Friday, March 23, 2007

Ok, I get it, white males are buffoons...

This morning I'm having my coffee and tacos and see a Fedex/Kinkos commercial where in a morning briefing the boss is giving what is presumably a 'tall order' for the days tasks. So the dumb white guy starts to panic and begins chugging a full coffee pot spilling more coffee on himself than the same time the very smart white female calmly and coolly reports that with fedex/kinko she can wrap it all up quickly and efficiently. Then the dumb white buffoon with coffee all over himself says...'what? what'd she say?'

The underlining presumption, which is what really offends me, is that all white males are wealthy and privileged, and just RIPE and long overdue to be made fun of. How many white males out there like myself are wealthy and privileged? 100%? I come from a broken family, was below the poverty line on two long occasions when I was growing up, I joined the Navy for college money, then I busted ass waiting tables to finish school...but I guess and I am white and male, so... I lose.

I don't lose sleep over these, some are downright funny. The dumb white guy who goes to battle with the barbecue pit in the backyard while the two smart women discuss the blinds is pretty funny...but still, I am sick of them.

The dumb white commercials have a spanned a good 7 or 8 years now. Can we just finally put them to bed?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

ever notice that any commercial that has to do w/home security ALWAYS shows the thief as a white guy?

I hear ya and agree 100% - God forbid we show anyone but a white guy being dumb or a thief.