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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  
practicallyhistorical.files.wordpress.com
"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.
 
2013-02-05 06:31:01 PM  

sycraft: 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.


I  agree. But you also have to agree that there are also at least some people who  are completely ignorant about the plight of others who also have a tendency to complain about completely insignificant shiat.
 
2013-02-05 06:31:30 PM  
I hate the fact that I only make 89k when I should be making 91k.
 
2013-02-05 06:32:58 PM  
I was right there with them up until the end. What's so wrong with not wanting pickles? Can't a man get a sandwich without a damn pickle once in a while! What is this, Soviet Russia?
 
2013-02-05 06:33:50 PM  
Please, Everyone that we made feel guilty donate money so that only 10% of which you give actually goes to the people it was meant for and we can keep the other 90%. Thank you for your donations. Here is a pic of some random poor kid I found on the internet.
 
2013-02-05 06:33:51 PM  

Ponzholio: shanrick: mah spoon is too big.

When you have ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife.


If one can't turn one of ten thousand spoons into a shank then one does not deserve whatever goodness a knife would have brought into one's life.
 
2013-02-05 06:34:48 PM  
I care just enough to post that I don't care.
 
2013-02-05 06:35:33 PM  
Ghastly: 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. doesn't bother people a bit because the entire premise is farking retarded since your replicator won't provide health care or haul away your trash.

FTFY
 
2013-02-05 06:37:11 PM  
Ghastly: 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.

Yes, please tell me how we systematically create artificial shortages of "resources" (commodities or consumer goods?). Focus your answer on how competition can also exist in such a system.

2/10, got me to respond
 
2013-02-05 06:37:16 PM  
My iPad won't play the flash video.
 
2013-02-05 06:37:58 PM  
i1207.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-05 06:38:00 PM  

Ghastly: 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 wan ...


Then the Singularity will happen, and the robots will kill us all.
 
2013-02-05 06:38:44 PM  
t.qkme.me
 
2013-02-05 06:38:46 PM  

BKITU: My employer blocks Facebook, so I have to wait until I get home to look at links like this. =(


If my employer blocked Facebook there would be a mutiny. Our company is on Facebook. We wouldn't be able to see our own company page.
 
2013-02-05 06:38:50 PM  
Just getting hot water out of the tap, or lying in a nice quilt covered bed, when it's 10C outside, makes me think about how bad off some people are. And what I consider bad probably isn't even realistic. Reality is probably worse.
 
2013-02-05 06:39:03 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.


As long as accumulation of wealth exists, then poverty will too.
 
2013-02-05 06:40:06 PM  
Something, something.... Theory of Relativity.
 
2013-02-05 06:41:20 PM  
I agree with all that, but really, its all subjective isn't it? One man's garbage is another mans treasure and so on....
 
2013-02-05 06:42:44 PM  
i hate when some douche bag tries to make me feel guilty or responsible for having ancestors that, through hard work, foresight, and cooperation, have managed to create a better world for their children so that they do not have to live a life desperate poverty and horrifying violence.

I also hate when this tradition of each generation building upon the accomplishments of the last, and instilling their values into the next, to create a progressively better society is derided as some kind of unearned privilege.

/do i win?
 
2013-02-05 06:42:47 PM  
"Flash Player upgrade required
You must download and install the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player to view this content."


I already have the latest version of Flash.

Why is Facebook stupid?
 
2013-02-05 06:42:57 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: I agree with all that, but really, its all subjective isn't it? One man's garbage is another mans treasure and so on....


you saying they want our fat chicks?
 
2013-02-05 06:43:24 PM  

Propain_az: "I hate when I say no pickles and they still give me pickles"

Classic!  I LOL'd.


When I was in HS and had friends that worked in fast food, they'd give people who asked for none of something, extra, like extra pickles, extra onions (to my knowledge they only did it to friends, and with things that could be taken off)
 
2013-02-05 06:43:58 PM  
thumbpress.com
 
2013-02-05 06:44:25 PM  
best first world problem (i think from an image floating around)

I want to text at the red light but I keep hitting green lights.
 
2013-02-05 06:44:57 PM  

umad: Ghastly: 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. doesn't bother people a bit because the entire premise is farking retarded since your replicator won't provide health care or haul away your trash.

FTFY


Nor will it change human nature. Humans fight. And hate each other. And acquire. Regardless of what needs are being satisfied. IF post scarcity is even achievable, it won't be the universal balm Star Trek imagines it will be.

Unless maybe there's an outside force that MAKES humanity discard differences. Which even then, seems unlikely, humans being humans and all.
 
2013-02-05 06:46:15 PM  
Wait a farking minute. Third world countries have thriving cell phone industries.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/may/30/mobile-phon e- developing-world-elearning

In Kenya, mobile phones have become an integral part of cash transfer schemes, enabling poor people in urban areas to buy food. In remote rural areas of Peru, computers provided by the Euro-Solar programme are fuelling an appetite for learning among children. And the senior US political adviser Alec Ross - acknowledging the galvanising influence of social media on the Arab spring - has described the internet as "the Che Guevara of the 21st century".

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4020259.stm

www.phonecardmall.com

When they don't it's because of their governments standing in the way.
 
2013-02-05 06:46:51 PM  
Thanks for the reality check. May I be truly thankful for all my blessings.
 
2013-02-05 06:49:03 PM  
I hate it when Farkers waste an opportunity to say stupid shiat and instead discuss world problems.
 
2013-02-05 06:49:44 PM  
And these people really should try out on of these.

http://obamaphone.net/
 
2013-02-05 06:50:16 PM  
Reminds me of that old Overclocked cartoon, "Quitting the Scene"

Those who followed the emulator scene in the late 90s / early 2000's might remember it.
 
2013-02-05 06:50:29 PM  
I hope my wife remembered not to get olives on the pizza she ordered.... I really hate that.
 
2013-02-05 06:51:09 PM  
Rather, comic strip.
 
2013-02-05 06:51:13 PM  
weknowmemes.com
 
2013-02-05 06:51:51 PM  
A tree fell in the woods and I didn't hear it.
 
2013-02-05 06:52:24 PM  
I hate it when my favorite website changes their layout and I have to click a "Raw HTML" button to post things the way I used to post them.
 
2013-02-05 06:53:05 PM  
Third world meaning not aligned with the West or the Soviets? Like Switzerland?
 
