Friday, January 8, 2010

Do yourself a favor

Dennen and I got this amazing book from my sister and highly recommend it. It is hilarious! Has anyone else read snippets from this book? Isn't it great?!

The major strength of this book is how ironically true it is (in addition to its hilarity). The author definitely brings humor to white people culture. For example, read this excerpt from the book:

If you find yourself trapped in the middle of the woods without electricity, running water, or a car you would likely describe that situation as a “nightmare” or “a worse case scenario like after plane crash or something.” White people refer to it as “camping.”

When white people begin talking to you about camping they will do their best to tell you that it’s very easy and it allows them to escape the pressures and troubles of the urban lifestyle for a more natural, simplified, relaxing time. Nothing could be further from the truth.

In theory camping should be a very inexpensive activity since you are literally sleeping on the ground. But as with everything in white culture, the more simple it appears the more expensive it actually is.

Camping is a multi-day, multi-step, potentially lethal activity that will cost you a large amount of both time and money. Unless you are in some sort of position where you absolutely need the friendship of a white person, you should avoid camping at all costs.

Enough said. There's even a great website that is worth a visit (the whole camping excerpt it there).



I've totally been to that website before and read the camping post - SO hilarious! I didn't know it was a book....good idea for a gift for Patrick :)

Trey said...

I've been visiting the site for some time now. I was going to check out one of his book signings but my schedule conflicted. My favorite entries are music and art. Good stuff.

Rissa and Jared said...

I used to read their stuff all the time, I forgot about it for a while. Thanks for the reminder, so funny.