Whether or not Serial misuses race is not for me, as a white person, to say. However, I have to say that not a single piece of evidence used in this article does anything to prove that Serial has a race problem. Koenig isn’t putting Hae and Adnan in to the model minority stereotype, at least as quoted here. She is simply stating facts about them. Adnan is an honor role student. Why does Koenig point this out? To make the listener more comfortable with his race by making him a “model minority”? Or to make the listener understand why it would surprise those that knew him that he was convicted of murder? It would be very difficult for you to prove to me that Koenig meant the former and not the latter — since the latter is basically the premise of Serial. Switching to Jay, there are several glaring problems with your argument. First, Jay isn’t the foil to Adnan because Jay is black. He is the foil to Adnan because it was Jay who accused him of murder, and who (assuming for a second that Adnan is innocent), essentially ruined Adnan’s life. When Koenig visits Jay, he seems frustrated. Is he frustrated because he is a menacing black man? Or is he frustrated because he thinks Adnan should confess? In my memory, actually the latter is EXPLICITLY STATED. And Koenig explicitly says, even in your quotation, that Jay’s frustration is understandable. So what does this have to do with Jay’s race? TL;DR this article is terrible even for Buzzfeed, especially for one of Buzzfeed’s longer articles. The author and the editors that let this article pass through should be ashamed of themselves.
I feel like this this video was made by an 80 year old man desperately misusing modern slang to try to connect with his teenage granddaughters.
It worries me that some people wouldn’t know some of these (not to say that I knew all of them… but most should be quite obvious).
Really, I should fold up my jeans so that they fit more snugly on my calves in order to put on boots? Never thought of that…
LOL at all the people correcting his name.
Care 0% about what happens in the video… But this has to be the worst song I’ve ever heard. And I like Nicki Minaj.
YES! You know what’s rude? Making people wait? You know what’s not rude? Taking people’s clothes out of the dryer when they’ve made you wait.
Once someone broke up with me by taking me out of his top 8.
I cannot express how much i hated this video.
This is my favorite buzzfeed article
Yale is the Harvard of central Connecticut
BUT I love the Doors so…
I thought the same thing! I think not being able to look past a violation of one of these rules, and stating them so extensively on his profile, does demonstrate a certain about of douchiness that I do not find attractive. However, the vast majority of these would be dealbreakers for me too! So I get where he’s coming from.
I don’t think a cover counts as a one-hit wonder (re: smooth criminal). Also matisyahu, who was playing on my itunes as a i read this list (so maybe i’m biased) is definitely not a one-hit wonder.
People that feel bad for the cat need to calm down. It’s funny because the cat was stupid and ran into the door. You would laugh at your friend wouldn’t you? What would NOT have been funny was if someone made the cat run into the door, or hurt it in another way.
I don’t think cowardliness equates to evil so Fudge and Quirrell don’t belong on this list (although I do hate them!)
Jimmy Johns? You serious? Gross. Also thanks for rubbing in that I’m from a small town so I never got to eat at any of these places, even the ones in my state :(
The only one of these things that is actually true (for me) at all is the not having a car thing… which I can’t really blame NYC for. I don’t smell horrible smells, my internet is fine…. my soul is only crushed on a weekly basis, etc.
Yes the Subway doors will close on you if you weren’t on the platform on time but unlike in other cities the doors won’t trap you on the train or keep you from getting on if you were actually waiting for it. When I lived in Paris I got trapped on the train multiple times because the doors are on a timer, so if a large number of people are getting off they might not all have time, nevermind the people trying to get on. In this sense the New York subway is actually a vast improvement over Paris (and I imagine some other systems) (although Paris does have a sign that tells you when the next train is coming on every line, not just some of them).
It affects my life if my children are being taught creationism in school…
Not sure who thought trail mix was healthy. I mean it has m&ms in it…
I’m not an asshole but I use k all the time. It’s a legitimate response. Stop being so sensitive. Really it annoys me that people find it annoying.
I definitely don’t have an attention problem and i definitely do all of these things (with the exception of taking adderrall). I have even found my phone in the refrigerator. So what i mean is everyone is like this sometimes. improperly labelled video.
Women have smaller feet so it would make sense that they have smaller socks. Boy and girl gift cards are a cute way of congratulating someone on their child while getting them a gift, much like it’s a boy and it’s a girl cigars. Women and men generally shave different parts of their body so it would make sense that their razors are specially designed. Those chocolate eggs have different girls’ and boys’ themed toys in them (whether or not we should have girls’ and boys’ toys is an issue separate from the chocolate itself). Women’s and men’s tea may be specially designed for different digestive systems (although they are probably not). So my point is that you could have thought of some better examples.
I will be the first today I don’t believe in this stuff and yet… It’s all so true…
I don’t think sisters that grow up in the same house even have that much in common, especially if they have different mothers!
Mine is margarita. This list was cold. Even though spring break junior year was the best 5 days of my life. But come on that doesn’t define me :(
My mom was definitely worried about salmonella. I never got to eat cake batter :(