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2013-02-05 03:32:32 PM
I didn't have time to watch the whole video... My lunch was getting cold.
 
2013-02-05 03:40:22 PM
The screen on my BlackBerry was too small to see this video properly, and it kept buffering because the wifi connection was slow.
 
2013-02-05 05:21:06 PM
My employer blocks Facebook, so I have to wait until I get home to look at links like this. =(
 
2013-02-05 05:46:55 PM

utsagrad123: I didn't have time to watch the whole video... My lunch was getting cold.


I threw mine out because I'm a fatty
 
2013-02-05 05:48:07 PM
As long as scarcity exists then poverty will, too.

Its too bad we dont have those Trek replicators.
 
2013-02-05 05:51:34 PM

cman: As long as scarcity exists then poverty will, too.

Its too bad we dont have those Trek replicators.


Well, as long as people are making money off scarcity, at least.
 
2013-02-05 06:02:46 PM
That could have done better with that premise.  The "first-world problems" were too trite.  I think it was their intention to make them very trite, but it just makes the comparison not as relevant to your viewer because your first world viewer will just say "well, I'm not like one of those people that complains about forgetting to take a phone to a bathroom" and now they sort of let themselves off the hook from donating to you.  I would make the problems real things that people biatch about, but are glorious problems to have in the third world.


Something like "I can't decide where to go out to eat tonight" would be right on point.
 
2013-02-05 06:05:09 PM
I just hate it when third world problems are used to make me feel guilty.
 
2013-02-05 06:08:30 PM
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2013-02-05 06:10:16 PM

Rapmaster2000: That could have done better with that premise.  The "first-world problems" were too trite.  I think it was their intention to make them very trite, but it just makes the comparison not as relevant to your viewer because your first world viewer will just say "well, I'm not like one of those people that complains about forgetting to take a phone to a bathroom" and now they sort of let themselves off the hook from donating to you.  I would make the problems real things that people biatch about, but are glorious problems to have in the third world.


Something like "I can't decide where to go out to eat tonight" would be right on point.


Or a few other ones, like "I hate it when the power goes out in the middle of a TV show." Or "I had to take a cold shower this morning."
There are real first world problems, but you're right, a lot of them are so very trite. I'm putting together a presentation to work with a few other fields for a cooperative capstone project for Engineers Without Borders, UMaine for just what they're talking about: clean water.
 
2013-02-05 06:10:43 PM
I prefer to think about how lucky they are that they have no idea who Honey Boo Boo or Snooki is.
 
2013-02-05 06:11:15 PM

Rapmaster2000: That could have done better with that premise.  The "first-world problems" were too trite.  I think it was their intention to make them very trite, but it just makes the comparison not as relevant to your viewer because your first world viewer will just say "well, I'm not like one of those people that complains about forgetting to take a phone to a bathroom" and now they sort of let themselves off the hook from donating to you.  I would make the problems real things that people biatch about, but are glorious problems to have in the third world.

Something like "I can't decide where to go out to eat tonight" would be right on point.


Or, "I wasted a minute of my life watching a video whose execution didn't live up to the quality of its premise."
 
2013-02-05 06:11:31 PM
I hate it when I want a Ribeye, but all we have is Top Sirloin :(
 
2013-02-05 06:12:04 PM
I have to agree with the pickle one... I like pickles on my burger, so everyone who doesn't like pickles and still gets them on their burger can just suffer!!! SUFFER I say!

/pickle
 
2013-02-05 06:12:25 PM
Wasn't there something where if your primary needs are filled, things that are less important become more important to you or something?
 
2013-02-05 06:13:24 PM
"I hate when I say no pickles and they still give me pickles"

Classic!  I LOL'd.
 
2013-02-05 06:13:52 PM
  at least they don't gotta put with crushed ice...
 
2013-02-05 06:15:09 PM

AcesFull: at least they don't gotta put with crushed ice...


And you don't put up with up.
 
2013-02-05 06:16:10 PM
I hate it when the power goes out in the stadium sponsored by a luxury car brand during a televised sporting event.
 
2013-02-05 06:16:11 PM
They cast this well.  The people actually look like honest-to-goodness third worlders.  These people do need to work on their delivery, though.  Not all that convincing, if you ask me.
 
2013-02-05 06:16:15 PM
That link got borked toot sweet.
 
2013-02-05 06:16:31 PM

Pichu0102: Wasn't there something where if your primary needs are filled, things that are less important become more important to you or something?


