Thursday, March 13, 2008

Things White People DO NOT Like

Thursday, March 13, 2008


**Disregard the video clip until you read the post.**

I've been meaning to publicly endorse Stuff White People Like for several weeks now, but just hadn't gotten around to it. I didn't want to dedicate an entire post to it and this seems like the perfect opportunity to kill two birds with one stone...so to speak.

I highly recommend this blog to every black and latino person in America. As a black man working in a almost exclusively white office, this site serves as my cheat sheet and has proven to be an invaluable resource!

You see, college, for me, was my first in-depth extended experience with white people. In high school I had opportunities to travel across the country and interact with different kinds of people, but I was still a relatively green and uncultured kid from one of the blackest big cities in the country. As you can imagine, my first semester in the dorms at Maryland was a cultural immersion program of sorts.

I just couldn't wrap my head around white people's love of golf and organic foods and Wes Anderson films and snowboarding and yoga. This site explained some of the behaviors I observe on a daily basis. I'm sure it could answer some of your questions, too.

If there's one thing I learned from this blog, and Micheal Vick, too, but mostly this site, is that white people love dogs. In fact, dogs is #53 on the list of stuff white people love. It doesn't have to be their dog or a dog they're familiar with. They love all dogs and they don't like when people fuck with dogs.

Don't get me wrong, other races love dogs, too, but like Stuff White People Like tells us, white people love dogs on a different level.

That brings me to the video clip. The Marine Corps is investigating a puppy throwing incident involving one of its soldiers. The original clip features 7,332 comments primarily denouncing the soldier's actions and a number of video responses from mostly white users that pretty much do the same. Some comments threaten even threaten the lives of the Marines involved. I told you white people don't dick around when it comes to dogs.

I personally think killing and torturing animals is wrong because, well, I've owned a dog and totally understand how helpless and special they are, but some of these people need to relax a bit get their priorities in line.

For a number of reasons, humans die en masse abroad and stateside everyday and I've yet to see one video response to those atrocities. In fact, I'd be willing to bet money that for every 3987 soldiers that have died in Iraq since the war began, one...maybe two stray dogs have been thrown off cliffs.

I'm not saying. I'm just saying....
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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stuffwhitepeoplelike is an a great site. It is funny after the Doggiegate with Michael Vick I never realized just how much white people really do love dogs. To the point where that love supersedes their feelings and connections with other human beings. Maybe the Marines in this clip are tapping into something here Jones....throw a stray off a cliff a day and maybe the outroar will bring them home...

look if a Iraq is hell on earth which it arguably is our marines are becoming products of their environment and if we are going to be outraged by this behavior we have to be outraged by the collateral damage, mass casualities that war incurs and general...killing is animals is just as cruel and sick as killing people

***Steps off the podium******

jameil1922 said...

that site is hilarity and so are you. it being your cheat sheet?? classic. and, yes, they are psycho abt dogs. it makes no sense.

Curious said...

Being cruel to the dog is unwarranted but like you said, there are so many other atrocities in Iraq and around the world people need to get their priorties straight.

BTW, have you seen the blog STUFF EDUCATED BLACK PEOPLE LIKE, and what do you think about that?
http://stuffeducatedblackpeoplelike.wordpress.com/

Darius T. Williams said...

What's with all these blogs - there's one that is something like stuff that black educated people like, then there's owe that's called stuff black people hate - I should so start one...I think I will.

WhozHe said...

It was cruel, but why the heck put it on CNN. Sometimes we don't hear about a missing black woman in our local news for weeks, no less CNN. I feel sorry for the pup, but give me a break.

La said...

Why am I not surprised you love this site? ME TOO!

But you're absolutely right. I absolutely hated to watch that clip, I couldn't even get thru it the first time. But where's the outrage that we are STILL deploying thousands of soliders a day to possibly die overseas in a war with no clearcut objective?

Our priorities are SO out of order.

La said...

Why am I not surprised you love this site? ME TOO!

But you're absolutely right. I absolutely hated to watch that clip, I couldn't even get thru it the first time. But where's the outrage that we are STILL deploying thousands of soliders a day to possibly die overseas in a war with no clearcut objective?

Our priorities are SO out of order.

Mr. Jones said...

I hear you, La. Twice.

yet another black guy said...

damn you and your funny ass!!!

Mr. Jones said...

must...resist...making...crude...comment.

Mr. Jones said...

And wait a minute...is this what you and your guys used to do? Throw poor defenseless foreign animals off cliffs?!?!

For a second there I forgot to lambaste you as a former solider, COVINGTON!!!!!!

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