2013-02-05 06:53:13 PM  

umad: doesn't bother people a bit because the entire premise is farking retarded since your replicator won't provide health care or haul away your trash.


And you think that the technology that would make a post scarcity economy possible won't be able to create an inexhaustible workforce of robot slaves because....?

Like I said, we live in an economy based on drudgery. Eliminate the drudgery and there's no need to maintain scarcity to force people to perform such tasks.
 
2013-02-05 06:55:12 PM  

Charlie Chingas: I hate it when Farkers waste an opportunity to say stupid shiat and instead discuss world problems.


I agree. WTF is wrong with people?! All you have to do is sit there and say something slightly snarky and I might laugh about it. But no, instead you bring doses of reality into it! I already farking live in reality, I don't need more of it when I get on the internet!
 
2013-02-05 06:55:14 PM  
js530:
Yes, please tell me how we systematically create artificial shortages of "resources" (commodities or consumer goods?).

I've forwarded your question to De Beers.
 
2013-02-05 06:55:38 PM  

Ghastly: 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.



I can sort of sympathize with your ideals on a hypothetical basis.  I mean, you want everyone to have good things and be happy.  Who can argue with that?

But food and ipods don't fall from the sky without working for them.  They just don't.  You have to work for it.  Even the physical laws of thermodynamics tells us it is a universal truth.  And scarcity is not artificial.  We really are depleting the worlds oceans of life, and destroying the fertility of soil for short term population gains, even water is increasingly in short supply, the global water crisis is real.

Look, I'm right there with you.  I'm a lower-middle class first world schmuck who has to work a 60 hour week for a living.  But I just simply do not believe there is some secret stash of infinite resources being hidden from us by an evil cabal of costumed villains.
 
2013-02-05 06:56:32 PM  

Lollipop165: 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


Did someone really get upset because of sunglasses?

Really?

Please, for the love of all that is holy in the world, telle that did not really happen
 
2013-02-05 06:59:15 PM  

Precision Boobery: You know what's worse?  Second-world problems.  Nobody gives one single shiat about them.


That's because everyone wants to give Montana, North Dakota and Maine to Canada.
 
2013-02-05 06:59:41 PM  

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


It's not like you did anything to them, personally. Hell, it's not like finishing every meal would suddenly mean that Indian kids won't starve.
 
2013-02-05 07:01:07 PM  
Smgth:

Unless maybe there's an outside force that MAKES humanity discard differences. Which even then, seems unlikely, humans being humans and all.

Humans fight each other because of scarcity. The tribal difference that make us hate are simply social constructs to get us past our natural aversion to warfare. If everyone on earth had a "magic" box that granted them anything they want nobody would be able to risk giving up their comfortable life of pleasure and risk being killed just because somebody else likes to open their eggs on the wrong end.
 
2013-02-05 07:02:19 PM  

Uzzah: 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."


That's the spirit.  Kind of like "I'm only using the internet because my job is boring or there's nothing on TV."
 
2013-02-05 07:02:45 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.


+1

These "first world problems" are shared by like nobody. Maybe the 'I hate it when I go to the bathroom and forget my phone' is legit, the others are either completely made up or just so ridiculous it's shared by nobody. 'My house is so big I need two wifi routers'? Please. If your house is that big, you probably just have somebody set up your wifi for you.
 
2013-02-05 07:03:37 PM  
ThrobblefootSpectre:
But food and ipods don't fall from the sky without working for them.

And when technology makes it otherwise, what then?
 
2013-02-05 07:04:24 PM  

Precision Boobery: You know what's worse?  Second-world problems.  Nobody gives one single shiat about them.


You vill give a shiat about dem ven you're ROTTING VIT DEM IN SIBERIA! GUARDS!
 
2013-02-05 07:04:30 PM  
lolsnaps.com
 
2013-02-05 07:05:12 PM  

Precision Boobery: You know what's worse?  Second-world problems.  Nobody gives one single shiat about them.


In second world, problems have you!
 
2013-02-05 07:08:08 PM  

Ghastly: 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.


I hate living in a country which got billions of dollars from international aid over the decades but is still a shiat hole because we can't keep a government at a minimal honesty/compassion level.
 
2013-02-05 07:09:09 PM  

Ghastly: And when technology makes it otherwise, what then?


Well, I guess maybe some distant future generation will find out.  But retroactively applying that hypothetical future angst to today's world just doesn't make sense.
 
2013-02-05 07:09:16 PM  

Propain_az: "I hate when I say no pickles and they still give me pickles"

Classic!  I LOL'd.


I say that with Mayo as in "GODDAMIT WENDYS WHY U PUT MAYO ON MY BURGER WHEN I SAID NO MAYO!!!!"  BBBLLLLAAAARRRGGGHHH

/really do hate mayo.
 
2013-02-05 07:10:11 PM  

Precision Boobery: You know what's worse?  Second-world problems.  Nobody gives one single shiat about them.


That's because the Second World hasn't existed since 1991.

oh wait... that really IS a Second World problem.
 
2013-02-05 07:10:13 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?


http://www.businessballs.com/maslow.htm
 
2013-02-05 07:10:18 PM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: I hate it when the power goes out in the stadium sponsored by a luxury car brand during a televised sporting event.


I didnt, it got the 49ers back in it and made the game better.
 
2013-02-05 07:10:57 PM  
Third World Problems As Read By First World People:

1. I hate it when my boss belittles my abilities and there are no rebels to kidnap him/her.

2. I hate it when there are no leeches around and poison needs to be sucked out of my flesh.

3. I hate it when I have just left the nightclub and there aren't any plants to hide behind to pee or poo.

4. I hate it when my random sexual encounter provides me with all sorts of STDs.

5. I hate it when I get raped in the alleyway and I'm not wearing my "penis destroyer" device.

6. I hate it when my neighbor is being a biatch and there are no witch doctors to cast evil spells on them.

7. I hate being homosexual when some religious figure keeps telling people that I "eat da poo poo" even though I don't.

8. I hate being nagged by my wife and not have any contaminated water to make her drink and shut up.

9. I hate being in a country that keeps receiving donations from nations around the world but I don't get any of the help.