You know, I can buy that. No matter how poor or rich you are, you've got to have SOMETHING to biatch about; otherwise, you've got nothing to focus on.
 
2013-02-05 06:16:34 PM
The fact that other people have worse problems than you does not in any way negate the existence of your problems.  Nor does it magically grant me the excess resources to fix the other people's problems.

Basically, if I've got no shoes, the fact that the other guy has no feet neither protects me from injury and infection nor does it grant me the power to psychically levitate him to where he wants to go by the sheer power of useless saccharine cliche.
 
2013-02-05 06:16:55 PM
DUH! Well how the hell am I suppose to watch this video if my neighbor blocked his wi-fi???
 
2013-02-05 06:17:27 PM
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"See this..? this is sand..you know what its going to be a hundred years from now?"

Still funny & relevant IMHO
 
2013-02-05 06:17:33 PM

TheMega: I have to agree with the pickle one... I like pickles on my burger, so everyone who doesn't like pickles and still gets them on their burger can just suffer!!! SUFFER I say!

/pickle


I just hate it when I bite into a pickle on my burger and don't get all the way through it and it comes off in one big piece pulling a bunch of other toppings off with it.
 
2013-02-05 06:18:07 PM

sweet-daddy-2: I just hate it when third world problems are used to make me feel guilty.


I hate when someone before me says what I was going to say on the internet!
 
2013-02-05 06:18:39 PM

Jim_Callahan: The fact that other people have worse problems than you does not in any way negate the existence of your problems.  Nor does it magically grant me the excess resources to fix the other people's problems.

Basically, if I've got no shoes, the fact that the other guy has no feet neither protects me from injury and infection nor does it grant me the power to psychically levitate him to where he wants to go by the sheer power of useless saccharine cliche.


2/10

Too many big words!

/I hate it when I rent a car and the GPS is set to the local country's language instead of American English!
 
2013-02-05 06:19:58 PM
I didn't watch the video because it looked like it was going to be sympathetic to poor dark people.

I love watching stuff where they make fun of them tho. Its funny because they are so different from us.
 
2013-02-05 06:19:58 PM

Altair: utsagrad123: I didn't have time to watch the whole video... My lunch was getting cold.

I threw mine out because I'm a fatty


lolololol
 
2013-02-05 06:20:40 PM

RedPhoenix122: cman: As long as scarcity exists then poverty will, too.

Its too bad we dont have those Trek replicators.

Well, as long as people are making money off scarcity, at least.


Precisely! And it's not even a matter of people wanting to be rich to live a comfortable lifestyle. 10 million dollars will let you lead pretty much as comfortable a life as 100 million. The problem is there are a group of obsessive hoarders who see money as nothing more than a way to keep score. To them their worth as a person is based on how much money they make. As long as the people in power see money as the measuring stick of personal worth then they will do everything in their power to fight the inevitability of a post scarcity economy.

We have an economy based upon when it comes right down to it, drudgery. We have plenty of resources, but in order to make our modern world work we rely upon a workforce of people to perform millions of mind numbingly dehumanizing, crappy jobs. The only way to get people to perform these countless shiatty jobs is to create artificial shortages of resources so that people will be forced to perform these jobs in exchange for the means to exist.

Eventually technology will eliminate the need for human beings to perform the drudgery tasks that keep civilization functioning. Once that happens there is no reason for the artificial shortages to be maintained.

Think of what you would do if you lived in a post scarcity culture. Forget for the sake of argument how that culture was created but assume that the technology exists to grant people whatever material needs they might have. What would you then do for your life.

Some people might live a life of pure hedonism but many people would want to find some way to give meaning to their life. Some people would follow their passion for science, some people would follow their passion for art. This of all the non-crap jobs that are in the world right now. You could probably think of one or two you would want to do for free if all your day to day living expenses were taken care of. Some of them might not even be particularly glamorous jobs either.

In a post scarcity world a persons worth will be measured by what it is they create and contribute to the human experience, not how much personal wealth they can hoard. The very concept of such a culture scares the living hell out the people who view money as a way of keeping score because hoarding money is the only talent they have.
 
2013-02-05 06:21:51 PM
Subby's mom spits...

/and I'll take a seat over here
 
2013-02-05 06:22:10 PM
I hate when I'm in a foreign country and they don't speak English.
 
