I was recently spouting off, with a fair amount of smug self appreciation, about how little television I watch. My good friend, who has probably endured my unsolicited viewership habit report on several occasions, replied back…
That’s something white people like to do… not watch TV and then tell other people about it.
He then informed me of an entire website (and book) dedicated to cataloging stuff white people like. And sure enough, there I am… number 28, “Not Having a TV”. Ok, so technically I do have a TV… several actually… but I rarely use them to actually watch television programming. It truly took me 20 minutes on the phone when ordering my internet package to convince them that I did not want TV with it, the temptation to watch 37 hours of straight History Channel during the “Tale of the Gun” marathon is too great for me to resist.
Anyway, a full perusing of the list revealed much more of my apparent “whiteness”…
It does seem to be tailored to a specific type of white person. Nascar does not make this list, which may be all that needs to be said in order to describe the type of white person this list intends to quantify. Nevertheless, they got me on several counts… and I enjoyed the biting wit and sarcasm that oozed from each racist wound. It’s a bit like the Onion, but hits so much closer to home… I think the Onion probably deserves to be on the list as well.
- #115 Promising to Learn a New Language
- #107 Self Aware Hip Hop References
#102 Children’s Games as Adults
- #87 Outdoor Performance Clothes
- #44 Public Radio
- #9 Making you feel bad about not going outside