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2006-04-25 08:55:55 PM  
blueswoman: real truckers wear truckin' hats or sports team hats. and have a white forehead and brown cheeks.

Check the forehead twice, they might be light beaners.

/mindless of mencia
 
2006-04-25 08:57:56 PM  
Paris Hilton is white trash. If your'e that rich your not really anything, you don't belong to society. Hilton is just retarded and slow, but hey money makes her something other than white trash.

/surprised nobody did this, its the first thing i thought of when i read the title:


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2006-04-25 08:58:59 PM  
kab: Rap has given mainstream America the idea that being completely irresponsible, and not having to earn anything when you can just take it from someone else is justifiable.

Go back by generations and substitute "rock and roll", "punk", "jazz", "new wave", "country", "celtic" and rocks bashed together rhythmically" for "rap".

*Yawn*. Get off my lawn.
 
kab
2006-04-25 09:02:49 PM  
"Go back by generations and substitute "rock and roll", "punk", "jazz", "new wave", "country", "celtic" and rocks bashed together rhythmically" for "rap"."

Yeah, I keep forgetting that how many times a jazz pianist had been shot was worn like a badge of honor.

Nice try.
 
2006-04-25 09:06:08 PM  
lerxst2112 - Uh the fourth picture down is not very SFW. Just to let you know

Hmmm... depends on the activity of your imagination, I guess.
 
2006-04-25 09:06:29 PM  
kab: Yeah, I keep forgetting that how many times a jazz pianist had been shot was worn like a badge of honor.

Nice try.


I think what he's getting at is that there is a lot of blind disapproval of each and every emerging music genre from the generations that preceded it, and that you're ascribing undesirable characteristics to it just because you don't like it and are left out of the subculture.

I don't disagree with your point, necessarily, but you have to provide some support for that kind of assertion.

Besides, it's the culture that creates rap, not the other way around.
 
2006-04-25 09:07:31 PM  
tandy
Paris Hilton is white trash. If your'e that rich your not really anything, you don't belong to society. Hilton is just retarded and slow, but hey money makes her something other than white trash


You CAN be rich and still be white trash. It's not as common, but Paris Hilton and Britney Spears are perfect examples. Picking highly unsuitable partners who live off someone else, behaving in questionable ways in front of millions of people, wearing skinny clothes when you've gone fat and blowsy -- all white trashiness.

Roseanne Barr Arnold whatever said of herself and her former husband Tom Arnold: "We're America's worst nightmare -- white trash with money."
 
2006-04-25 09:11:06 PM  
shadesofblack: Besides, it's the culture that creates rap, not the other way around.

Thank you. If there weren't so many white youth who identified with the rap "stars" (and paid retail for their 'music') then said "stars" wouldn't have the money/access to insult kab, now would they?

/kettle calling pot, come in, pot
 
2006-04-25 09:11:14 PM  
metal headgear:
What's the white-trashiest name you've ever heard?

For me, it was a girl named "Tanqueray".



Good one.

I had a student whose mother had named her after her last drunk (while 8 months pregnant). She didn't think 'Chivas' sounded feminine enough, so she added a letter and came up with 'Chavisa.'
 
2006-04-25 09:12:47 PM  
no, ANY trash is the mainstream right now. OBVIOUS.
 
2006-04-25 09:16:54 PM  
HickPrincess: I had a student whose mother had named her after her last drunk (while 8 months pregnant).

I fear my OB/GYN rotation.
 
2006-04-25 09:22:28 PM  
FarkmeBlind
I fear my OB/GYN rotation.


Oh, hon, that's tame. I've got stories from my cousin who's an OB/GYN here in Chicagoland, as well as a few from a friend who worked in a free clinic and a couple of stories that fit right into this thread.

Keep ya awake nights.
 
2006-04-25 09:25:07 PM  
PC LOAD LETTER

Thank you for the 2nd BR ref of the day, the songs have such meaning, unlike other crap radio spews all day long.
That is all.
 
