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May 31, 2014 4:05 PM   Subscribe

"DISCLAIMER: Rap Shirts for White People can be worn by people of all colors, but in some cases, it may not be appropriate to wear them at all. Use your best judgment." [NSFTwerk]
posted by Rykey (102 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
611 IS A JOKE
posted by zippy at 4:16 PM on May 31 [15 favorites]


I would wear some of these, and that makes me feel bad.
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:17 PM on May 31 [4 favorites]


Cats Rule Everything Around Me.
posted by SpaceWarp13 at 4:21 PM on May 31 [23 favorites]


A lot of those are pretty funny, but hoo boy could a lot of them become unfunny fast in the wrong context. It's a mighty fine line between mocking one's own privilege and rubbing other people's faces in it.
posted by yoink at 4:31 PM on May 31 [39 favorites]


Stop snitchin on insider trading
posted by koebelin at 4:32 PM on May 31 [9 favorites]


Fear of an Non-organic Plant
posted by Nelson at 4:32 PM on May 31 [9 favorites]


The Mo Money Mo Priuses is funny, but the 99 problems but getting a cab ain't one is yeah, not really awesome.

Love the Compost one in the Compton logo though.
posted by mathowie at 4:33 PM on May 31 [2 favorites]


I don't know, all of these are like ever so slightly off, to me. Like, they're OK at what they're doing, but none of them are laugh out loud, or even particularly incisive satire.

That said I would totally wear the "BITCH DONT SPILL MY WINE" one, just for what it says on the tin reasons without needing to be a hip hop joke.
posted by Sara C. at 4:34 PM on May 31 [9 favorites]


I've got HMOs
In different area codes
posted by mathowie at 4:34 PM on May 31 [39 favorites]


They're also perilously close to those punny Evangelical Christian shirts you used to see everywhere a few years back.
posted by Sara C. at 4:35 PM on May 31 [3 favorites]


but the 99 problems but getting a cab ain't one is yeah, not really awesome

Although I think, like a lot of jokes in this ballpark, it's the kind of one where so long as the person making the joke and the person hearing the joke are both on the same page, it can be fine: the message can be entirely "isn't it shitty that as white people this is simply something we don't have to think about, but which is a daily reality for people of color." The problem is that take it out of a context of shared understanding and it easily becomes "ha ha, suck on that non-white people!"
posted by yoink at 4:37 PM on May 31 [9 favorites]


Unfortunately, putting something on a t-shirt pretty much guarantees its being brought outside of a context of shared understanding.
posted by valrus at 4:42 PM on May 31 [30 favorites]


putting something on a t-shirt pretty much guarantees its being brought outside of a context of shared understanding

Quite.
posted by yoink at 4:43 PM on May 31 [6 favorites]


Yeah, I had the same thought as yoink; it's shitty, and wearing it would be TERRIBLE, but I can see the idea being "ugh, gross, isn't it bitterly terrible that just because of my skin color I have no problem getting a cab?" and not "HAHAHAHA I have privilege". Context and audience matter, definitely, and no one should ever, EVER wear it, and I can definitely see people finding it funny for the wrong reasons, but I can also read it as a "laugh so you don't cry" and "ironic acknowledgement of a horrible situation".
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 4:43 PM on May 31 [2 favorites]


"White People in Paris"
"Straight Outta Chevy Chase"
posted by a halcyon day at 4:45 PM on May 31 [1 favorite]


I feel the same way about "started from the top", incidentally; if it's an acknowledgement that, yeah, you have it easier, I totally get that. If it's bragging about how great your life was destined to be, that's awful. This stuff is pretty complicated and I am very glad I am reading this on a website and not seeing these shirts in life.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 4:46 PM on May 31


The first time I saw the Wu Tang/Whole Foods logo, I laughed out loud. The second time I saw it, it seemed bumper-sticker-joke obvious.

And generally I liked the logo detournments more than the rephrased lyrics which mostly sounded weaksauce as parody.

But then again, I live where people wear these non-ironically. (As opposed to these, which I guess are meant ironically.)
posted by ardgedee at 4:48 PM on May 31 [1 favorite]


My wife says she would totally wear the venture capitalist t-shirt at the job fair she works at...of course she would totally be fired five minutes later.
posted by happyroach at 4:51 PM on May 31


They're also perilously close to those punny Evangelical Christian shirts you used to see everywhere a few years back.


