Husband introduced me to [tag]Stuff White People Like[/tag]. It’s our new favorite blog. It has made us realize we’re pretty terrible at being white people, but it’s making it easier to communicate with those around us.
I can’t pick a favorite post, although #63 (expensive sandwiches) is on the list. And #44 (Public radio). And #39 (Apple Products). #37 (Renovations) is also very good:
All white people are born with a singular mission in life in order to pass from regular whitehood into ultra-whitehood. Much like how Muslims have to visit Mecca, all white people must eventually renovate a house before they can be complete.
Of course, most white people do not reach this goal until they are 35 or older. But the need to do it is as instinctual as walking.
But it is important to note that white people have little or no interest in renovating a suburban home built after 1960 (except in Southern California). All white people dream about buying an older property (”with character”) in a city, and then renovating it so the insides look all modern with a stainless steel fridge.
Yes, we do want to renovate our bathroom, but only so the shower will stop pouring into the kitchen. This is going to require gutting the whole room and having the walls rebuilt because of all of the water damage. It’s not actually cost that’s kept us from springing into action, it’s the dread I feel that someone besides the contractors and the Permit office will find out. We just want to fix a problem, we don’t actually want to talk about renovating our bathroom. Ever. To anyone. Don’t people talk about books or (non-Presidential) politics or the weather anymore?
But I digress…
The Top 10 Hip Hop songs White People Love, which is posted about at Stuff White People Love but actually originated at [tag]catsandbeer.com[/tag] is very painfully funny and true. It also makes poor Husband, resident DJ, lay on the floor and whimper.