2006-04-25 09:27:00 PM  
Scrotar: CHAVALANCHE!!

take cover


hahahaha! Excellent.
 
2006-04-25 09:27:57 PM  
HickPrincess: Keep ya awake nights.

Do tell. I'm jusy realizing how my late fisting exploits are going to aid me in my quest ofr an M.D.

/the cervix does WHAT, now?
//it's pointy
 
2006-04-25 09:30:43 PM  
Please excuse my newly-acquired lack of spelling efficacy. I blame five bottles of hard cider.

/broke up w/gorgeous, angsty chick yest.
//luckily have intelligent, loving partner to "fall back" upon
///19 month old "step"daughter is unexpected bonus
 
2006-04-25 09:33:11 PM  
Hey, guess what?

People are dumb, get over it.
 
2006-04-25 09:34:26 PM  
FarkmeBlind,

LOL .... yeah, I guess you have a point about the cervix.

You'll have the opportunity to learn exciting foreign languages when you have a variety of non-English-speaking laboring women in front of you. My cousin studied the lovely French language for eons, as if she were going to end up delivering little perfect Parisian babies. Instead she got a whole farkload of Latinas from the same small area of Mexico, screaming their heads off. She certainly speaks some Spanish now, but it's not very good and it's all about.... well, you can imagine what the vocabulary words are.

I would tell you a story about a 13-year-old white trash girl delivering her unexpected offspring prematurely in a bathtub, but it involves her stepfather and a fork, so you'll have to e-mail me for the rest.
 
2006-04-25 09:39:05 PM  
Indigo Storm: WOO-HOO! Poverty, obnoxiousness, and lack of education are IN!

They have been for some time now, and it's annoying. You can't trust the educated, the important thing is that someone have "a heart of gold," if you're not actively boorish, you're teh ghey. Talent is something that special people are blessed with, not something you earn by dint of hard work.

Eight years of Bush Jr. really HAS changed the world!

I don't think Bush started any of it, but he absolutely plays it to the hilt. The whole Texas thing, the "real people are simple people, from the heartland" schtick (as if "the heartland" is full of Forrest Gumps)... it's really rather nauseating. He went to prep schools, for heaven's sake. Talk about pretending to be something you're not.

But hey - it gets him ratings, so it's the logical choice I guess.
 
2006-04-25 09:41:32 PM  
HickPrincess:
My cousin studied the lovely French language for eons, as if she were going to end up delivering little perfect Parisian babies. Instead she got a whole farkload of Latinas from the same small area of Mexico, screaming their heads off.

Eight years of French, here, no Spanish and I live in California. Please cry for me, Argentina. I couldn't even speak Ebonics until my third year in the Bay Area, and I have an obvious "raised by whities" accent. However, I speak a smattering of German, Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, Tagalog, Dutch, Spanish, and a little English. ;^P

you'll have to e-mail me for the rest.

Done, and done.
 
2006-04-25 09:49:55 PM  
Hibbert: Yes, I remember Bart's birth well. You don't forget a thing like ... [dramatic pause] Siamese twins!

Lisa: I believe they prefer to be called "conjoined twins".

Hibbert: And Hillbillies prefer to be called "sons of the soil". But it ain't gonna happen.
 
kab
2006-04-25 10:06:22 PM  
"I think what he's getting at is that there is a lot of blind disapproval of each and every emerging music genre from the generations that preceded it, and that you're ascribing undesirable characteristics to it just because you don't like it and are left out of the subculture.

I don't disagree with your point, necessarily, but you have to provide some support for that kind of assertion.

Besides, it's the culture that creates rap, not the other way around."


No, in the case of rap (perhaps not the best example, but it does fit), a specific culture creates something. At some point, it becomes extremely marketable, gets twisted, homogenized, and then sold to those who have absolutely nothing in common with the culture of origin.

