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Stuff white people in Denver like

Christian Lander, author of the popular website and book series

Stuff White People Like

, will be at the

Tattered 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.

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.

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