Used to see?! Come to Texas. I saw this one at Target the other day.
posted by Partario at 4:57 PM on May 31 [1 favorite]


AIN'T NO SUCH
THING AS
HALF-PRICE
NOOKS
posted by 1adam12 at 5:03 PM on May 31 [4 favorites]


A lot of those are pretty funny, but hoo boy could a lot of them become unfunny fast in the wrong context. It's a mighty fine line between mocking one's own privilege and rubbing other people's faces in it.

The problem with the name of the site is that there's a terrible confusion between white privilege and class privilege. Even though poor white people get the benefit of white privilege, mocking them for being into Pinterest, eating quinoa, and drinking wine, seems hideously misplaced.

It comes over more as: "Ha, ha, white people don't have real problems!1!!!", and less, "here are some ironic 'non-problems' which black people actually face."
posted by Thing at 5:13 PM on May 31 [3 favorites]


Even though poor white people get the benefit of white privilege, mocking them for being into Pinterest, eating quinoa, and drinking wine, seems hideously misplaced

While I'm sure there are poor white people who are into Pinterest, quinoa and wine (perhaps even all three at the same time), I don't think anyone thinks of any of those things as stereotypically "poor white" interests. Thus I don't think anyone would ever read any of those shirts as mocking poor white people.
posted by yoink at 5:16 PM on May 31 [1 favorite]


Black people like RAP
And WHITE people like FODD

Hahahahhahahaahahahahahhhahaha!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:20 PM on May 31 [27 favorites]


The quinoa one was chuckle-worthy.
posted by tommasz at 5:22 PM on May 31


I don't think anyone thinks of any of those things as stereotypically "poor white" interests.

Well no, and that's the point I'm making. The tshirts are meant to ironically mock the interests and problems of a group of people by presenting them in a specific style. But the premise is that these slogans are meant to take on a different aspect when viewed through knowledge of race. Yet...many of them refer to class, not race. The idea is ill-formed, with a few examples being rather biting on the issue of race, but many being little more than reheated lolhipsterism or ironic humblebrag.
posted by Thing at 5:34 PM on May 31 [1 favorite]


Stuff White People Like: beating dead horses about stuff white people like
posted by Apocryphon at 5:35 PM on May 31 [15 favorites]


Wow, this is how white (and maybe Canadian) I am:

Yeah, I had the same thought as yoink; it's shitty, and wearing it would be TERRIBLE, but I can see the idea being "ugh, gross, isn't it bitterly terrible that just because of my skin color I have no problem getting a cab?"

I didn't understand that one at all. Wow. I'm guessing I totally missed the point of most of those, yet I was amused, and clearly amused at some entirely different joke. I feel enlightened some now, and horrified.
posted by Bovine Love at 5:44 PM on May 31 [2 favorites]


I actually want the Compost one.

I'm white.
posted by swift at 5:51 PM on May 31 [3 favorites]


Yo, man, let's get out of here!
Please give my regards to your mother!
posted by arcticseal at 5:55 PM on May 31 [3 favorites]


I was under the impression that this is funny because none of these shirts were real and it's pure parody. Please tell me I'm right?
posted by Jon_Evil at 6:11 PM on May 31 [2 favorites]


this is terrible are you people kidding me?
posted by atoxyl at 6:15 PM on May 31 [16 favorites]


Super Nintendo
Sega Genesis
I saved up my allowance and
used it all on this
posted by 2bucksplus at 6:16 PM on May 31 [5 favorites]


If the compost one were a bumper sticker I'd stick it on the side of my compost bin.
posted by Kwine at 6:16 PM on May 31 [2 favorites]


I'm trying to come up with a reading for "My self-respect brings all the boys to the yard" that isn't shitty, and I keep coming up short.
posted by 23skidoo at 6:19 PM on May 31 [18 favorites]


Especially since it's not even a good joke. It should be "my gluten-free almond milk smoothie brings all the boys to the yard" or something. "Milkshake" and "Self-Respect" aren't congruent in any way. Especially since the whole point of the song is about knowing you're hot shit.
posted by Sara C. at 6:21 PM on May 31 [12 favorites]


Adding a layer of irony to cultural appropriation is still cultural appropriation, right?
posted by saucy_knave at 6:33 PM on May 31 [2 favorites]


Is it cultural appropriation for white people to wear rap-themed t-shirts?
posted by Sara C. at 6:34 PM on May 31


