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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Chauncey Q Fancypants

The Rick Mercer Report's take on Stephen Harper's comments

Also, those familiar with the blogosphere know all about a blog called "Stuff White People Like." It's a tongue-in-cheek look at, well, stuff white people like.  Recent posts, for example, cover things like Pea Coats, Frisbee Sports, Self Aware Hip Hop References, and so on.  As the site claims, it takes the "scientific approach" which makes it all the funnier - think David Attenborough observing "white people" in their natural element kind of thing.  Anyhow, a few weeks ago was #108, Appearing to Enjoy Classical Music.  I got a good laugh out of that one, and now there's even a comic about it.  Here's an excerpt:

If a white person starts talking to you about classical music, it’s essential that you tread very lightly.  This is because white people are all petrified that they will be exposed as someone who has only a moderate understanding of classical music.  When a white person encounters another white person who actually enjoys classical music (exceptionally rare), it is often considered to be one of the most traumatic experiences they can go through.
“Really?  Beethoven’s 5th Symphony….that’s your favorite.”
“um, no, I mean…”
“You sure it’s not Pachebel’s Canon?”
“well, ah, I like that, ah, song”
“sigh, of course you do.”


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