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(Mirror.co.uk)   What's more frustrating than spending 6 months to complete a 32,000 piece jigsaw puzzle? Finding out at the end you're missing a piece   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 53
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2012-07-24 09:10:51 PM  
Swiping a piece is something your spouse does because she thinks it's funny.
 
2012-07-24 09:14:12 PM  
(Ha Ha guy.jpeg)
 
2012-07-24 09:17:36 PM  
This thing on?
 
2012-07-24 10:37:45 PM  
AAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!11!!!!
 
2012-07-24 10:53:50 PM  

Sgygus: Swiping a piece is something your spouse does because she thinks it's funny.


Swiper, no swiping. Swiper, no swiping.
 
2012-07-24 11:21:00 PM  

Sgygus: Swiping a piece is something your spouse everyone does because she thinks it's funny.


FTFYT
 
2012-07-25 12:26:06 AM  
She probably realised it when she still needed 10 pieces or so.

Also she probably lost it herself.
 
2012-07-25 12:34:26 AM  
cue Jack Harris

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/7 years, 1 piece missing
 
2012-07-25 12:39:40 AM  
FTA : "A mum". First two words. Why do we care if her uterus was shot with man goo? How is this relevant?
 
2012-07-25 12:41:58 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: FTA : "A mum". First two words. Why do we care if her uterus was shot with man goo? How is this relevant?


Well, don't you know...

/Mum's the word
//all week... veal...
 
2012-07-25 12:49:54 AM  
Super genious at the Mirror says " last piece missing " really ? the last piece ? go figure ... it could have been the first piece but she never found it ...
 
2012-07-25 12:52:00 AM  
My sisters would do this. Biatches. I would get even in Canasta.
 
2012-07-25 01:03:21 AM  
With the large swaths of solid pastel colors on that puzzle, it looks like it would be a real biatch.
 
2012-07-25 01:13:24 AM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: With the large swaths of solid pastel colors on that puzzle, it looks like it would be a real biatch.


I'm sure I'd go through fits of rage with all of those pieces. I thought about getting the Beatles White Album puzzle once but then had second thoughts. Nearly 500 pieces that are blank for $20 hrmm, it is double sided but still :p

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2012-07-25 01:13:57 AM  
That size of puzzle, I'd get a bit of cardboard and some crayons. Five minutes of work and there would be no missing piece.

/tell no one about it either
//let the thief out himself/herself
 
2012-07-25 01:37:18 AM  
Stave Puzzles sneers at your prefab jigsaws.
 
2012-07-25 01:51:25 AM  
What a shiatty hobby
 
2012-07-25 01:56:10 AM  

Griftin Rubes: Super genious at the Mirror says " last piece missing " really ? the last piece ? go figure ... it could have been the first piece but she never found it ...


When insulting others - first learn to spell, genius.
 
2012-07-25 02:10:13 AM  

Griftin Rubes: Super genious at the Mirror says " last piece missing " really ? the last piece ? go figure ... it could have been the first piece but she never found it ...


Hey, did you know that when you lose things, they're always found in the last place you look!

/spooky!
 
2012-07-25 02:23:06 AM  
At my university's intramural olympics, there was a jigsaw puzzle competition.

My college won because we stole pieces from every other college so they couldn't complete their puzzles.

When they complained, we told them they shouldn't have been so stupid as to let random people come up and volunteer to help them.
 
2012-07-25 02:49:58 AM  
It was the cat. The cat took it and hid it in a shoe in the closet.

/farking cats
 
2012-07-25 02:58:51 AM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: With the large swaths of solid pastel colors on that puzzle, it looks like it would be a real biatch.


This. Keith Harring is not a good artist to make a jigsaw puzzle.

Norman Rockwell is pretty good, though. I've done a bunch of those with my mom.
 
2012-07-25 03:29:01 AM  

turbidum: At my university's intramural olympics, there was a jigsaw puzzle competition.

My college won because we stole pieces from every other college so they couldn't complete their puzzles.

When they complained, we told them they shouldn't have been so stupid as to let random people come up and volunteer to help them.


Nothing about how you shouldn't have been so greedy as to cheat in a puzzle-working contest? Interesting.