With our newest influx of "cool", according to this article, we have a simple continuation of the joke, extremely well off folks trying thier best to look and act impoverished and uneducated, when a vast majority of them will have never known what actually being in that situation is about whatsoever.

/not offended at all.. the whole thing is rather humorous.
//waiting for someone to call me an elitist now.
 
2006-04-25 10:06:52 PM  
LouisvilleMale33: BEcause "White" isn't a race.

You can be proud your British. Or American. Or Italian. Or What ever. "White" is not specific, and thus, being proud of it is like being proud of being able to curl your tongue.
 
2006-04-25 10:09:09 PM  
Stephen Colbert: Chevy better hurry to get the new Camaro out on the market soon if they want to cash in on this trend.

What America really needs is a new El Camino. It could single handedly save GM.
 
2006-04-25 10:16:25 PM  
LouisvilleMale33

Another day, another slandering of white peoples.

The -=ONLY=- group of people that its 'Cool' to condemn, and use hateful/racial remarks against.

Slurring white peoples is higly encouraged. But, if a white person said anything about having PRIDE in one's culture... they would be shot down as a horrible/evil/racist person, and reminded to 'Celebrate Diversity'


There is a difference between, say "German" or "Irish" or "Norwegian" and "White."

White represents an absence of culture, or even anti-culture. White culture seeks to destroy or erase cultures, whether from others or its own.

Ergo, colored people have no problem with "Scottish Pride" or "Italian Pride" or "Swedish Pride." Those are expressions of pride of actual cultures.

But "white pride" embraces the absence of culture. It's not just a skin color. "White" represence an absence. Like a blank sheet of paper.

If you don't understand what I'm talking about, well, then you're just white.
 
2006-04-25 10:29:58 PM  
Why do people get white trash and country folk mixed up?

Just because someone wears a singlet because they happen to actually do work all day outside. Does not mean they are white trash.

Just because someone does not care for the shallow superficial world of the latest cars, latest furniture or decore does not mean they are white trash.

Just because someone likes country music does not make them white trash.


/just saying
//Know your real white trash
 
2006-04-25 10:33:10 PM  
ok, one of y'all has gotta assplain "All your base are belong Cletus" to me pls? rtfa AND all 230 posts and nobody mentioned it, so it's gotta be fark-ese of SOME kind, right? i be a danged englitch major, hep me...
/be rat out back givin' marlboros to the young'uns
 
2006-04-25 10:35:42 PM  
This is really going to bring out the competitive nature of gangster rappers.
 
2006-04-25 10:37:20 PM  
Guest, some of us, particularly those of us who are from areas where both country folk and white trash reside, know the difference between the two groups very well.

I was raised hick, which is different from white trash. My parents were poor but had manners and came from families that cared about their jobs, their homes, education, their children's behavior and futures. Incidentally, hicks are not hillbillies. Hicks are flatlanders -- there are no hills where I come from. Hillbillies come from hill country.

White trash may include hicks and hillbillies, but not all hicks and hillbillies are white trash.
 
2006-04-25 10:50:30 PM  
These days, hipsters who 10 years ago would have embraced grunge grow long mustaches like the one worn by the title character in "Earl." White trash now spawns the same pop-culture ephemera associated with past trends. Like the "Preppy Handbook" and "Hipster Handbook," we now have the "Down Home Trailer Park" book series by Ruby Ann Boxcar, and "White Trash Etiquette," by Dr. Verne Edstrom, Esq., due out this summer.

Wow Helen...you've well justified your claims of a coming cultural phenomenon by pointing out the nascent existence of two not-yet-published books. And you're right, all us hipsters are totally down with the whole "Earl" mustache thing. Right on the nose, lady. Keep up the good work.
 
2006-04-25 11:37:50 PM  
HickPrincess

Wow that's the most scientific explanation of a hick, hillbilly, and white trash ever.

...

All whities are white trash.
 
2006-04-25 11:39:54 PM  
aliens: All whities are white trash.