I DIDN'T EVEN HAVE TO USE MY IRA
TODAY WAS A GOOD DAY
posted by item at 6:40 PM on May 31 [31 favorites]


This doesn't work on so many levels.
posted by Room 101 at 6:45 PM on May 31 [5 favorites]


SEARCHING MY CAR
LOOKING FOR THE PRODUCT
BOOTLEG DVDs OF
THE LIFE AQUATIC
posted by item at 6:51 PM on May 31 [25 favorites]


Yeah this is the un-golden combination of terribly unfunny and casually racist. I want to start buying blue Slurpees so I always have one in my hand, then if I ever see someone wearing one of these I could throw the Slurpee at them and say "TODAY YOU WON A SLURPEE ON YOUR T-SHIRT (YAY!) / NOW YOUR SHIRT'S RUINED FOR FREE - NO PAY!".
posted by item at 7:01 PM on May 31 [7 favorites]


for me, this is obligatory

my father's nickname was "Red" for long after he lost all his red hair
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:13 PM on May 31


I am all for people doing what they want to do but
maybe it is me I find this a tasteless celebration of
the idea that some folks show be getting the short
end of the sick by propagating stereotypes. There are
black folks on pintrest .. some black people play
croquet ... some black people have cats ... so why
is it stuff for white people? Why not shirts for nerds,
socialites or geeks ... why bring in race?
posted by tofupup at 7:16 PM on May 31 [5 favorites]


Yes, yes. White people are all like [unintelligible mincing/mewling noise].

And don't even get me started on airline food. AMIRITE?
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:34 PM on May 31 [1 favorite]


There are
black folks on pintrest .. some black people play
croquet ... some black people have cats


This is why a lot of that "lol white people" stuff done by white people bothers me. "Ha ha, yes, white people are so nerdy and can't dance and we all enjoy locally sourced sandwich ingredients!" It really seems to boil down to "white people are cerebral and restrained, while people of color are authentic and in touch with the flesh!!!" Which does not exactly seem like a great way to frame things, aside from the fact that it erases nerds of color, suggests that there is something "inauthentic" about being a poor dancer if you're a POC and invisibilizes the many, many people of color who are chefs/foodies/food activists/etc.

I think some white people do the "lol white people" out of a sense of apologeticness - I know sometimes I've done that on the assumption that I am annoying people of color around me by "being white" in some trivial cultural way. (I'm not talking about annoying people by "being white" in terms of being self-centered or oblivious or privilege-y.) And when I have thought about it, it is a creepy thing to do. "Yes, I know it's dumb that I like [various boring nerd things] but white people have all these nerd hobbies" - what I'm really saying is "I am white and you are not and that means that I am Like This and you are Like That, and you couldn't possibly enjoy this boring nerd thing because That's A White People Thing". Which is so stupid.


But mostly I think white people do it as a way around the discomfort of racism. Like, if somehow we put down whiteness, that absolves us from needing to do anything about structural racism. "Ha ha, I am SO BORING that I want my girlfriend to enjoy eating quinoa rather than giving me oral sex! I know, so uptight, right? That's because I'm white and white people are SO UPTIGHT, right?" Like if we show that we are "in the know" about whiteness, then we are "on the right side". When really, honestly, it's not that white people are uptight that is the problem with whiteness. Lots of people are uptight; not lots of people enjoy employment, financial, educational and juridical benefits at the expense of people of color.
posted by Frowner at 7:43 PM on May 31 [66 favorites]


I was under the impression that this is funny because none of these shirts were real and it's pure parody.

If by "pure parody" you mean "Comes in men's and ladies'," then yes.
posted by Rykey at 7:48 PM on May 31 [3 favorites]


That's a fantastic post, Frowner. Thanks.
posted by Corinth at 7:48 PM on May 31 [3 favorites]


"My self-respect brings all the boys to the yard"

i've seen quite a few versions of this on mormon women social media pages ("my modesty brings all the return missionaries to the yard" "my integrity brings all the priesthood holders to the yard" and so on).
posted by nadawi at 7:57 PM on May 31 [2 favorites]


I own an Obamao t-shirt sent by a Chinese friend (similar to the one shown in this article) and yeah, context means a lot.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 7:59 PM on May 31


waiting for #NotAllWhitePeople to trend on Twitter

yes, I went there, but I'm returning... soon
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:15 PM on May 31 [1 favorite]


The premise seemed like lazy joke writing when Rappin Rodney did it 30 years ago. I'm more comfortable with the gray areas of cultural appropriation when it's used to make us see things in a different light. When it's the foundation for an easy joke, I find it exploitative.
posted by yorick at 8:51 PM on May 31 [2 favorites]


FUND
THA
POLICE
posted by shakespeherian at 8:53 PM on May 31 [7 favorites]


This is deep, deep within the failure-to-yield collision at the intersection of hot topic shirt humor and 13 year old on reddit cleverness.

