Saturday, March 21, 2009

Acoustic, Ironic, Organic

Christian Lander is the creator of the enormously popular Website

Now he's making extra bank with the NYT bestseller Stuff White People Like: The Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions.

Here's a sample:
#8 - Making You Feel Bad for Not Going Outside

White people love to be outside. But not everyone knows that another thing they like to do is make people feel bad for wanting to watch sports on TV or play video games. While it would be easy to get angry at white people for this, remember it is hardwired in their heads that the greatest thing people can do in their free time is hike/walk/bike outdoors.

Usually, they will see that you are preparing to enjoy your life and they will say, "Hey, let's go for a hike in the park," and most people will say, "Hey, thanks, but I've been working all week and I'm really excited about watching this game," and then they will respond, "Don't be a lump on the couch, you're wasting your life away," etc. If you ignore them, they will eventually go away.
Other stuff: public radio, knowing what's best for poor people, standing still at concerts, natural childbirth, platonic friendships, carbon offsets, and cheese.

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