/if you cheat, you're automatically a loser
 
2012-07-25 03:41:12 AM  
I wonder what the odds are of this happening.
 
2012-07-25 03:52:31 AM  
I like puzzles, but fark that.
 
2012-07-25 03:53:07 AM  

FatalDischarge: I wonder what the odds are of this happening.


More common than you'd realise.
 
2012-07-25 04:24:46 AM  
OK, now. I enjoy a good 500 or 1,000 piece jigsaw as much as the next guy, but... you have to have at least a mild case of OCD to be able to even attempt that thing, right?

By the way, I asked the next guy, and he confirmed that he doesn't like 500 or 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzles at all, thus verifying my initial assertion.
 
2012-07-25 04:39:25 AM  
Or she's a lying twat and just wants 5 minutes of "fame".
 
2012-07-25 04:54:41 AM  
Big deal. I once solved a puzzle in a little over 7 hours, when the box said "3-5 years".
 
2012-07-25 05:19:38 AM  
She should take her pet monkey to hospital to have the missing piece removed from its stomach.
 
2012-07-25 05:27:43 AM  

TommyymmoT: Big deal. I once solved a puzzle in a little over 7 hours, when the box said "3-5 years".


www.motifake.com
 
2012-07-25 05:43:03 AM  
Why is it always the last piece that's missing?
 
2012-07-25 07:33:48 AM  
Okay, wildly off topic here, but British people: How farking much is a stone? I thought you were on the metric system. It's one of those things Brits always lord over US-ians as proof they're smarter.
 
2012-07-25 08:12:06 AM  
32,000 piece jigsaw puzzle? That guy needs a hobby. Oh, wait....
 
2012-07-25 08:23:43 AM  
That reminds me of a csb. When I was a tot it so happened that I spent a lot of time in a hospital waiting room. They had a puzzle there that I put together that turned out to be a picture of a medical team at an operating table. A word bubble had a surgeon saying "There's a piece missing." Of course, the puzzle had a piece missing. I learned a cool literary trick.
 
2012-07-25 09:22:11 AM  
And she completed it in six months? No way in hell, unless she completed each bag of pieces one at a time. That's not a 32,000 piece puzzle; that's eight 4,000 piece puzzles.

I did an 18,000 piece puzzle a few years back; it came in four separate bags. I mixed those mofos together, though, 'cause I'm hardcore like that. Took me about 10 months.
 
2012-07-25 09:29:10 AM  

turbidum: At my university's intramural olympics, there was a jigsaw puzzle competition.

My college won because we stole pieces from every other college so they couldn't complete their puzzles.

When they complained, we told them they shouldn't have been so stupid as to let random people come up and volunteer to help them.


So, you really proved you're good at puzzles, then, huh? Better at puzzles than those other people, right? Because you deliberately handicapped them, instead of forging ahead with proving your own expertise. Tell me, what do you plan to do in the real world, when you can't do that to your competition, or if you do it might land you in trouble?

Cheating isn't something that respectable or self-accomplished people brag about. It's what cheaters and people who take short cuts brag about.
 
2012-07-25 09:33:55 AM  
turbidum
At my university's intramural olympics, there was a jigsaw puzzle competition.

Was that a qualifier event for the Special Olympics?
 
2012-07-25 10:04:04 AM  
all those white borders would suck...and when you done you have a bunch of Keith Haring artwork. I sort of kid.

when I was younger I took a piece from a puzzle in the common area of a dorm in college. felt bad when I saw it completed missing the piece.

then I put a puzzle together a few years ago to find I was missing one piece when I got done. Karma.
 
2012-07-25 10:16:15 AM  

Herr Morgenstern: Okay, wildly off topic here, but British people: How farking much is a stone? I thought you were on the metric system. It's one of those things Brits always lord over US-ians as proof they're smarter.


1st=14lbs. Britain is technically metric as are all EU members but in reality we're a hybrid. Food and medicine are labelled in metric. Beer and cider are sold in pints. Petrol is priced per litre. Travel distance is in miles.