Also, "my self respect brings all the boys to the yard" is terrible for even more reasons. The getting a cab one is totally racist too, it's like /r/standupshots humor.
posted by emptythought at 8:56 PM on May 31 [1 favorite]


Reddit actually ceases to exist if everyone stops comparing things to it.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:57 PM on May 31 [2 favorites]


i've seen quite a few versions of this on mormon women social media pages ("my modesty brings all the return missionaries to the yard" "my integrity brings all the priesthood holders to the yard" and so on).

I think that's just an example of the way "my X brings all the Y to the Z" has become a snowclone, though, not really an explicit joke about hip hop, though.

I mean, you can say "my Captain Picard action figure brings all the nerds to the Meetup" or whatever without actually harshing on rap music as an art form in any way.

It's only by assuming that white women have self respect, which is obviously the opposite of what black women have, that you get into fucked up territory.
posted by Sara C. at 9:01 PM on May 31 [3 favorites]


If you're going to mess with the Wu-Tang logo, I think there's ONE way to do it...
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:06 PM on May 31 [3 favorites]


It's only by assuming that white women have self respect, which is obviously the opposite of what black women have, that you get into fucked up territory.

the mormon girls are very much saying they have self respect unlike non-mormon girls, and that it makes the mormon girls better people than the others - and with it being a near entirely white group, i think it hits the same notes - or at least that's my impression from once being within that group and now being out of it.
posted by nadawi at 9:40 PM on May 31 [1 favorite]


The whole foods and compost ones are kinda funny, because it looks like they put some effort into it. The rest look like they are made out of crappy iron-on letters in the '80s.

The jokes are mostly, "meh". To me, at least.

"Started at the Top", would make me want to tell someone wearing it to fuck off.

Danny Brown on cats.
posted by lkc at 9:57 PM on May 31 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: [unintelligible mincing/mewling noise]
posted by desjardins at 9:58 PM on May 31 [4 favorites]


Counter-point to fucking with wu-tang ('s logo)
posted by lkc at 10:04 PM on May 31


There are
black folks on pintrest .. some black people play
croquet ... some black people have cats

This is why a lot of that "lol white people" stuff done by white people bothers me. "Ha ha, yes, white people are so nerdy and can't dance and we all enjoy locally sourced sandwich ingredients!" It really seems to boil down to "white people are cerebral and restrained, while people of color are authentic and in touch with the flesh!!!" Which does not exactly seem like a great way to frame things, aside from the fact that it erases nerds of color, suggests that there is something "inauthentic" about being a poor dancer if you're a POC and invisibilizes the many, many people of color who are chefs/foodies/food activists/etc.


This is what I think EVERY TIME I see more of this "white people haha laughing at ourselves stuff". I'm confused why more people don't see this. It makes me really uncomfortable when people do it in real life in front of me. Especially the "in touch with the flesh" part, I am definitely creeped out by that insinuation, which is definitely in there, to me.
posted by sweetkid at 10:06 PM on May 31 [11 favorites]


Although I feel like we're at this point where Asians just consider themselves/ourselves part of the "haha quinoa crowd" because an Asian friend posted this on Facebook and that's how I saw it initially. I still don't like it though, even if I'm technically allowed to have Whole Foods privilege and gentrify or whatever.
posted by sweetkid at 10:10 PM on May 31 [5 favorites]


CATS RULE EVERYTHING AROUND ME, FUND THA POLICE and STARTED FROM THE TOP are all pretty funny (though the last one needs a ...BUT WE HERE NOW to round it out).

