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R.I.P.: 'Stuff White People Like' Jumps Shark

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R.I.P.: 'Stuff White People Like' Jumps Shark

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R.I.P.: 'Stuff White People Like' Jumps Shark

R.I.P.: 'Stuff White People Like' Jumps Shark

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A once-hot Web site — StuffWhitePeopleLike.com, chronicling items such as dinner parties and marijuana — has become old news.

For now, it's all about last week's spinoffs, including Stuff Nobody Likes and White Stuff People Like.

Alia Rose Connor is one of the minds behind Stuff Nobody Likes, which leads with herpes, Hitler and taxes. She describes the site's approach as contrarian. The group bought the domain name in early April, downloaded Word Press software and had 22 posts by the end of the first day. Its list of possible targets is long. "Nobody likes cancer" or ex-girlfriends with book deals, Connor says. On the other hand, she and her co-founders have already had so much fun that she won't mind if the site fades away.

Scott Lamb, creator of White Stuff People Like, thought the 3-month-old Stuff White People Like was already too old to parody — until he saw Connor's site. Launched April 7, White Stuff has three items: mayonnaise, cocaine and snow.

Lamb says he'll be satisfied if the site never adds another. "I think three posts kind of summarize most of the white stuff people enjoy," he says. Or, he suggests, he could turn it into a Wiki and let people catalog their favorites.

On our blog, a slideshow of other ideas for White Stuff People Like.

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