10. I hate flies that hover around me because it means I'm either dying or I'm having dinner tonight.
 
2013-02-05 07:11:38 PM  
LAWL POOR PEOPLE DON'T HAVE FOOD SO YOU DON'T HAVE ANY RIGHT TO COMPLAIN ABOUT ANYTHING EVER
 
2013-02-05 07:11:47 PM  
The fact that so many of us live such comfortable lives while so many of us starve is horrific. The fact that we are horrendously wasteful, doubly so.
 
2013-02-05 07:12:29 PM  
I hate when there's nothing on TV
I hate when they test the EAS when I'm watching TV
I hate when I leave the TV remote in the bathroom (yes, I can see the bedroom TV from the toilet if I leave the door open)
I hate when Drew spills beer on the servers
I hate when I go to the grocery store and Coca Cola isn't on sale.
I hate when there's a disaster in some 3rd world shiathole and my government wastes my tax dollars to help them
I hate when there's a line at the drive thru
I hate when the Simpsons is a rerun
I hate that I'll have to wait until summer for the end of Breaking Bad
I hate when the liquor store runs out of 18-packs of my favorite beer and I have to buy 2 12-packs instead.

and since this is about clean water, I hate when I buy a case of bottled water and forget to put it in the refrigerator

Just kidding about the last one - my tap water is just fine and it comes out of the dispenser on the 'fridge already cold....but I do really hate that there's a light telling me I should change the water filter.
 
2013-02-05 07:15:35 PM  
As someone from the fourth-world, all I see are a bunch of fancypants with their shirts and helpings of rice.
 
2013-02-05 07:15:56 PM  
Maybe if they did some work and stopped all trying to be PLAYAZ.... then they wouldn't be third world.

Maybe if, when a precious resource is discovered, they didn't get all tribal on each others' asses.... then they wouldn't be third world.

i48.tinypic.com

About 20 years ago, a FARK TON of diamonds got discovered to the north of where I live. Did it start a farking civil war? No. We peacefully started digging them out of the ground.
 
2013-02-05 07:16:14 PM  

Happy Hours: I

Just kidding about the last one - my tap water is just fine and it comes out of the dispenser on the 'fridge already cold....but I do really hate that there's a light telling me I should change the water filter.


I don't trust that light.  Being extorted by Big Filter is worse than having your hands chopped off by the local warlord.
 
2013-02-05 07:17:07 PM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: Ghastly: And when technology makes it otherwise, what then?

Well, I guess maybe some distant future generation will find out.  But retroactively applying that hypothetical future angst to today's world just doesn't make sense.


Why not, it's interesting to contemplate what forces will work to actively oppose a post scarcity economy and to wonder what life in a post scarcity economy will be like.

I believe the solution is going to have to come from technology. Right now what we have is a distribution problem. If the resources spent on the world's military were instead applied to the problems of distribution scarcity wouldn't be an issue. Populations would decline naturally since most of the over population takes place in countries which suffer the greatest scarcities. Offspring is the only retirement option available to the poor. More children means greater chances that one of them lives to adulthood and can care for you in your old age. Affluent nations tend to have slower population growth.

In a world where everyone is assured of living a comfortable existence even after one is no longer able to be a productive member of that society people will naturally have fewer children thus even less resources will be needed.

In fact some people think that in a post scarcity economy governments will have to actively work to encourage procreation.
 
2013-02-05 07:18:01 PM  
Biggest First World Problem: guilt trips by corporations and charlatans who stand to profit off of our guilt.
 
2013-02-05 07:19:07 PM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: I hate it when my favorite website changes their layout and I have to click a "Raw HTML" button to post things the way I used to post them.


My Fark > Preferences > Uncheck "Enable modern rich text (WYSIWYG) editor for posting comments" under Comment Preferences
 
2013-02-05 07:19:30 PM  
Dear Kid in Rwanda........
 
2013-02-05 07:20:38 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

~
If it's the clip I'm thinking of.... did ya notice that soft-cock Letterman gave his audience a WARNING that the nasty mean comedian who was about to come on was going to say NASTY MEAN THINGS about over population. Over population in semi arid area, no less.
 
2013-02-05 07:23:07 PM  

Precision Boobery: You know what's worse?  Second-world problems.  Nobody gives one single shiat about them.


I hate it when a President I didn't vote for tries to take my guns and have me marry teh gays

i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-02-05 07:24:10 PM  

Big Ramifications: Maybe if they did some work and stopped all trying to be PLAYAZ.... then they wouldn't be third world.

Maybe if, when a precious resource is discovered, they didn't get all tribal on each others' asses.... then they wouldn't be third world.

[i48.tinypic.com image 639x380]

About 20 years ago, a FARK TON of diamonds got discovered to the north of where I live. Did it start a farking civil war? No. We peacefully started digging them out of the ground.


An Australian biatching about the people of the third world.  LOL.
 
2013-02-05 07:28:17 PM  

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


I hate it in when I'm in my country and they don't speak English

/ducks
 
2013-02-05 07:28:18 PM  

ProfessorOhki: GreatGlavinsGhost: I hate it when my favorite website changes their layout and I have to click a "Raw HTML" button to post things the way I used to post them.

My Fark > Preferences > Uncheck "Enable modern rich text (WYSIWYG) editor for posting comments" under Comment Preferences


Thank you - that's been a little anoying
 
2013-02-05 07:28:34 PM  

Jument: The fact that so many of us live such comfortable lives while so many of us starve is horrific. The fact that we are horrendously wasteful, doubly so.


It's kind of a low grade horror you get used to, like a non-malaria mosquito buzzing outside your screen on a warm summers night as you enjoy laying with your relatively wellnourished significant other
 
2013-02-05 07:28:56 PM  

Ghastly: Right now what we have is a distribution problem.


No.  What "we" mainly have is a problem of countries with vast stretches of arable land which aren't productively utilized.  The reasons for which vary from local warlords, to corrupt government land re-distribution programs of formerly productive farms.

When continent x has lots of unused farmable land and plenty of idle potential labor, blaming country y for not re-distributing it's own food to continent x for free is a cop out.
 
2013-02-05 07:29:46 PM  

Big Ramifications: Maybe if they did some work and stopped all trying to be PLAYAZ.... then they wouldn't be third world.

Maybe if, when a precious resource is discovered, they didn't get all tribal on each others' asses.... then they wouldn't be third world.

[i48.tinypic.com image 639x380]

About 20 years ago, a FARK TON of diamonds got discovered to the north of where I live. Did it start a farking civil war? No. We peacefully started digging them out of the ground.