2013-02-05 06:22:30 PM
You know, those assholes are really farking lucky. They never have to worry about any of the shiat they're obviously reading off of prompt cards. Also, don't whine to me about "clean" water. Do you know what it's like to try and drink a glass of heavily chlorinated municipal water? Might as well just take a straw to the swimming pool. Sometimes, I even have to settle for Desani and that shiat's just filtered tap water. Ain't nobody got time for that!
 
2013-02-05 06:25:01 PM
I never understood these "first world problem" bits. Why should I be made to feel guilty that I was lucky enough to be born in a country that has a sound infrastructure that allows me to have "first world problems" in the first place? All those third world countries have either incredibly corrupt governments or dictatorships, something that I can not solve by throwing money at it no matter how large of a check I may write.
 
2013-02-05 06:25:58 PM
mah spoon is too big.
 
2013-02-05 06:26:35 PM

Rapmaster2000: That could have done better with that premise.  The "first-world problems" were too trite.  I think it was their intention to make them very trite, but it just makes the comparison not as relevant to your viewer because your first world viewer will just say "well, I'm not like one of those people that complains about forgetting to take a phone to a bathroom" and now they sort of let themselves off the hook from donating to you.  I would make the problems real things that people biatch about, but are glorious problems to have in the third world.


Something like "I can't decide where to go out to eat tonight" would be right on point.


I agree the problems are too trite. I think they should have gone with things we've actually heard that people REALLY gripe about, not just common annoyances.

Some things I've actually heard in my life include:

"My husband just came back from Italy and he got me the WRONG Gucci sunglasses! WTF?"

"UGH my parents got me the WHITE iphone for Christmas. I wanted black!"

"I can't believe my parents won't pay for my rent any more. Do they even know how expensive it is to live in New York?"

"Omg why does it take so long for my Keurig to make a damn cup of coffee??"

and so on and so forth.

/yuppie problems
 
2013-02-05 06:27:22 PM
My god, it's full of 'tards.....
 
2013-02-05 06:27:28 PM

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Lol. Another FWP.
 
2013-02-05 06:27:31 PM

mekki: I never understood these "first world problem" bits. Why should I be made to feel guilty that I was lucky enough to be born in a country that has a sound infrastructure that allows me to have "first world problems" in the first place? All those third world countries have either incredibly corrupt governments or dictatorships, something that I can not solve by throwing money at it no matter how large of a check I may write.


Who said you should feel guilty? They are asking for help getting water. I'm sorry you feel guilty though.
 
2013-02-05 06:27:46 PM

Spanky McStupid: I hate when I'm in a foreign country and they I don't speak English.


FTFY
 
2013-02-05 06:28:01 PM

Jim_Callahan: The fact that other people have worse problems than you does not in any way negate the existence of your problems.  Nor does it magically grant me the excess resources to fix the other people's problems.

Basically, if I've got no shoes, the fact that the other guy has no feet neither protects me from injury and infection nor does it grant me the power to psychically levitate him to where he wants to go by the sheer power of useless saccharine cliche.


No kidding. I get tired of this attitude of "Your problems don't matter because someone else has worse problems." Well, in that case, basically nobody in the world can biatch, even these people in 3rd world countries, except for the people being tortured in North Korean "reeducation" camps. They have it the worst, so only they can complain.

It is a silly position. Now none of that means we can't appreciate the scope of our problems or help others that have worse problems, but let's cut the crap.

Also, funny enough, you'll find people in 3rd world countries still have and complain about trivial issues from time to time. They are different ones, but they are still there. It's just human nature.
 
2013-02-05 06:28:30 PM
I hate getting dysentery and the next water well is 20 miles away!
 
2013-02-05 06:28:42 PM
I couldn't hear the video over how awesome being an American sounds
 
2013-02-05 06:29:02 PM
You know, calling people and nations "third-world" is a problem created by the "first-world."
 
2013-02-05 06:29:43 PM
We should all be living in dirt because they do.
 
2013-02-05 06:29:56 PM
Buffering... buffering. God, YouTube video is the worst thing in the world.
 
2013-02-05 06:30:24 PM

Smeggy Smurf: I couldn't hear the video over how awesome being an American sounds


Win.
 
2013-02-05 06:30:37 PM

shanrick: mah spoon is too big.


When you have ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife.
 
2013-02-05 06:30:51 PM

tonguedepressor: [practicallyhistorical.files.wordpress.com image 259x194]
"See this..? this is sand..you know what its going to be a hundred years from now?"

Still funny & relevant IMHO


yeah I suppose they could throw the sand at the heavily armed men positioned between themselves and where the food is.
 
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