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Apr 21, 2008, 02:58 PM
 
Fun to read even if you're not white! I found this list to be disturbingly accurate and hilarious. I have determined that irregardless of my actual race I am approximately 65% white.

In particular, check out #40

Link: http://http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.wordpress.com/full-list-of-stuff-white-people-like/
     
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Apr 21, 2008, 03:07 PM
 
They could at least have provided a picture of the headquarters for #48. It's an amazing place.

For the record, I ain't that white-and from that list, it's pretty obvious. I do like some entries, but I've never been to San Francisco, I'm not moving to Canada (ever-nothin' but love, guys, but it's not home), I'm a Honda fan, and (GASP!) I'm not personal fan of weed. I do like coffee, though, so I must have something going for me.

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Apr 21, 2008, 03:30 PM
 
Despite being so white I’m almost pink, I am apparently only about 37 per cent white by these standards.

I have determined that irregardless of my actual race I am approximately 65% white.
Please tell me that one was on purpose?
     
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Apr 21, 2008, 03:47 PM
 
I'm about 60% white myself.
     
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Apr 21, 2008, 03:56 PM
 
I wonder if I created a blog, how black are you and started putting stereotypical stuff down, how much of an uproar that would have created.
     
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Apr 21, 2008, 04:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by MacosNerd View Post
I wonder if I created a blog, how black are you and started putting stereotypical stuff down, how much of an uproar that would have created.
There's probably one somewhere actually. Find it and start a thread!
     
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Originally Posted by Zeeb View Post
I have determined that irregardless of my actual race I am approximately 65% white...
Or related to George Bush.
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you will understand why I dismiss yours." - Stephen F. Roberts
     
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Apr 21, 2008, 04:09 PM
 
Originally Posted by MacosNerd View Post
I wonder if I created a blog, how black are you and started putting stereotypical stuff down, how much of an uproar that would have created.
So are you actually offended, or are you bitching for the sake of doing so?
     
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Apr 21, 2008, 04:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by olePigeon View Post
Or related to George Bush.
Hey, I did that one already! Find your own grammatical faux pas to quip about!
     
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Apr 21, 2008, 04:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Hey, I did that one already! Find your own grammatical faux pas to quip about!
No need to go nuke-ular about it.
     
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Apr 21, 2008, 04:17 PM
 
"how much is a bRazillion?"
( Last edited by brassplayersrock²; Apr 21, 2008 at 04:22 PM. Reason: blasted R)
     
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Apr 21, 2008, 04:18 PM
 
Well, I guess I'm not very white. I like coffee, tea, sushi, and t-shirts. Everything else I'm either bored by or lukewarm too. (I mean, I'll watch the Colbert Report, but I estimate that I watch it less than once a month.)
     
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Apr 21, 2008, 04:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
No need to go nuke-ular about it.
Now you’re just grasping at straws.

"how much is a bazillion?"
Half of an eleventillion.
     
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damn, i didn't put the r in there
     
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Apr 21, 2008, 04:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Despite being so white I’m almost pink, I am apparently only about 37 per cent white by these standards.

"I have determined that irregardless of my actual race I am approximately 65% white."

Please tell me that one was on purpose?
Hey man, this is the era of NO LABELS. I can be biologically white but my soul can be Black, Hispanic, Native American or whatever pop culture tells me I can be at any one moment.
     
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Originally Posted by Zeeb View Post
Hey man, this is the era of NO LABELS. I can be biologically white but my soul can be Black, Hispanic, Native American or whatever pop culture tells me I can be at any one moment.
The fact that you appear not to have immediately deciphered what my pseudo-condescending witticism was directed at leads me to believe, sadly, that it was not on purpose.

Luckily, olePigeon is cruder and less subtle than I, and has doubtless instilled some sense in you.
     
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Apr 21, 2008, 04:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
The fact that you appear not to have immediately deciphered what my pseudo-condescending witticism was directed at leads me to believe, sadly, that it was not on purpose.

Luckily, olePigeon is cruder and less subtle than I, and has doubtless instilled some sense in you.
What does "pseudo-condescending witticism" mean? I wish I was related to George Bush, then I'd be rich.
     
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Apr 21, 2008, 05:37 PM
 
I'm part eggplant.
     
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Apr 21, 2008, 06:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by MacosNerd View Post
I wonder if I created a blog, how black are you and started putting stereotypical stuff down, how much of an uproar that would have created.
It's actually quite common for people to take some group they belong to and make a "You might be an X if…" list. I've seen it for white people, Mexicans, zookeepers, grad students and a bunch of other groups. This is basically a more sarcastic variant.
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Apr 21, 2008, 06:22 PM
 
According to the list I am only 22% white.
     
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Apr 21, 2008, 06:37 PM
 
I score 49/95 = 51% white.
     
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Apr 21, 2008, 07:26 PM
 
I didn't do the math, but I'm somewhere around 33%, and I'm the whitest person ever. I'm just not a hippy loving yuppie.
     
