SWPL

I may be a little behind on this current internet phenom – Stuff White People Like. Pretty damn funny. It’s not about all white people, but the types that are NYT readers, socially-aware, eco-concious, and privileged in a way that is rarely-if-ever associated with people of color. Among nalgene bottlethe things THESE white people like are: Barack Obama, Whole Foods, David Sedaris, and public radio. ouch.

…like one of those expensive “Nalgene bottles.” White people are always talking about their “Nalgene’s” and how they won’t break, even if they’re dropped from the top of a rock wall or something

The dinner party is the opportunity for white people to be judged on their taste in food, wine, furniture, art, interior design, music, and books. Outside of dictatorships and a few murder trials, there might not be a more rigorous judgment process in the modern world

Yes, that Ira guy (of This American Life) deserves such an incredibly hard kick to the groin. So annoying and smug. Smugness is the worst when it’s (poorly) masked in that mix of complacency/bewilderment/innocence with which those pussy NPR commentators tinge their whispering.

If they are hit on by a member of the same sex, it provides them with a valuable story that they can use to prove to their other friends that they are more progressive and tolerant. “(at the gay bar) this guy/girl hit on me, I said I was ’straight but not narrow,’ and it was totally chill. Oh, you went to an Irish bar this weekend? That’s cool, I guess. “

Soooo funny. Is “re-useable shopping bags” on here yet?

The site is not without its detractors, in fact the critique here is how I discovered the site. And its not entirely original. I recall visiting http://www.blackpeopleloveus.com with amusement a couple of years ago (read the letters section for reallife morons who don’t get the joke.)

2 thoughts on “SWPL”

  1. OK, OK, Ok. Guilty as charged. Obama. David Sedaris! Whole Foods.

    ‘Cept for the part about TAL. Ira Glass did recently describe himself as a “slightly femmie” NPR announcer. (Check out the testorone episode.) Which kinda legitimatizes it, doesn’t it?

    OK, maybe not.

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  2. As a truly white person, I am trading in my Nalgene for a stainless steel water bottle. I am proud of my whiteness. And if you know anything about David Sedaris, it is that his delivery is 90% of the humor.

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