Not racist at all.
 
2013-02-05 07:30:55 PM  

Ghastly: In fact some people think that in a post scarcity economy governments will have to actively work to encourage procreation.


Nope, they will have to work hard to discourage it. Well known fact: free time + mutually attracted people = fun time

Once they got fresh water pumps to the villages in Africa they experienced a population explosion. Suddenly hauling water turned from a 4 hour job into a 15 minute job. Free time became sexy time.

Personally I think that a post scarcity world will be a world at war. If we can get anything we want for free, well, a lot of people will get a lot of weapons and teach those infidels/heathens how it is done. Also because the overly religious will turn away because man was to break his back working the fields to get food, the Palestinians and the Jews will create a cache of weapons and will be trying to kill each other by the end of the day. Stupid countries will aid Israel which will cause other stupid countries to aid the Palestinians which will cause a lot of death and shedding of blood. Also: various tribes in Africa will duke it out on a massive scale. As will a lot of gangs.

Many regions on the Earth aren't at war because keeping supplies coming and actually having to work to produce food and clothing is preventing them from doing so. If humans were rational we'd have everlasting peace. We're not so all we get is a lot of free time to punch those idiots on the other side of this line we have been drawing increasingly deep in the sand.
 
2013-02-05 07:31:30 PM  
Clicked the link...and now Im going to watch a repeat of Man vs. Food
 
2013-02-05 07:31:37 PM  

Jim_Callahan: 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.


If, on average, the people in your first world town have five pairs of shoes, and the people of Ouagadougou on average have .25, then maybe rounding up some of those surplus shoes from your home town and shipping them to Ouagadougou is in order.
 
2013-02-05 07:31:40 PM  

HAMMERTOE: Biggest First World Problem: guilt trips by corporations and charlatans who stand to profit off of our guilt.


i49.tinypic.com
i50.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-05 07:33:30 PM  
Lack of powder days. The price of rum has gone up by 70 cents. Have to consult the web when I get stuck playing the Walking Dead game. Can't openly drink at work.
 
2013-02-05 07:33:43 PM  
i48.tinypic.com
Inevitably, the hunting grounds got so over-crowded, the hunters began
to stalk other hunters
 
2013-02-05 07:34:13 PM  
Whatever. STFU and GBTW building my electronics faster and while you're at it teach mahmabooranjit AKA 'Dave' better English so I can understand him when I call tech support.

/I look forward to your scores
 
2013-02-05 07:36:01 PM  
Atomic Spunk:
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.

To be fair, it was hard to get the performers to take the subject matter very seriously.
 
2013-02-05 07:36:21 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: Clicked the link...and now Im going to watch a repeat of Man vs. Food


Winner!
 
2013-02-05 07:36:41 PM  
"First World Problems" is the new dead baby jokes.

/just give up now, there's nothing edgy enough to make you interesting
//by "new" I mean 2005
 
2013-02-05 07:36:59 PM  
i48.tinypic.com
Introducing First World Problems to the Poor:  The Zambezi Municipal Golf Club
was founded when one of the Founding Members realized golf clubs
could be replaced with bows and arrows.
 
2013-02-05 07:37:12 PM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: Ghastly: Right now what we have is a distribution problem.

No.  What "we" mainly have is a problem of countries with vast stretches of arable land which aren't productively utilized.  The reasons for which vary from local warlords, to corrupt government land re-distribution programs of formerly productive farms.

When continent x has lots of unused farmable land and plenty of idle potential labor, blaming country y for not re-distributing it's own food to continent x for free is a cop out.


Zimbabwe and Mugabe are a good example of that.
 
2013-02-05 07:38:20 PM  

mittromneysdog: Jim_Callahan: 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.

If, on average, the people in your first world town have five pairs of shoes, and the people of Ouagadougou on average have .25, then maybe rounding up some of those surplus shoes from your home town and shipping them to Ouagadougou is in order.


Yes, because fark cobblers in Ouagadougou. Free shoes, that's where it is at these days. Also: fark their textile industry, we'll flood them with cheap hand me downs and they'll like it.

if you want to help you should give people the chance to build something for themselves. Not disrupting their market with free labour (Let us go and build houses for those poor people in Africa! Surely they haven't got carpenters of their own), free/cheap clothes and shoes, random involvement in education for 2 or 3 months and other well intentioned feel good actions.
 
2013-02-05 07:38:43 PM  
DerAppie:
Personally I think that a post scarcity world will be a world at war. If we can get anything we want for free, well, a lot of people will get a lot of weapons and teach those infidels/heathens how it is done.

If I can live a live of ease and leisure with my every material desire catered to with the push of a button why would I possibly want to risk death just because somebody else in some place else is liking something I don't like.

It's easy enough to convince people to kill one another for the benefit of the rich when they're poor and miserable and life itself isn't much better than death. You don't see a lot of comfortable billionaires signing up to become cannon fodder.
 
2013-02-05 07:38:46 PM  
Aar1012:

Did someone really get upset because of sunglasses?

Really?

Please, for the love of all that is holy in the world, telle that did not really happen


I fudged it a bit. The girl who said that was actually referring to her parents. This is the same girl who, when she graduated, asked anyone within an ear shot "OMG! I don't know which to pick for my graduation present! Do I get the Lexus or the Mercedes??" The same girl who complained that her parents didn't leave her any money to buy shampoo when they went on a 3 week trip when she was 24 years old (and working). The same girl who, when I suggested we donate to charity for Christmas instead of buying each other crappy knicknacks informed me that "I don't know about you, but I'M getting gifts this year" .

I'd like to say she's gotten better over the years. But really,  I think she's better learning to keep her mouth shut.
 
2013-02-05 07:38:56 PM  

tonguedepressor: [thumbpress.com image 400x299]

The condiments on that burger are under the meat patty. they should be on top. WTF??
Or is that a photo of a third world burger? Jesus, no wonder you people are all farked up.
 
2013-02-05 07:39:20 PM  
I had to throw out a whole pound of top-round roast beef that went bad.  I forgot about it because it was obscured by a significant hunk of Fontina cheese.
 
2013-02-05 07:39:36 PM  
Well, first-worlders have been all over TV going on and on about third-world problems for years. Turnabout is fair play.
 
