Tuesday, January 30, 2007


Gray Lady Discovers Blonkies

If white kids into black music are "wiggers," obviously, black kids who like white music, must be "blonkies"! Thank you, New York Times for discovering this amazing trend:

WHEN Douglas Martin first saw the video for Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” as a teenager in High Point, N.C., “it blew my mind,” he said. Like many young people who soothe their angst with the balm of alternative rock, Mr. Martin was happy to discover music he enjoyed and a subculture where he belonged.
Except, as it turned out, he didn’t really belong, because he is black.
Black kids into indie rock! Who would ever think such a thing would exist?

Who indeed?

Finally, the New York Times can allow these invisible blonkies to come out of the closet and admit that, you know, they might
actually like punk rock!! What's next?

Thank you, New York Times, thank you!!! I can now die and go to punk-rock heaven and mosh in peace!

P.S. The above quote from the story should be prime source material for anyone attempting to write a parody of a New York Times article. (Hat-tip: Gawker)

UPDATE: The Gawker piece was written by this blogger who I am kicking myself for not discovering earlier. Being the hard-working black man that he is, he gets around: This piece on the dynamics of the all-black head coach Super Bowl is one of the funniest things I've read in some time.

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