Friday, March 28, 2008

Stuff White People Like

This morning's Seattle P-I alerted me to a hilarious web site called Stuff White People Like, which is "devoted to stuff white people like." Each entry explains something that white people like and why. Examples include shorts, difficult breakups, t-shirts, Apple products, and "The Idea of Soccer." The list to date is here. Just off the top of my head, I'd add the following:
  • Bumper stickers
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • The Grateful Dead
  • Oldies stations
  • Prairie Home Companion
  • Sweaters (allowing for the Bill Cosby Exception)
  • Designer whey protein fuel
  • years of therapy
Your thoughts?

I found out this week that my Friday workout regimen stems from a cult in which uncontrollable vomiting is a badge of honor and death from working out is the first step on the path to canonization. The New York Times has the story.

1000 meter row

(15 times, every minute on the minute. Simple yet diabolic.)

1000 meter row

In theory, I finished the squats and push-presses in 15 minutes; in practice, I needed a break whenever my inner thighs turned to jelly. So, the actual routine was 6 sets-break-4 sets-break-3 sets-break-2 sets-near death experience.


Renegade Eye said...

Squats will kill your knees, and they build muscles that keep you from leaping. You never see dancers doing squats.

The white person site, I have mixed feelings towards it. Too many rightists like it. That is a red flag.

Foxessa said...

Ren is right about squats.

There is a form of lunge that you can do that provides great benefit, but stretchs tendons and muscles in a positive way.

Love, C.

K. said...

On the other hand, I can squat to look at the lowest shelf in a book store and then stand up without having to get on one knee first or push off with my hands. Still, I will check this out with my trainer.