Only the cat t-shirt avoids the trap of also doubling as a celebration of privilege though.
posted by subdee at 10:26 PM on May 31


and as long as you're talking about Whole Foods...
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:26 PM on May 31


I've been thinking about this thread for a few hours, as it brought to mind all the "stuff white people like" hoopla that I generally dislike but couldn't put my finger on exactly why. I think that it's at least partly because the jokes are worded to suggest that the wearer is so introspective that they recognize their own privilege*, and then discusses it through poorly veiled declarations of wealth. It's like a strange humble brag. The shirts on the site reference: venture capitalists, startups, Whole Foods, dad's company, Chardonnay and Prozac, kale, etc. So the jokes end up reading, to me, as "haha! look at us white people, we can afford so much random stuff!"

It's like a magic trick: watch this hand where I acknowledge my privilege, while my other hand is not-so-secretly hidden in my pocket, counting out a stack of hundreds.


*Frankly, I can't really see a good faith reason to advertise this on a shirt in the first place.
posted by Shouraku at 11:16 PM on May 31 [5 favorites]


LIFE AINT NOTHING
BUT
GRITS AND HONEY
posted by loquacious at 11:57 PM on May 31


STRAIGHT
OUTTA
MONCTON
posted by loquacious at 12:07 AM on June 1 [4 favorites]


BANKSTA
BANKSTA
posted by loquacious at 12:08 AM on June 1 [1 favorite]


EARN
HOLLYWOOD
EARN
posted by loquacious at 12:14 AM on June 1


LUXE
RUGS
AND VIOLINS
posted by loquacious at 12:15 AM on June 1


WHAT KIND OF FLOUR WE GOT?
posted by loquacious at 12:23 AM on June 1 [2 favorites]


LOUDER THAN A BLONDE.

(It's probably appropriate that this post has me listening to Public Enemy.)
posted by loquacious at 12:40 AM on June 1


Late to this, but I'd buy a T-shirt with this on it...

putting something on a t-shirt pretty much guarantees its being brought outside of a context of shared understanding
posted by sodium lights the horizon at 3:48 AM on June 1 [4 favorites]


Hijabis in paris, ball so hard Sarkozy wanna fine me.
posted by BinGregory at 4:02 AM on June 1 [6 favorites]


I GOT A LETTER FROM THE GOVERNMENT

THE OTHER DAY

I OPENED AND READ IT

IT SAID I OWED TAXES
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 4:20 AM on June 1 [8 favorites]


HURRY UP WITH MY DARN CROISSANTS!
posted by schoolgirl report at 4:35 AM on June 1 [2 favorites]


So I actually laughed at a few of these, but Frowner's comment is so right on and helps me understand why sites with names like this one make me so uncomfortable: white people mocking white people for lameness is not an antidote to racism. At its worst, it's a part of racism.

Reminds me of Pastabagel's fantastic takedown of a certain type of cover of rap music, which is a lot like these shirts: performing white "lameness" by appropriating black "authenticity."
posted by Xalf at 5:37 AM on June 1 [4 favorites]


I wasn't really into these partly for reasons articulated above, but also because I'm not familiar enough with rap/hip hop to get the original source of the parody in a lot of them. I didn't recolonize the Wu Tang reference in the Whole Foods one, for example. Having said that, the "Compost" one made me smile. In the right hands "Straight Outta Compost" could be a great name for a line of organic produce.
posted by TedW at 6:29 AM on June 1


When did "white" become "upper middle class liberal"?
posted by vorpal bunny at 6:47 AM on June 1 [4 favorites]


Since it became easier to talk about race instead of class.
posted by entropicamericana at 7:37 AM on June 1 [1 favorite]


I actually read the "my self-respect" one as more a joke on being the opposite of a t-shirt making out the girl likes sex, a sort of anti-prurience joke. (so the opposite to e.g. "my hot pussy/boobs/body brings the boys to the yard")

I have seen young kids wearing t-shirts saying strangely sexualised stuff. A young boy of 5 or 6 or something wearing a "babe magnet" t-shirt and so on.

Edit: forgot to add, nthing the "these are rubbish" sentiment.
posted by marienbad at 7:39 AM on June 1


I JUST GOT PAID

THE RENT
posted by oceanjesse at 8:51 AM on June 1 [1 favorite]


I GOT 99 FLOURS BUT WHEAT AINT ONE
posted by oceanjesse at 8:52 AM on June 1 [6 favorites]


Are these actually for sale? Ew
posted by oceanjesse at 8:53 AM on June 1


I got homes in different area codes
posted by miyabo at 9:26 AM on June 1


I keep trying but I just can't decide whether this crassness is more insulting to black people or white people.
posted by Decani at 9:50 AM on June 1 [2 favorites]


A couple of these are mildly amusing.

