Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Stereotypos

Stereotyping is fun.

Admit it.

When you go to a wedding, you know before walking in the door that the DJ is going to have a goatee. It's science. I saw an entire episode of Bill Nye about it.

Or when you see a girl driving a Chevy Cavalier - there is a 100% chance she smokes. It is actually part of the lease agreement.

Without stereotyping, how would sitcoms survive? How would I know who the mysterious rebel was if they weren't wearing a leather jacket? Or who the nerd was if they didn't have suspenders and glasses? Or who the dreamy guy was if there wasn't a chorus of "oooooooooh!" every time he came on stage.

But what stereotypes do people have for me? I want to know what people's snap reaction is to me when I walk into a room. After the swooning, that is.

Do they look at my beard and assume I can cut down trees with the single swing of my giant axe? Or assume I have a blue ox?

Do they look at my giant nose and assume I'm actually a small wooden doll that was brought to life by an old toy maker?

Do they hear my deep, gravelly voice and assume I'm Batman?

Well, the stereotype had to start somewhere.

14 comments:

Marie said...

I bet you where flannel button shirts with suspenders to go with the beard.

Am I right?

Matt said...

How would I be able to identify strippers in public without clear heels?

I bet you eat flapjacks for breakfast everyday and you have a hat with a fox tail on the back.

miss. chief said...

I really really really wonder what my stereotypes would be too.

zwinggi said...

you're like richard karn mixed with elvis costello.

zwinggi said...

(richard karn was al on home improvement)

zwinggi said...

(if you don't know who elvis costello is, google the '80s and he should come up.)

That Kind of Girl said...

I assume when people look at me they just think: "Dude, I'll bet that girl can totally read upside down & backwards."

Y'know. Just one of those stereotypes about us curly-haired girls. Like how all red-headed dudes can write with their feet.

Ed Adams said...

I've always thought of you as one of those guys holed up in a dark room surrounded by 3 or 4 computer monitors glowing. 1 monitor would be porn. 1 monitor would be blogs. 1 monitor would be World of Warcraft. And the last monitor would have a slideshow of bacon.

Moooooog35 said...

Because I'm short, people always assume I'm a ninja FBI agent who fights monsters and the injustice of the Social Security System.

See?

Sometimes stereotypes are DEAD ON.

TheGuy said...

internet porn addict. you even order pizza online so you dont have to move.

Toe said...

Beard/big nose/gravelly voice ummmm..coal mine worker.

justjp said...

Those are all good stereotypes to have though

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

your name in my phone is batman

Andhari said...

VLOG! VLOG! VLOG! I wanna hear your batman voice.