Aww, now you're just being difficult.

/heh
 
2006-04-25 11:41:22 PM  
The trashiest of white trash don't come from the countryside, they come the city.

LarjMarge Sorry, I'm not sure you qualify. I done seen much worse.
 
2006-04-25 11:43:00 PM  
aliens, I'm not white.

I'm sort of beige. Or maybe it's ecru. Or ivory.
 
2006-04-25 11:48:15 PM  
Cerebral Ballsy, you are soooo right.

We here in Chicagoland call them Citybillies.
 
2006-04-25 11:53:16 PM  
Wife: Now Cletus, why did ya haf to park next to my parents?
Cletus: Now, Now, Hun, they're my parents too...
 
2006-04-25 11:59:14 PM  
"Biblet humpers."

I keep chuckling.

It's the creative accidents, I tell ya
 
2006-04-26 12:04:09 AM  
Hopefully this is not a threadjack, but speaking of hicks- Does anyone here just live in a very very small town? I've always lived near population centers and during my long drives between, um, population centers, I pass by lots of isolated little hamlets and homesteads and I wonder what it must be like to live there. I'm the city mouse who thinks he could never be the country mouse but is still curious. I see movies like History of Violence which features a family in a small town where you invite the local cop inside and offer him some pie and he talks about "you know we look after our own" and I think, is it really like that?

I just think that living in a very small hamlet, or on a homestead in the middle of nowhere, would be very isolating, and I'm a fairly social guy.

Honest question for any farkers.
 
2006-04-26 12:05:13 AM  
DrinkDifferent: "Biblet humpers."

Do I smell a new Farkism?

"Damn biblet humpers!"
 
2006-04-26 12:08:28 AM  
One more bit about small towns/living in isolated areas.

I have been blown away in the past by the simple pleasures of staying in a very isolated area... super-clear sky, and impossibly dead silence. It's been rare, though.

Even as I type here in a Boston suburb at midnight, there are street sounds and whatnot. I am hardly ever without some sort of ambient noise.

I've seen the Milky Way maybe twice in my whole life. The first time was (sadly) when a buddy and I pulled over on the I-5 highway in California in the middle of the night in death valley, to pee. (I was in the USAF at the time, around 24.) I looked up and nearly fell completely over while peeing. It was unbelievable.
 
2006-04-26 12:11:03 AM  
DrinkDifferent: I have been blown away in the past by the simple pleasures of staying in a very isolated area... super-clear sky, and impossibly dead silence. It's been rare, though.

That's an awesome feeling. i just wish it weren't so often accompanied by the knowledge that in order to gain said state, I have to become the only non-white within a 250 mile radius of my current location.

/middle o' Nebraska farking RAWKS for the Milky Wayness
//northern OR is almost as good
 
2006-04-26 12:11:26 AM  
I think "biblet humpers" is funny partly because nobody who's not in-the-know is going to know what the hell you're talking about when you go "Damn biblet humper!" I mean, you could like, yell it in the middle of a Baptist church congregation and get away scot-free.
 
2006-04-26 12:12:14 AM  
DrinkDifferent

Oh, Lord, hon. What's it really like in those tiny little towns?

If you have any curiosity at all about the world, it's far too quiet and boring. It's usually safe because you know everybody, and if somebody new shows up everybody stares and stares, in case they're aliens or something. It can take a long time for an outsider to be accepted because they might talk different or have strange ways.

Some people really love the quiet and security of knowing absolutely everyone, having the same faces and the same routine. But for a little kid with big dreams, it's just waiting until you can get the hell out of there.

I still own a home in a town of 2,000. Now when I go there, it's so quiet I can't sleep. Have to wait for the train to run through town before I can doze off.
 
2006-04-26 12:14:49 AM  
HickPrincess: I still own a home in a town of 2,000. Now when I go there, it's so quiet I can't sleep.

