October 6, 2008

Stuff White People Like

So there is this site (and i think a book now) called Stuff White People Like. It is so funny...because it's true. I subscribe to their updates (which is actually something that white people like!) If you are white you will totally laugh at how true these are and if you aren't white you will totally laugh at how true they are and you will laugh next time you see a white person doing one of these things.

This was the latest one...

Cross-posted from www.stuffwhitepeoplelike.com

#111 Pea Coats

Posted: 02 Oct 2008 01:18 PM CDT


As the temperature starts to drop, many white people are forced to start wearing winter coats. Though many will simply don outdoor performance gear, a great number will turn to the #1 white winter jacket of all time: The Pea Coat.

The Pea Coat was originally worn by sailors and members of the European Navy. If you think about it for a second, this means that the coat is European, Coastal, and Vintage. Three of white people’s favorite things.

Another common characteristic of the coat is that white people will write their names on the label inside the coat. This is not done for fear of theft, but rather as a necessary precaution against party mixups. You see, when a white person attends a party in the winter time they will often be required to put their jacket in a room with literally dozens of other pea coats! Since these coats often contain ticket stubs to the same concerts and identical Trader Joe’s receipts, it can be impossible to find the original owner without a name written inside.

Like with sweaters, the process of acquiring a Pea Coat is almost as important as the coat itself. Fashionable white people can purchase designer pea coats for well over $1000, but the top ranked white people purchase their at Army Surplus stores. This makes them feel better than the white people have spent thousands of dollars on an identical piece of clothing.

But perhaps the greatest value of the pea coat is it’s ability to help you determine which non-white people have been accepted into the ranks of white people. It is not known if the coat is given to them in an elaborate ceremony or if they buy it themselves, but in either case by wearing the coat they are telling the world that they have white friends.

Long story short, if you want to increase your popularity with white people this winter, get a Pea Coat.


Funny right? Love it. Some people get offended but if we can't laugh at ourselves we are doomed. I also loved this one:

http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2008/09/23/110-frisbee-sports/

And this one (please see my post from last week):

http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2008/01/18/5-farmers-markets/

Just read them. You will laugh your head off.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am not offended at all but I don't get the pea coat thing. I know several african americans and other races wear pea coats all the time. I have a pea coat, but the only reason I do is for church...if I didn't go to church..I would probably not wear one. :)

Kate said...

it's just supposed to be funny. It's a massive generalization, of course everyone wears pea coats but it's just true enough to be funny.