Christian Lander, author of the popular website and book seriesStuff White People Like
, will be at theTattered Cover, Lodo on Thursday
to promote his newest book,Whiter Shades of Pale
. Unlike the broad strokes of his previous endeavors, Lander's new book takes a closer look at the stuff white people like in different regions. Boulder made his list, but Denver didn't, so we went ahead and copped his style to throw together a quick Denver primer.
Overview: Depending on whom you ask, Denver has somewhere between 245 and 300 days of sunshine a year, meaning the residents will consistently complain and whine when a cloud overshadows their morning commute. While residents vehemently deny the rumors of Denver being a cowpoke town, they also embrace cultural cues such as lining the city with hundreds of cow sculptures and erecting a massive horse near the airport.
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Strengths: Able and willing to drive in any type of weather.
Weaknesses: Although reportedly "green-friendly," residents will often drive their 22mpg SUVs up to the mountains on a moment's notice.
Secret Shame: Doesn't actually like DeVotchKa.