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Bushwick Book Club presents HOW TO MAKE WHITE PEOPLE LAUGH by Negin Farsad

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THIRD THING A third thing. I'm a third thing. Not just a product of where I live. Not just the offspring of my relatives. I'm a third thing. A nation can't contain. A religion can't restrain. Only the hyphen can explain. I'm a third thing. A third thing. And if the someone you forsake is the someone who makes good cake then are your habits so hard to break? With the third thing. Not just myself, but not iconic. I am plastic; not being ironic. Turn around the fitful sense of the swing hitters on the fence. The Idealogical Sluts and silent friends just test your patience in the end. Fringe effects make the hate so strong. No matter how sad or small the throng. Questioned and threatened in front of all but soon enough we will all be called A third thing. Give it a couple generations. A third thing. We'll be a hyphenated nation. A third thing. It feels so good to be A third thing. Entertaining family trees.
Growing up in a cultural waste land All strip malls and old people waiting to die You develop a sense of humor living on the outside High schoolers in Palm Springs Think inside the box With minds like a closed fist With a handful of rocks High schoolers in Palm Springs Can be real douche bags Now I’m making the world A little less racist with my TED talking like a social justice comedy version of Stephen Hawking Out in the wider world It becomes clear I’m not from there and I’m not from here I am a third thing entirely As a fellow at TED You get a lot of perks Unlimited snacks & unlimited nerds Everyone with their own unique specialty Now I’m making the world A little less racist with my TED talking like a social justice comedy version of Stephen Hawking People let down their guard When they’re laughing Makes em more open and more empathic To learn about different cultures and ethnicities And eradicate racist ignorant mentalities Now I’m making the world A little less racist with my TED talking like a social justice comedy version of Stephen Hawking
LET IT TRY Jim Andralis Let it hurry down the stairs Let it come underground Let it watch us ride to work Let it have a look around Let it push onto the train Let it get into our brain Let it fuck with our commute Let it fuck up our view Let it make a stupid sound Until it’s just some thing that we don’t waste our time on Let it desecrate our playgrounds Until it’s just another thing for kids to climb on Let it rain into our drains Let it flood into the sewer Let it bubble up again Filtered clear and pure Let it whisper in our ears Let it prey on all our fears Let it cover up the sky Let it try Let it look us in the eye Before it shatters into dust Let it stomp its stupid feet Until it realizes it’s no match for us Let’s keep it under glass So we can see it as we pass Under the neighborhoods Of our beautiful town
Strange Privilege Being Caucasian comes with a backpack Full of privilege, don't you know I can mostly do whatever i want and Go where i want to go And I will never be called a terrorist No matter what I do Cause of the color of my skin Its not right but it is true Strange privilege... It is the strangest form of privilege For mass murderers who are white Not to get the terrorist label. Am I right? Of course I'm right I could blow up a government building Or set fire to a school And you still wouldn't call me a terrorist? That's not cool. That's a Strange Privilege.... I c‎ould shoot a bunch of people Nail them all to christmas trees And you still wouldn't call me a terrorist? I mean, please. Strange privilege..... I could booby trap a playground Hand out poison halloweeen candy Thanks but no thanks this kind of privilege Ain't gonna ever come in handy If hold hostages in a shotgun shack Just call me what I am Asshole fuckface terrorist White American (We don't need this) Strange, strange privilege Strange privilege Strange privilege
They don’t know muslims can be secular and fun-- Not all in a three way with their beards and their guns. Can’t even stop enriching uranium which apparently sometimes smells like bacon. White folks control things like hockey and Game of Thrones, Tom Hanks' career, government and iPhones. Breeding of dogs so small they can’t even breathe. The economy, also printer ink, war and peace. If she can get things lubed and slippery enough, war and misunderstanding might get unstuck. Give her a place in culture and lighten up. Unless you prefer suffering. What the fuck. Are you ready for that cultural shift to hit you the lubed up conniption fit you don’t see coming. She’s an Iranian-American, female, muslim, honey mustard enthusiast. She’s going to lube it up.


All songs recorded live at Little Skips in Bushwick on April 8, 2017.
All songs created in response to Negin Farsad's HOW TO MAKE WHITE PEOPLE LAUGH.


released April 26, 2017

photos by AJ Gustern


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The Bushwick Book Club Brooklyn, New York

We started in January 2009 playing songs written in response to Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions. We haven't stopped since. We've written & performed songs inspired by everything from "On The Origin of Species" to Dr. Seuss to Raymond Carver. There are BBCs popping up nationwide now. Bushwick Book Club Seattle started in 2010 & is run by Geoff Larson. Our nerdy dare-devilry knows no bounds. ... more


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