2013-02-05 07:40:50 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: Clicked the link...and now Im going to watch a repeat of Man vs. Food


Dude have you seen that guy lately? He really looks like he'll fall over from a heart attack at any moment.
 
2013-02-05 07:40:58 PM  

jigger: And these people really should try out on of these.

http://obamaphone.net/


Gods, I hope you're trolling. If not, you need to learn to fact check with some nonpartisan types as this was completely debunked right after Obama was elected the first time.
 
2013-02-05 07:41:00 PM  

tonguedepressor: [thumbpress.com image 400x299]


Only a farking communist doesn't like pickles.
 
2013-02-05 07:41:34 PM  
You'll need to quit watching after Obama's so nTrayvon starts complaing about the pickles on his sammich, or you're gonna get hit with some kind of poor people want clean water ad. Who needs clean water anyway? Just give them a bunch of coffee filters so they can screen the zebra crap from their drinking water.
 
2013-02-05 07:41:43 PM  
Lifeboat Ethics., 101
 
2013-02-05 07:43:46 PM  
My first world problem:  I hate it when I buy something only to get home and realize that I already bought it at least once, maybe twice.

This was called bibliomania, only it has spread from books to magazines, comics, CDs, DVDs, BluRays, etc.

It used to be bibliomania. Now it's hoarding.

I think all of us consumer society types have a problem:  too much food, too much entertainment, too much drink, and above all, Total Fark subscriptions.

Total Fark is hoarding for people who have nothing.
 
2013-02-05 07:43:51 PM  
I hate when Sponsored Partner links aren't amusing, are posted to every tab, timewarp, and I can't comment on them.

/and unskipable commercials on my movie disc suck too
 
2013-02-05 07:44:23 PM  

tonguedepressor: [weknowmemes.com image 500x500]


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-02-05 07:45:19 PM  
madamepickwickartblog.com
Are there no prisons? And the union workhouses - are they still in operation?
 
2013-02-05 07:46:45 PM  

Jument: The fact that so many of us live such comfortable lives while so many of us starve is horrific. The fact that we are horrendously wasteful, doubly so.


The fact that in 200 or 10,000 or 1 million years none of it will matter in the slightest....priceless. Ozymandias or peasant, what difference does it make once you're dead? None.
 
2013-02-05 07:47:58 PM  
i48.tinypic.com
Rumours that a White Man had been seen bad-mouthing Sally Struthers spread quickly
 
2013-02-05 07:49:54 PM  

Ghastly: DerAppie:
Personally I think that a post scarcity world will be a world at war. If we can get anything we want for free, well, a lot of people will get a lot of weapons and teach those infidels/heathens how it is done.

If I can live a live of ease and leisure with my every material desire catered to with the push of a button why would I possibly want to risk death just because somebody else in some place else is liking something I don't like.

It's easy enough to convince people to kill one another for the benefit of the rich when they're poor and miserable and life itself isn't much better than death. You don't see a lot of comfortable billionaires signing up to become cannon fodder.


You wouldn't. Yet people seem to spit at and abuse each other because they dare to wear the wrong clothing, people run ponzi schemes while they are already rich enough to never touch a tool again in their life, kill men and women for walking together, burn embassies based on stories about a movie mocking stories told by people selling the torches, run rampant across countries because "god wills it" (while doing a whole lot of raping and looting) and you wonder what happens if you put a lot of resources into those hands?

Or will you use a measurement to determine who gets it and who wont? Some sort of "You must be this civilised to join the party"

/For certain definitions of civilised of course.
 
2013-02-05 07:50:18 PM  
I just love that picture. I don't know what these guys are hunting, but it's damn funny that so many of them are doing it at the same time.

Duck season! Rabbit season!
 
2013-02-05 07:55:06 PM  
The thing that I actually find mildly insulting is that the video ends with a stern admonition "First world problems aren't problems!"

Yeah, that's the whole point of the meme. Anyone that invokes "first world problems" is pointing out that the issue is trivial, and the GIFs speak in the first person to add a bit of self-deprecating humor.

Mister video maker seems to think we're so stupid that we confuse "first world problems" with real problems.

Fortunately, bearing mild insults is a first world problem.
 
2013-02-05 07:58:40 PM  
Wah,wah - don't try to guilt me. Get some jobs, stop hanging out in those shacks, and pay for your own cell phones and electricity. Sheesh. Gimme, gimme, gimme. I have enough beggars pestering me in this country, and Ofartbongo trying to take all my guns and freedoms and sodas and porn,,,

...Well, so far he hasn't touched my porn. But still...
 
2013-02-05 07:59:40 PM  

brantgoose: I just love that picture. I don't know what these guys are hunting, but it's damn funny that so many of them are doing it at the same time.

Duck season! Rabbit season!


They're hunting Sally Struthers. She's got all the food.
 
2013-02-05 08:00:39 PM  

poisonpill: 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.

+1

These "first world problems" are shared by like nobody. Maybe the 'I hate it when I go to the bathroom and forget my phone' is legit, the others are either completely made up or just so ridiculous it's shared by nobody. 'My house is so big I need two wifi routers'? Please. If your house is that big, you probably just have somebody set up your wifi for you.


Actually I have 2 routers my main one and one in a spare bedroom on the other side of the house so I can use my laptop out by the pool
 
2013-02-05 08:02:34 PM  

brantgoose: I just love that picture. I don't know what these guys are hunting, but it's damn funny that so many of them are doing it at the same time.

Duck season! Rabbit season!

~
~
They are hunting other humans. From memory it has something to do with their cattle grazing land being invaded by another tribe.

Great picture, wot? Even if the subject matter if very grim.

First saw it in one of those fantastic Boston Globe photo journalism pages. Got it first try just then when I Googled boston globe cattle arrows. Mad skillz!

http://cache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/2008 _ pt1/23_17118961.jpg">http://cache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/ blogs/bigpicture/2008_ pt1/23_17118961.jpg
 
2013-02-05 08:04:24 PM  
Oh hell. I can't find the remote and one of my shows is on.
 
2013-02-05 08:04:49 PM  
I hate it when:

I drop my Mercedes off for service and the loaner car has the dealership name all over it.

I go to Petrossian and they're out of Beluga.

I have to go to a coop board meeting.

My accountant can't do my taxes without meeting with me.

I have to listen to subordinates complain about mandatory United Way contributions.

