February 3, 2009

Funniest thing today.

I clicked over to this hilarious blog via Jed and Ali's blog.

I want this book, for Justin mainly, but also because I think it looks hilarious. If black people have to laugh off the jokes about them, I can most certainly take a few white jokes. And this is just great. Hope you don't think I'm tasteless.

Here's the synopsis. Can you hear me laughing out loud?

Stuff White People Like: A Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions

They love nothing better than sipping free-trade gourmet coffee, leafing through the Sunday New York Times, and listening to David Sedaris on NPR (ideally all at the same time). Apple products, indie music, food co-ops, and vintage T-shirts make them weak in the knees.

They pretend to be unique, yet somehow they’re all exactly the same, talking abut how they “get” Sarah Silverman’s “subversive” comedy and Wes Anderson’s “droll” films. They are also down with diversity and up on all the best microbrews, breakfast spots, foreign cinema, and authentic sushi. They’re organic, ironic, and do not own TVs.

You know who they are: They’re white people. And they’re here, and you’re gonna have to deal. Fortunately, here’s a book that investigates, explains, and offers advice for finding social success with the Caucasian persuasion. So lose yourself in the ultimate guide (featuring brand-new entries and extras!) to the unbearable whiteness of being.

Check out the website for more funnies. This article is particularly great.

1 comment:

JAG said...

I'm glad you like this too! So true and so funny! :)