there's one thing white people like, it's a chance to make fun of themselves as a racial group. Actually, that's something Americans of all races enjoy. Think of all the "famous" comics (both good and bad) who capitalized on this: Richard Pryor, Dave Chapelle, Russell Peters, Carlos Mencia, Larry the Cable Guy, to name a few. And I bet every single one of you, if your life depended on it, could rattle off 5 "You Might Be A Redneck If" jokes. But Stuff White People Like satirizes the other half, those who talk incessantly about their poodles, as opposed to those who have at some point been involved in a custody dispute over a hunting dog (a jeff foxworthy original, btw).

Thank you, Stuff White People Like. Now I can make jokes about race around my liberal, well-educated friends without that awkward silence. It's been a while, ever since I learned in college not to be racist and had to put away that Chris Rock routine every white kid in Ohio new by heart.

Hey, publishers, check out this hilarious shit:

Q: What do you call 15 white people you find randomly on the street?

A: Racist motherfuckers!

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