I grew up using Imperial measurements and learning to use metric in school. It's useful to know both as I frequently need to do quick conversions in my head when dealing with people from the rest of the world.
 
2012-07-25 10:19:48 AM  
She's sooooo smart. It was probably the first piece but she was too stubborn to do anything about it.
 
2012-07-25 11:00:13 AM  
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2012-07-25 12:28:24 PM  
As a youth I vividly remember completing a "Rocketeer" puzzle (probably 500 pieces) only to find a single piece missing at the end. I wrote the company telling them about it, with an outline of the piece and a picture of where it went in the puzzle.

Much to their credit, while they didn't send me the missing piece, they sent me a whole new puzzle! Of course, the new puzzle was never even opened before being sold at a tag sale. Way too much trouble for something pretty insignificant.

/csb
 
2012-07-25 12:38:14 PM  
A puzzle that large and you have to go in with the mindset that there will be missing pieces.
 
2012-07-25 01:26:01 PM  
This is why you inventory the pieces before you start. I got suckered into helping my cousin's farkwad husband put together an aluminum shed in the back yard. It was my uncle, other cousin(his BIL,) and me. I get there a little while after they do and they are starting to put pieces together. I asked if they inventoried them. Nope. They biatched a fit because I wanted to but I won and we did. There were a couple of important pieces that were wrong. Something like your supposed to have 4 rights and 4 lefts and we had 8 rights. Would have been farked if that crap had to lay all over the yard waiting for the next day to go back to the store to get replacements.
 
2012-07-25 01:41:09 PM  

Benjimin_Dover: This is why you inventory the pieces before you start. I got suckered into helping my cousin's farkwad husband put together an aluminum shed in the back yard. It was my uncle, other cousin(his BIL,) and me. I get there a little while after they do and they are starting to put pieces together. I asked if they inventoried them. Nope. They biatched a fit because I wanted to but I won and we did. There were a couple of important pieces that were wrong. Something like your supposed to have 4 rights and 4 lefts and we had 8 rights. Would have been farked if that crap had to lay all over the yard waiting for the next day to go back to the store to get replacements.


Not so practical for a 32,000 piece puzzle.
 
2012-07-25 03:09:59 PM  

Supes: As a youth I vividly remember completing a "Rocketeer" puzzle (probably 500 pieces) only to find a single piece missing at the end. I wrote the company telling them about it, with an outline of the piece and a picture of where it went in the puzzle.

Much to their credit, while they didn't send me the missing piece, they sent me a whole new puzzle! Of course, the new puzzle was never even opened before being sold at a tag sale. Way too much trouble for something pretty insignificant.

/csb


Helpful Hint: If you are missing a puzzle piece. Send the company a letter with the puzzle name, the X,Y coords of the missing piece, and S&H. They will mail you the piece that you desire. (you can't wait until years after production though) ;)

/Not sure if 3D puzzle manufacturers do this :p
 
2012-07-25 04:08:50 PM  

phlegmmo: Benjimin_Dover: This is why you inventory the pieces before you start. I got suckered into helping my cousin's farkwad husband put together an aluminum shed in the back yard. It was my uncle, other cousin(his BIL,) and me. I get there a little while after they do and they are starting to put pieces together. I asked if they inventoried them. Nope. They biatched a fit because I wanted to but I won and we did. There were a couple of important pieces that were wrong. Something like your supposed to have 4 rights and 4 lefts and we had 8 rights. Would have been farked if that crap had to lay all over the yard waiting for the next day to go back to the store to get replacements.

Not so practical for a 32,000 piece puzzle.


I did think of the effort needed is not trivial but if this chick is willing to spend 6 months putting it together, I would think one day counting pieces would be doable.
 
2012-07-25 06:37:24 PM  
Benjimin_Dover: I would think one day counting pieces would be doable.

The puzzle contains approximately 32,000 pieces. There is a flaw in your logic.
 
2012-07-25 08:53:51 PM  

Sgygus: Benjimin_Dover: I would think one day counting pieces would be doable.

The puzzle contains approximately 32,000 pieces. There is a flaw in your logic.


Hmm. Never heard of that before. How would the company send you a specific piece if the puzzles don't have a specific set of pieces?
 
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