When I visit my friend in Central OR, I have a hard time sleeping. WAY too quiet.
 
2006-04-26 12:21:38 AM  
DrinkDifferent:

I have been blown away in the past by the simple pleasures of staying in a very isolated area... super-clear sky, and impossibly dead silence.

I've lived in isolated areas before and can say I never experienced dead silence. Far from it. Even in the middle of the night in the dead of winter.

Perhaps you just mean zero civilization noise?
 
2006-04-26 12:22:02 AM  
"Damn biblet humper!" I mean, you could like, yell it in the middle of a Baptist church congregation and get away scot-free.


You could yell it all you wanted, but they'd be staring at you before you ever got that out of your mouth if you weren't from there. If they knew you, they'd think you was demon possessed and start layin' on hands and prayin' up a storm. The Biblet humpers will make you crazy.

But being able to see stars at night, hear cicadas and crickets and coyotes, see deer and foxes and red-tail hawks, ride a bike from dusk to dawn and see no cars or strangers or the end of summer coming .... there is a slow kind of beauty there that every child should know.
 
2006-04-26 12:24:12 AM  
FarkmeBlind
Then how come there aren't any lilacs anywhere! ARRGHH!
i'm sure everybody's gone (so maybe it's okay to TJ), but in case you come back ... you can grow lilacs here. i've installed several. they just do differently than places that have 'real winter,' and need to be cut almost to the ground to winter and then will bloom beautifully in the spring.

plus there's the gorgeous native 'california lilac' ceanothus. i'd email you but ... your profile is so entertaining you forgot to add that :)

/have a good rehearsal
thanks. it was awesome. taught my boys some fine harmonies for 'ooh, baby baby'

just to stay on topic ... "white trash" is the new heroin-addicted model. cool, just 'cause it's not you.

/just for good measure.
 
2006-04-26 12:26:37 AM  
blueswoman: you can grow lilacs here. i've installed several. they just do differently than places that have 'real winter,' and need to be cut almost to the ground to winter and then will bloom beautifully in the spring.

*frantically scribbling notes*

"white trash" is the new heroin-addicted model

AberZombie and B|tch?
 
2006-04-26 12:35:56 AM  
saintstryfe
LouisvilleMale33:

BEcause "White" isn't a race.

You can be proud your British. Or American. Or Italian. Or What ever. "White" is not specific, and thus, being proud of it is like being proud of being able to curl your tongue.


ya know, we got soooooo far without starting the race-bashing. white is a race in the common lexicon. technically, it's caucasian. however, you'll find that arabs are also caucasian. it all comes down to whether one wants to make a distinction based upon merely the color of somebody's skin.

as hickprincess (bless her for the biblet humper typo!!) said 'i'm not white, i'm beige ...' i get really tired of people referring to 'people of color' as if those of us who appear to be caucasion are invisible, or perhaps clear ... which would sorta be cool in a "ewwwwwww!" kinda way.

we're all people of color. it's best to make distinctions about individuals - if one must - based upon their behavior and not based upon something that they cannot control. i love to tell people i'm native american, and watch them do a double-take. it's almost as much fun as when they hear me sing the first time.

/okay, that last part was gratuitious ego.
//for which i'm sure i'll pay dearly in karma at my next gig
///raised in a trailer, learned not to 'speak okie' early
////if i didn't tell ya, you wouldn't know
 
2006-04-26 12:41:06 AM  
FarkmeBlind
*frantically scribbling notes*
i'll be happy to help out (email me Qs). i do free consultations, so i can come by and point, if you want :) "yeah, it'd work great right ... about ... there!" "nope, darlin', that one's dead; even *I* can't bring it back!"

and, don't tell anybody - wink wink nudge nudge - but many nurseries, if you tell them you're a landscaper, will give you up to a 20% discount (tell 'em larascapes sent you).

"white trash" is the new heroin-addicted model...
AberZombie and B|tch?

that's farking hilarious!!!
 
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