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I got an e-mail from my oldest daughter today. She sent me this list http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/full-list-of-stuff-white-people-like/ The title of her message was "hilarious and sadly true" I did not find the list either amusing or sad. If anything, I found it somewhat artificial but close to home for me- an educated, liberal white boy. I am sure there are lots of white people who would not reasonate with the list. I am sure there are plenty of people of color who would do so.

Frankly, I am not sure what angle she was taking but I am sure it was a derisive one. She likes to stir the pot and likes to get her parents, co-workers, fellow students and friends to think twice about their assumptions about...well, just about everything. I took her and her sister to a Blackhawks hockey game last night and offered to buy them each a tee shirt jersey. The little sister loved her Patrick Sharp jersey/shirt. She was especially thrilled when Sharp scored a goal in a game that the Hawks won. The older sister didn't want anything to do with a shirt with an Indian head on it but did enjoy the game.

But I digress. What struck me about the list? "#110 Frisbee Sports " That's pretty far down the list. I would have hoped for a higher ranking. Sure, I was happy to see frisbee sports on the list. But in my world, and I suspect most DGRUS readers, young old, male, female, white, black or otherwise, we are talking top ten. I think that might be the truest part about the list. Whatever list we are making it is likely that frisbee sports is pretty far down the list.

I am not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing. I remember the tennis boom of the 70's. It made court time hard to get. Its a lot easier now that tennis is not so popular. Pro players surely want frisbee sports to rise to the top. That way there willl be commercial interest in the sport and pro purses can get richer. For an Amateur like me its not so bad. disc golf (being a frisbee sport) is on the radar. It makes the list. However, its not ubiquitous and people, other than some of my family members, are not annoyed by it. I do not have to wait at most courses. Its not so bad being on the periphery of the national (or in this case white people's) consciousness. Higher on the list is Wrigley Field. Have you ever tried to get a ticket to a Cubs game? As a Sox fan its no big deal to me. However, its rough. I would never want disc golf or any frisbee sport to get as popular as Wrigley Field unless I turn pro. Those of you who have played with me know that is not going to happen anytime soon.

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Comment by The Nubian on December 17, 2008 at 2:26pm
Well i know exactly how you feel, being a black woman who likes heavy metal and disc golf, i get a lot of "No Way!!!" looks and comments. I understand your irritation. People always think i wanna hear some rap or braid my hair...lol
Comment by Mike Inscho on December 16, 2008 at 8:11am
I didn't find that article about frisbee sports amusing at all. The worst part was their tone in the whole thing. I don't want to get into it though. I wish there was some more diversity in this sport honestly. I guess that's what you get when you go to a link that say "What White People Like". I had it coming.
Comment by Damon Short on December 15, 2008 at 11:32pm
the daughter may learn
Indian jerseys will sell
hockey, not so much
Comment by Chad Knight on December 15, 2008 at 10:14pm
This list is retarded. I do not like 3/4 of the stuff mentioned and I represent the white man well.
Comment by Drx49er on December 15, 2008 at 1:23pm
I found the list slightly irritating. Most of the stuff on the list I don't like, but I can see why it's on the list. When I read what it said about frisbee sports, I got even more irritated. I'm not sure if this list is supposed to be funny or aggressive. Either way, it's really not worth reading. The person, who remains anonymous, that make up this list needs to do more research and be a little more professional or go flip burgers!
Comment by David Barish on December 15, 2008 at 1:20pm
Bruce, I hate to say it would take more than a religious conversion. I think something would have to be done to alter the laws of physics. Thus, its not likely to happen on both religious and secular grounds. Of course, that's good for IOS, otherwise known as AMs R us.
Comment by Bruce Brakel on December 15, 2008 at 1:14pm
I realize that this is tangential to your point, but you invited me to come read this and now I feel I have to leave a comment:

If you ever hope to turn pro you're going to need to convert to Hinduism. Because it's not happening in this lifetime.
Comment by Terry "the Pirate" Calhoun on December 15, 2008 at 12:33pm
I heard on NPR the other day, Saturday I think, as I was driving from the Toledo tournament to home, that someone paid $800,000 for a pair of season tickets behind home plate in Yankee Stadium. Shees.

I sometimes wonder how "big" disc golf can get and still retain a "community" feel.

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