Posted by: iamlillian | August 6, 2009

Book: Stuff White People Like

If you are bored enough to read this for yourself… =P

“The Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions”

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Picked this book off the bookshelves in Borders last week. Was flipping through the pages and found some interesting ‘facts’ according to this author, Christian Lander – the creator of the website Stuff White People Like. He is a PhD dropout who was the 2006 public speaking instructor of the year at Indiana University.

We managed to borrowed the book from the city council library and now having a few good laughs reading it.  =P

here are some of the interesting ones…

Coffee

“There is no doubt that white people love coffee. Yes, It’s true that Asians like iced coffee and people of all races enjoy a cup. But it is a certainty that the first person at your school to drink coffee was a white person. It was obvious that they didn’t enjoy it, but they did anyway, until they liked it – like cigarettes.

As white people begin to age, a genuine taste for coffee will emerge. During this time white people will also develop a self-proclaimed ‘addiction’. This leads to them saying things like “You do not want to see me before I get my morning coffee.”


Religions Their Parents Don’t Belong To

White people will often say they are “spiritual” but not religious. This usually means that they will believe in any religion that doesn’t involve Jesus. The most popular choices include Buddhism, Hinduism, Kabbalah, and, to a lesser extent, Scientology. A few even dip into Islam, but that’s much rarer, since you have to make real sacrifices and  and actually go to a mosque.

When a white person tells you “I’m a Buddhist/Hindu/Kabbalahist,” the best thing to do is ask how they arrived at their religious decision. The story will likely involve a trip to Thailand or a college class on religion.

Asian Girls

95% of white males have at one point in their lives, experienced yellow fever. Many factors have contributed to this phenomenon such as guilt from head taxes, internment camps, dropping the Nuclear bomb and the Viet Nam War . This exchange works both ways as asian girls have a tendency to go for white guys. (White girls never go for asian guys. Bruce Lee and Paul Kariya’s dad are the only recorded instances in modern history). Asian girls often to do this to get back at their strict traditional fathers. There is also the option of dating black guys, but they know deep down that this would give their non-english speaking grandmother(s) a heart attack.

White men love asian women so much that they will go to extremes such as stating that Sandra Oh is sexy, teaching English in Asia, playing in a coed volleyball league, or attending institutions such as UBC or UCLA (please note that both schools’ colors of “blue” and “yellow” are intentional also the “A” in “UCLA” stand for “Asian” while the “B” in “UBC” stands for “Billion” try and figure out what the rest of the letters stand for). Another factor that draws white guys to asian women is that white women are jealous of them.

http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2008/01/20/11-asian-girls/

Facebook

In the early days, white people joined a social networking service called Friendster where they could connect with old friends and make new ones. Eventually, white people started to notice more and more of their friends on MySpace, so they closed their Friendster accounts and migrated to the new service. It was like living in a neighborhood that was pretty good but kind of far away, so you might have to miss out on a few parties. Needless to say, this was unacceptable.

For a brief period of time, MySpace was the site where everyone kept their profile and managed their friendships. But soon, the service began to attract fake profiles, the wrong kind of white people, and struggling musicians. In real world terms, these three developments would be equivalent to a check cashing store, a TGIFridays, and a housing project. All which strike fear in the hearts of white people.

White people were nervous but had nowhere else to go. Then Facebook came along and offered advanced privacy settings, closed networks, and a clean interface. In respective real world terms, these features are analogous to an apartment or house with a security system/doorman, an alumni dinner, and a homeowners association that protects the aesthetics of the neighborhood.  In spite of these advances, some white people still clung to their old MySpace accounts.  That was until they learned that Facebook started, like so many things beloved by white people, at Harvard.

http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2008/07/31/106-facebook/

Barack Obama

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Because white people are afraid that if they don’t like him that they will be called racist.

http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2008/01/19/8-barack-obama/

For a full list of Stuff White People Like click on this link

http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/full-list-of-stuff-white-people-like/

http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com – Blog Stats – 59,777,365 hits

Have a read, and see if you agree with the author.

Facts or just stereotyping? =P

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