Incidentally, I couldn't imagine any of my white friends wearing them. A lot of them really hate acknowledging that they are white or that they like things associated with white culture.
posted by girlmightlive at 9:56 AM on June 1


Wow, that Pastabagel comment Xalf linked to just blew my mind. And now I'm listening to The Chronic for the first time since I was probably twelve. So, thanks stupid racist t-shirts!
posted by Sara C. at 10:54 AM on June 1


So...I got interested in wondering what the person behind this site thinks s/he's trying to achieve and, thanks to Google, quickly found this interview with the creator. One relevant excerpt:
I’ve learned that when you deal in racial humor, some people are bound to interpret it as racism. It makes me sick to my stomach to think people are honestly seeing these as promoting a type of racial superiority. As an act of good faith (and because White people love charity), I’ve committed to donating 100 percent of all my profits from these shirts to various charities tied to each artist. Here’s the list:
The Wu-Charitable Foundation
The Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation
The New York Women’s Foundation
The American Civil Liberties Union
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
The Apollo Theater Foundation
The T.R.U. Foundation
Dixon Hall, Toronto
The Snoop Youth Football League
The Centennial High School Music Department
The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation
posted by yoink at 11:12 AM on June 1 [2 favorites]


AIN'T NOTHING BUT A SPELLING BEE THING.
posted by arcticseal at 11:46 AM on June 1


It's getting hot in here.

Let's turn on the central air.
posted by ShutterBun at 1:44 PM on June 1 [2 favorites]



AIN'T NOTHING BUT A SPELLING BEE THING.
posted by arcticseal at 2:46 PM on June 1 [+] [!]


Wait. Wait wait wait. Spelling bees are absolutely not a white people thing.
posted by sweetkid at 1:54 PM on June 1 [4 favorites]


Since it became easier to talk about race instead of class.

Eh, only Marxists talk about class like it's a thing.
posted by happyroach at 1:58 PM on June 1


SOMEONE PLEASE CALL 911
TELL THEM STARBUCKS IS OUT OF SOY
posted by arcticseal at 2:07 PM on June 1


Spelling bees are absolutely not a white people thing

Oops, I meant it as a middle class thing. Now I'm confused.
posted by arcticseal at 2:08 PM on June 1


this interview with the creator.

Wow, so according to Linked In I know a million people who know him. He works at R/GA in LA, which makes him 1) perfectly capable of knowing that this would get negative feedback, 2) perfectly capable of not really processing that this would get negative feedback.

This also explains why this tumblr got shared all over my Facebook.

I don't think we need to get mad at every individual person who does shit like this and the charity thing is cool I guess, I just think the "White people have all the money! And saying this is how we laugh at ourselves!" is confusing and stupid and can it die already? Like how long can "you like organic kale LOL minorities can't even buy their kids' lunches LOL" be funny? Especially since it was never funny?
posted by sweetkid at 2:22 PM on June 1 [7 favorites]


Reddit actually ceases to exist if everyone stops comparing things to it.

Eh, it's sort of a perfect open air exhibit of a certain aspect of white nerdy dude culture and how it develops if it's entirely an essentially unmoderated "meritocracy".

I think it's a perfect valid thing to compare other things to, because it's definitely its own brand of "cleverness" and " edgy humor" that sounds really good in someones head, but that only a particular type of nerdy white guy will really laugh at.

When did "white" become "upper middle class liberal"?

because that's the hot group of white people for comedians and "comedians" to make fun of now. nearly every "white people are the punch line" joke i've seen in the past decade plays on that point.
posted by emptythought at 3:13 PM on June 1


Hari Kondabolu: Spelling Bees - The Indian Super Bowl
posted by Errant at 6:31 PM on June 1 [3 favorites]


Yea I was going to keep linking but I was like people get the idea.

Six titles in a row!
posted by sweetkid at 6:34 PM on June 1 [1 favorite]


Racist cock-rot for self-hating whites
posted by devious truculent and unreliable at 4:09 AM on June 2


Racist cock-rot for self-hating whites

Now THAT is an album title!
posted by lkc at 12:35 PM on June 2


"Lemme tell ya'll what it's like/bein' male, middle class and white"
posted by Gymnopedist at 11:11 AM on June 3


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