The firm raises the "voluntary" contribution to their favorite PAC.
 
2013-02-05 08:06:29 PM  

Ghastly: 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    noun to live a       adj lifestyle. 10 million       noun will let you lead pretty much as      adj a life as 100 million. The problem is there are a group of obsessive hoarders who see     noun as nothing more than a way to keep score. To them their worth as a     noun is based on how much     noun they make. As long as the       noun in power see      noun as the measuring     noun of personal worth then they will do everything in their power to     verb the inevitability of a post     noun 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 wan ...


For some reason that first paragraph just screamed "Mad Lib!" at me.
 
2013-02-05 08:08:28 PM  

Glancing Blow: I hate it when:

I drop my Mercedes off for service and the loaner car has the dealership name all over it.

I go to Petrossian and they're out of Beluga.

I have to go to a coop board meeting.

My accountant can't do my taxes without meeting with me.

I have to listen to subordinates complain about mandatory United Way contributions.

The firm raises the "voluntary" contribution to their favorite PAC.


Mr. Boss man?
 
2013-02-05 08:09:32 PM  
I hate it when I go to see the latest big Hollywood blockbuster, and the damn AC in the theater is cranked up to "Arctic". Ugh. That means I have to bring my jacket to the theater. Probably not a big deal to most people, but it's Prada. Each time, I am so afraid I will get popcorn oil on it, requiring dry cleaning. It ruins the whole experience.

One would think in this day and age we wouldn't be subject to such vexations.
 
2013-02-05 08:11:21 PM  

untaken_name: The fact that in 200 or 10,000 or 1 million years none of it will matter in the slightest....priceless. Ozymandias or peasant, what difference does it make once you're dead? None.


Ah! Look upon us, people -- the rallying cry of the sociopathic Austrian Libertarian Objectivist autistic, proudly exuding the cold, sterile logic of Aspergers-cultivated rationality.

He doesn't care about people therefore you should not either. Bow to his colorless worldview; grey, emotionless, and coldly detatched from the emotional reality of humanity.
 
2013-02-05 08:13:16 PM  
cdn.media.discovermagazine.com

"I hate to break this to you kiddo, I really do. Where ever your people are in the world, they fail at building a working society. Your ancestors had centuries to invent the wheel but they couldn't do it. Does that tell you why you live like you do?  It seems that every time we meet, I have nothing but bad news. I'm sorry about that, I surely am."
 
2013-02-05 08:13:43 PM  

I should be in the kitchen: I hate it when I go to see the latest big Hollywood blockbuster, and the damn AC in the theater is cranked up to "Arctic". Ugh. That means I have to bring my jacket to the theater. Probably not a big deal to most people, but it's Prada. Each time, I am so afraid I will get popcorn oil on it, requiring dry cleaning. It ruins the whole experience.

One would think in this day and age we wouldn't be subject to such vexations.


Maybe you should be in the kitchen so as not to expose yourself to the horrors of the modern cinema :)
 
2013-02-05 08:16:23 PM  
Vanity Fair is NOTHING BUT ADS!
 
2013-02-05 08:18:53 PM  

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

I hate it in when I'm in my country and they don't speak English

/ducks


I hate it even more when "they" are American-born native English speakers, and they still can't speak English.

I work with a few. I can understand my English-as-a-second-language coworkers better than them.
 
2013-02-05 08:18:58 PM  

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


Too bad that's not the case. If we would have diverted resources used in the Iraq/Afghanistan wars a huge chunk of Africa could have been fed, infrastructure put in place etc. These activities don't generate revenue though so the rich would rather starve out a good portion of the world than do something that doesn't make them richer.
 
2013-02-05 08:19:48 PM  
I can totally relate to that guys problem with needing two wifi routers to cover the house.

Is there a follow up video, where he covers how to properly set that up?

I tried an extender, and it was a piece of crap. Tossed the damn thing in the garbage, because the $80 price tag wasn't worth me driving to the post office to return it.
 
2013-02-05 08:20:05 PM  

Ishkur: untaken_name: The fact that in 200 or 10,000 or 1 million years none of it will matter in the slightest....priceless. Ozymandias or peasant, what difference does it make once you're dead? None.

Ah! Look upon us, people -- the rallying cry of the sociopathic Austrian Libertarian Objectivist autistic, proudly exuding the cold, sterile logic of Aspergers-cultivated rationality.

He doesn't care about people therefore you should not either. Bow to his colorless worldview; grey, emotionless, and coldly detatched from the emotional reality of humanity.


Do whatever you want. Inevitably, it will matter about as much as your opinion. Well, okay, more than your opinion, of course.
 
2013-02-05 08:20:25 PM  

fusillade762: 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.


I'm surprised that there are so many pickle references in this thread without reference to the Pickle Incident(tm).

/all hail LuckyCharms, unluckiest of image linkers
 
2013-02-05 08:20:45 PM  
Here's a tip. Next time The Man colonizes your country, don't think you will be better off without us.
 
2013-02-05 08:21:35 PM  

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

Its too bad we dont have those Trek replicators.


As long as people are procreating when it is not feasible to raise their young in a healthy environment, well...

/procreation is probably the one thing humans can do best.
//like bacteria multiplying
///in a hostile environment
//aren't they suppose to get stronger?
 
2013-02-05 08:22:52 PM  
These folks need to actually visit the developing world, especially Asia and Africa. It is difficult to find someone who truly has no access to the Internet, and almost everyone I've met has at least a cell phone.
 
2013-02-05 08:23:14 PM  
I hate it when people complain about things, and all they really need is a moving van.
 
2013-02-05 08:24:50 PM  

untaken_name: The fact that in 200 or 10,000 or 1 million years none of it will matter in the slightest....priceless. Ozymandias or peasant, what difference does it make once you're dead? None.


If pleasure and suffering are pointless merely because the ones suffering or experiencing pain will be dead 200 years from now, then why not just off yourself now?

That is seriously the most idiotic argument evah.  Actively participating in subjugating a dozen or so people into a life of extreme poverty?   Lol wut?  They die eventually anyway lolz.
 
2013-02-05 08:26:35 PM  

Ishkur: "Flash Player upgrade required
You must download and install the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player to view this content."


I already have the latest version of Flash.

Why is Facebook stupid?


Sounds like a First World Problem....
 