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Apr 21, 2008, 07:32 PM
 
21%

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Apr 21, 2008, 07:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
So are you actually offended, or are you bitching for the sake of doing so?
I'm not offended, takes more then that to get under my skin.

I'm just saying that there's a double standard when it comes to poking fun at white people. Like I said, it would not fly over to well if I created a website who black are you, but its perfectly acceptable to do that to white folks.
     
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Apr 21, 2008, 07:41 PM
 
Originally Posted by MacosNerd View Post
I'm not offended, takes more then that to get under my skin.

I'm just saying that there's a double standard when it comes to poking fun at white people. Like I said, it would not fly over to well if I created a website who black are you, but its perfectly acceptable to do that to white folks.
You realize the site is by a white man, right?
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Originally Posted by Chuckit View Post
You realize the site is by a white man, right?
yeah, and I'm just sayin that its a double standard that's all.
     
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Apr 21, 2008, 07:44 PM
 
22/95

It's hard to live in San Francisco and not have dinner parties and invite your gay friends over.
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Originally Posted by MacosNerd View Post
yeah, and I'm just sayin that its a double standard that's all.
But comedians who come from ethnic minorities make fun of their own groups all the time. How is that a double standard?
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Originally Posted by abe View Post
22/95

It's hard to live in San Francisco and not have dinner parties and invite your gay friends over.
Why is it any harder not to have dinner parties in San Francisco than anywhere else in the world?
     
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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Why is it any harder not to have dinner parties in San Francisco than anywhere else in the world?
It's a funny thing. Maybe it was just the neighborhood and the people already there who established the norm which I just became part of when I moved there. Maybe it was because there is such a fun sense of freedom and acceptance and the appreciation of where we all were. (Few natives in my crowd.)

Haven't done the dinner party thing anywhere else, except in West Hollywood.
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Apr 21, 2008, 08:24 PM
 
Is there a way of going from entry to entry without going back and forward to the full list or am I blind and this isn't shitty web design?

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Apr 21, 2008, 08:43 PM
 
Crap. I'm only 10.5% white. I'm so #47 because I have a BFA, so maybe that should count for extra.
Shouldn't Racist be on the list somewhere, followed by Ridiculously Not Racist? Either hating most minorities or wearing acceptance of minorities like a flipping merit badge is the two sides of being white in 'Merica.
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Apr 21, 2008, 09:39 PM
 
I gotta say I am with MacosNerd on this one. Any other race and this would not fly.

I am not offended that it was made, as inaccurately as it is obviously, but that other races would probably freak out if one was made mocking them.
     
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Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
I gotta say I am with MacosNerd on this one. Any other race and this would not fly.

I am not offended that it was made, as inaccurately as it is obviously, but that other races would probably freak out if one was made mocking them.
I think reality refutes your hypothesis. Carlos Mencia makes fun of Mexicans. Chris Rock makes fun of blacks. Jerry Seinfeld makes fun of Jews. Margaret Cho makes fun of Koreans. And yet they're all quite successful. So it appears this does fly with other races.
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Originally Posted by Chuckit View Post
I think reality refutes your hypothesis. Carlos Mencia makes fun of Mexicans. Chris Rock makes fun of blacks. Jerry Seinfeld makes fun of Jews. Margaret Cho makes fun of Koreans. And yet they're all quite successful. So it appears this does fly with other races.
I am not talking about stand up comedy.
     
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Is written comedy that much different?
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Originally Posted by Chuckit View Post
I think reality refutes your hypothesis. Carlos Mencia makes fun of Mexicans. Chris Rock makes fun of blacks. Jerry Seinfeld makes fun of Jews. Margaret Cho makes fun of Koreans. And yet they're all quite successful. So it appears this does fly with other races.
Carlos MenStealya only makes fun of Mexicans with material he has lifted from other comedians. Not that this refutes your assertion, really. More just an observation.
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Is written comedy that much different?
Yes.
     
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Apr 22, 2008, 12:57 AM
 
44/95
     
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10/95
     
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A lot of these FAIL.

E.g.
Never underestimate the importance of t-shirts to white culture. It is an essential tool in determining the social rank, desirability, and value of a white person.
Heck, this makes MUCH more sense if you substitute white with blackfrigan-american.

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You of course have to understand that by "white", the blog really means "white, young, liberal, and living in a metropolitan area."
     
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Originally Posted by Mithras View Post
You of course have to understand that by "white", the blog really means "white, young, liberal, and living in a metropolitan area."
Yeah, but isn't that ALL whites ?

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This thread is full of insight.
     
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The blog is satire. The author himself is white.

But it really should be called "things urban yuppies like." I know plenty of Black yuppies (esp from college) that more than fit the description.
     
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Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
A lot of these FAIL.

E.g.


Heck, this makes MUCH more sense if you substitute white with blackfrigan-american.

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Call me stupid or perspicacious or whatever, but I sort of thought that was the whole point of the whole Stuff White People Like phenomenon: that not a single of the things listed are any more applicable to white people than to any other group. No?
     
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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
: that not a single of the things listed are any more applicable to white people than to any other group. No?
I don't think so, but heck, I didn't study it in depth.

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