Friday, March 28, 2008

Stuff White People Like

First there was Black People Love Us!, then Rent-a-Negro, and now there is Stuff White People Like. Viral blogs satirizing political correctness/incorrectness. And it's hilarious. My son forwarded the link to me and I've only read a few posts so far, but it is really funny and I will be a regular reader. Stuff White People Like says this about San Francisco.
The City of San Francisco has a very multicultural population that ranges from white to gay to Asian. Within white culture this known as “ideal diversity” for its provision of exotic restaurants while simultaneously preserving property values.
It has a regular feature, White People in the News, where readers email in news stories with stuff white people like in them. Like this one.
By Michelle Quinn
The Los Angeles, Times, March 22, 2008

“Wil Shipley, a Seattle software developer, uses his iPhone at the Whole Foods fish counter to check websites for updates on which seafood is the most environmentally correct to purchase. He quizzes the staff on where and how a fish was caught. Because he carries the Internet with him, “I can be super-picky,” he said.”

Sent in by Stephen, an English grad student living in Florida, who likes the British site BeThinking.
They get a shout out and a link to their blog for their troubles. And congratulations to blogger Christian Lander, because he just landed a book deal. There is one thing I find disturbing about the blog, there's a list of 92 things white people like and there's a lot of things I like on the list.
  • coffee
  • microbreweries
  • hating corporations
  • religions their parents don't belong to
  • wine
  • St. Patrick's Day
  • organic foods
  • San Francisco
  • Barack Obama....
The list goes on. I'm not sure what it means, but I'm concerned.


Anonymous said...

The site has gotten a little bit lame since his book deal. Good thing there are some pretty decent "spinoffs."

arevolutionofone said...

Anonymous, you wouldn't be promoting your own rip-off of stuff white people like would you? Is this a sock puppet?