2013-02-05 08:28:08 PM  

peasants_are_revolting: These folks need to actually visit the developing world, especially Asia and Africa. It is difficult to find someone who truly has no access to the Internet, and almost everyone I've met has at least a cell phone.


did the video say jack about a lack of cell phones or occassional internet access?  Funny, I thought I saw it say something about the cell charger not reaching from the bed, or pickles when they said no pickles.  Odd.

Dunno what 3rd world area you're in if you've not seen extreme poverty and the environment destroyed by the 1st world, but I've seen such with my own eyes, so...guess our heresay cancels each other out.
 
2013-02-05 08:29:42 PM  

IamAwake: untaken_name: The fact that in 200 or 10,000 or 1 million years none of it will matter in the slightest....priceless. Ozymandias or peasant, what difference does it make once you're dead? None.

If pleasure and suffering are pointless merely because the ones suffering or experiencing pain will be dead 200 years from now, then why not just off yourself now?

That is seriously the most idiotic argument evah.  Actively participating in subjugating a dozen or so people into a life of extreme poverty?   Lol wut?  They die eventually anyway lolz.


I'm not dead yet! But yeah, that's an idiotic argument.
 
2013-02-05 08:30:17 PM  

IamAwake: untaken_name: The fact that in 200 or 10,000 or 1 million years none of it will matter in the slightest....priceless. Ozymandias or peasant, what difference does it make once you're dead? None.

If pleasure and suffering are pointless merely because the ones suffering or experiencing pain will be dead 200 years from now, then why not just off yourself now?

That is seriously the most idiotic argument evah.  Actively participating in subjugating a dozen or so people into a life of extreme poverty?   Lol wut?  They die eventually anyway lolz.


Because ultimate outcomes are divorced from daily life. As you surely know every time you eat a Big Mac. Because I'm a selfish being, and unlike everyone else I'm honest about it. Because this is all there is, so my interest in continuing it while I still have it good is logical. Why would you even consider that I'd want to end the only tiny slice of existence I will ever get to experience? I mean, I can understand why I might want to off you, since you're quite annoying, but why would I want to off me, when I'm the best that humanity has to offer? Makes no sense.
 
2013-02-05 08:32:04 PM  

I Am The Bishop Of East Anglia: Ishkur: "Flash Player upgrade required
You must download and install the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player to view this content."


I already have the latest version of Flash.

Why is Facebook stupid?

Sounds like a First World Problem....


cHuh.
huh, huh, huh.
Ahhh, hahahaha.
krummmfpt.

/groan.
 
2013-02-05 08:36:06 PM  
These days most of us hate our ancestors because they were racists but you really have to hand it to them for busting their balls to build Western Civilization.
I confess, the Ram Truck ad with Paul Harvey at the Super Bowl choked me up.
 
2013-02-05 08:38:21 PM  
I hate it when I can't hear the Adahn over that annoying song about do they know it's Christmas time.
 
2013-02-05 08:40:00 PM  

untaken_name: Do whatever you want. Inevitably, it will matter about as much as your opinion. Well, okay, more than your opinion, of course.


No.

My opinions will outlast me. And you.

That is certain.
 
2013-02-05 08:43:20 PM  
If you do not have the capacity to wear a condom to prevent unwanted pregnancies or STD's, irrigate farmland, build huts out of something other than sh*t or wash in cattle urine. Come to a white country. We'll civilize you sooner or later.
 
2013-02-05 08:43:37 PM  

Ghastly: umad: doesn't bother people a bit because the entire premise is farking retarded since your replicator won't provide health care or haul away your trash.

And you think that the technology that would make a post scarcity economy possible won't be able to create an inexhaustible workforce of robot slaves because....?

Like I said, we live in an economy based on drudgery. Eliminate the drudgery and there's no need to maintain scarcity to force people to perform such tasks.


It's not really an economy based on drudgery, at least in the U.S.

Not too many jobs that exist nowadays are essential; there isn't some immediate need for waiters, valets, etc. Saying that by eliminating them and replacing them with machines, we enable people to do whatever they want is not really true, however. We still live in an economy where people are tied to their jobs as a means of living. Those jobs don't exist because there's a crucial need to have them, they exist because people need jobs. Most occupations in the U.S. are like that -- not essential for survival of civilization but pleasant to have.

We could eliminate more and more human occupations with machines and people will still create more and more things for people to do. Because that's how resources get distributed in this society and that's how our culture is used to resources being distributed. We could've easily put at least 10+% if not more of the population on public welfare by now and not miss anything. But we don't.
 
2013-02-05 08:43:52 PM  
I can't play minesweeper without a computer...

t2.gstatic.com
 
2013-02-05 08:43:53 PM  

untaken_name: Because I'm a selfish being, and unlike everyone else I'm honest about it.


Wrong. People are not inherently selfish.

What you really are is a dick. You read Ayn Rand and decided that the only true way to live is to be a dick. That's fine, but the vast majority of people don't want to be dicks.

That doesn't make you honest. It just makes you a dick.

/dick
 
2013-02-05 08:46:39 PM  

Precision Boobery: My Sudanese manservant saw this as part of his "Internet Video Taster" duties.  I am sad to say that his tea-time silly dance for my amusement was markedly less ebullient.


That's gold, LMFAO
 
2013-02-05 08:48:08 PM  

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Nya-nya-nya-nya-nyaaaaaaaaaaa
 
2013-02-05 08:51:53 PM  

Ghastly: Smgth:

Unless maybe there's an outside force that MAKES humanity discard differences. Which even then, seems unlikely, humans being humans and all.

Humans fight each other because of scarcity. The tribal difference that make us hate are simply social constructs to get us past our natural aversion to warfare. If everyone on earth had a "magic" box that granted them anything they want nobody would be able to risk giving up their comfortable life of pleasure and risk being killed just because somebody else likes to open their eggs on the wrong end.


If that's what you chose to believe. I don't. People kill each other every day for reasons that absolutely nothing to do with scarcity.
 
2013-02-05 08:56:44 PM  
<3<3<3 this made me tear up. we're not so different after all!

we should start a fundraiser to send them all phone charging extension cords.. we could call it KORDY 2013, and sell awareness kits with stickers, magnets, bracelets and phone charger extension cords, coz god knows rich white people suffer without them. its will be win/win/win
 
2013-02-05 09:00:13 PM  

Ishkur: untaken_name: Because I'm a selfish being, and unlike everyone else I'm honest about it.

