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So our show has been on KISW for 5 and a half years, with our images (much to my chagrin) all over the website, and yet, when we do an appearance or someone stops us on the streets, Ted and I in particular, are still showered with the same comments; Ted gets the âI thought you were blackâ comment, and I get the âI thought you were whiteâ comment.Â The reason for the confusion are always the same; Ted likes rap and throws out the âghettoâ slang, while I like rock and speak âclearlyâ.Â Thatâs all it takes.Â Stereotypes are so ingrained in peopleâs minds that youâre considered unique if you are, say, yourself.Â Even FBI profilers are little more than Stereotype gurus with a college degree, but in the end, their best guesses at anonymous criminals usually reflect the exact same guesses we have.Â Why?Â Everyone is prejudiced, but profilers found a way to get paid for it.Â I donât belittle these folks because, letâs face it, stereotypes are stereotypes because 99% of the time theyâre true!Â Most fat people overeat, itâs usually not a thyroid thing.Â Most women overreact, itâs not that they misunderstood.Â Most Asian drivers really do suck at driving, itâs not a problem with their car.Â On and on it goes.Â Today we wanted to know:Â WHAT DO YOU DO TO BETRAY YOUR STEREOTYPE?
Like I said, I speak clearly (unexpected), like rock music (unexpected), donât like watermelon (unexpected) and whole host of other things that Iâve been told violate the tenets of being a black man.Â To be fair, I never got a handbook or an instruction manual.Â Always thought you were supposed to just be yourself.Â Granted, because of my particular position, my outlook has always been that people who play the stereotype are doing what they think theyâre SUPPOSED to be doing because they donât have the balls to just be themselves.Â That kind of thing disgusts me (if you canât tell by my general tone) but as Iâve gotten older, Iâve come to the realization that maybe, just maybe, Iâm weird.Â I can live with that.
Heâs a video programmer but he rides motorcycles, drives trucks, shoots guns, fishes and hunts
White dude who can dance
Heâs gay, but works construction and âhates sissy stuffâ.Â Says he hates the flamboyant thing
Heâs black but loves to eat p*ssyâŚ AMEN!Â I donât know where that rumor started, but itâs worked in my favor
Likes âgayâ stuff like ABBA and George Michael, tear- jerker movies, etc, but isnât gay
Heâs Mexican but doesnât drink alcohol
Female but doesnât use sex as currency
White and can dance
Smokes and jogsâŚ I did that when I ran cross country for a season in college.Â Used to drive my coach nuts, but I was the only member of the team to win a medal.Â Go figure.
D&D nerd who works for the Seahawks and Sounders
Black guy who plays role playing games
Was all- state and league MVP in high school soccer AND ran a Dungeons and Dragons night every weekend
Construction worker, involved in MMAâŚ all time favorite movie is âPrincess Brideâ and heâs a vegan
OK bitches, itâs Friday, but more than that, tomorrow is PAIN IN THE MOTHERF**KING GRASS!!!Â Do you have tickets?Â No?Â Seriously?Â You suck as a human being, but I forgive you.Â If you DO have tickets, youâre awesome and Iâll see you there.Â Looking very forward to this.Â Itâs always a good time.Â Wonât lie to you, the band Iâm looking most forward to is Witchburn.Â Local band, we work with one of the members (the beautiful and talented Mischa) and seriously, they kick major ass.Â You probably donât know this, but they are honestly the hardest working band in Seattle right now and they shouldnât be.Â They are f**king awesome.Â They shouldnât have to do a Goddamn thing except wait for the offers to come pouring in.Â If youâre lucky enough to see them tomorrow, youâll agree.Â I have no about that.Â If you wonât be there tomorrow, catch them when you can.
That being said, all of Pain in the Grass will rock, just letting you know who Iâm most psyched for.
OK, maybe Iâll see you tomorrow, maybe notâŚ either way, have a great weekend.
Oh and if you liked Ted vs the FCC today, give this a watch.
Until Monday, do what you CONTINUE to do best and STAY BEAUTIFUL!â