Wrong. People are not inherently selfish.

What you really are is a dick. You read Ayn Rand and decided that the only true way to live is to be a dick. That's fine, but the vast majority of people don't want to be dicks.

That doesn't make you honest. It just makes you a dick.

/dick



Most people are empathetic towards the suffering of others. Look at how US individuals turn out the money for disasters around the world. There are limits.  I no longer give money to bums that want a beer. If your people keep pumping out babies to starve to death generation after generation after generation, fark it. Darwin is calling.
 
2013-02-05 09:01:25 PM  
Query:  If one person has plenty and the other has none, how does that obligate the first person to care for the second, if he will not care for himself?

And how is that the first person's fault if there is no connection between the two?
 
2013-02-05 09:03:41 PM  
It's subject we rarely mention
But when we do we have this little invention
About pretending they're a different world than we
And shun our responsibility

One world is enough for all of us.
 
2013-02-05 09:05:28 PM  

Ghastly: DerAppie:
Personally I think that a post scarcity world will be a world at war. If we can get anything we want for free, well, a lot of people will get a lot of weapons and teach those infidels/heathens how it is done.

If I can live a live of ease and leisure with my every material desire catered to with the push of a button why would I possibly want to risk death just because somebody else in some place else is liking something I don't like.

It's easy enough to convince people to kill one another for the benefit of the rich when they're poor and miserable and life itself isn't much better than death. You don't see a lot of comfortable billionaires signing up to become cannon fodder.


You think Bin Laden was hurting for money?
 
2013-02-05 09:06:18 PM  
"I was in range of my 5th wireless router....walking to my servants quaters to give them a beating and perhaps rape a few of them.....when I lost my damn connection!!!"

Honestly, have any of you ever heard any friend or associate complain of any of this???
 
2013-02-05 09:11:07 PM  

Vectron: Ishkur: untaken_name: Because I'm a selfish being, and unlike everyone else I'm honest about it.

Wrong. People are not inherently selfish.

What you really are is a dick. You read Ayn Rand and decided that the only true way to live is to be a dick. That's fine, but the vast majority of people don't want to be dicks.

That doesn't make you honest. It just makes you a dick.

/dick


Most people are empathetic towards the suffering of others. Look at how US individuals turn out the money for disasters around the world. There are limits.  I no longer give money to bums that want a beer. If your people keep pumping out babies to starve to death generation after generation after generation, fark it. Darwin is calling.


This is why I now only donate money to animal and evironmental causes. Humans have reasoning (limited) and should be able to help ourselves. Animals and the evironment have no blame for their demise other than awhole humans.
 
2013-02-05 09:12:06 PM  

Unhip1: It's subject we rarely mention
But when we do we have this little invention
About pretending they're a different world than we
And shun our responsibility

One world is enough for all of us.


I don't take sociopolitical advice from a ginger in an eagle G-string.

vortexstreet.com
 
2013-02-05 09:12:58 PM  

Smgth: Ghastly: DerAppie:
Personally I think that a post scarcity world will be a world at war. If we can get anything we want for free, well, a lot of people will get a lot of weapons and teach those infidels/heathens how it is done.

If I can live a live of ease and leisure with my every material desire catered to with the push of a button why would I possibly want to risk death just because somebody else in some place else is liking something I don't like.

It's easy enough to convince people to kill one another for the benefit of the rich when they're poor and miserable and life itself isn't much better than death. You don't see a lot of comfortable billionaires signing up to become cannon fodder.

You think Bin Laden was hurting for money?


Bin Laden wanted to become the grand Caliph of a united Arab empire.
 
2013-02-05 09:13:00 PM  
I love when total farkers shiat on people and wipe their asses when the tears of dying people
//got nothing
 
2013-02-05 09:20:03 PM  
For those of you who are automatically offended by this, I'll explain the point:

A) They don't want you to feel guilty. They want you to donate money so that people can have clean water. Because without clean water people can die. You probably give money to the scouts, Special Olympics, Make A Wish, something- they're all great but none of those people are going to die without your money.

B) I think the point also is to encourage people to be more thoughtful about their life, thankful, mindful. Everyone complains sometimes, but I know some people who act like their life is the worst thing ever. People who are healthy, have healthy families, good jobs, live in a safe house, have plenty of food, go do fun things, etc- but constantly complain. I know a girl like this and I can hardly stand to be around her because she is so negative.
 
2013-02-05 09:57:27 PM  
Is this one of those threads where someone gets so pissed at not being able to afford an iphone that they throw a hissy fit and start damning all technological innovations as frivolous?  Because if so, count my in!
 
2013-02-05 10:05:08 PM  
I hate it when I'm trying to masturbate to a video of starving third-world people wallowing in filth and people keep trying to make me feel guilty for living in the US.
 
2013-02-05 10:14:22 PM  
A comment on my above post brought back a memory from the '50's.We were always told Clean your plates,kids in China are starving.Well, we ate everything put on the table and look where it got us.
Every damn thing we buy comes from those third world countries.I tell my grandkids to throw it in the trash if they don't like it,we'll starve the little heathen back to the stoneage.
 
2013-02-05 10:18:57 PM  
Heated leather seats? Really? Are these 1st world problems or 1% problems?
 
2013-02-05 10:20:08 PM  

Ghastly: Smgth: Ghastly: DerAppie:
Personally I think that a post scarcity world will be a world at war. If we can get anything we want for free, well, a lot of people will get a lot of weapons and teach those infidels/heathens how it is done.

If I can live a live of ease and leisure with my every material desire catered to with the push of a button why would I possibly want to risk death just because somebody else in some place else is liking something I don't like.

It's easy enough to convince people to kill one another for the benefit of the rich when they're poor and miserable and life itself isn't much better than death. You don't see a lot of comfortable billionaires signing up to become cannon fodder.

You think Bin Laden was hurting for money?

Bin Laden wanted to become the grand Caliph of a united Arab empire.


Point being a very rich guy willing to risk his own life. A thing that happens. Like Prince what-his-nuts over in Afghanistan. People with everything to lose will still risk their lives, they always have. Kings. Emperors. Rich as Croesus, yet led armies into battle.
 
2013-02-05 10:20:55 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: I should be in the kitchen: I hate it when I go to see the latest big Hollywood blockbuster, and the damn AC in the theater is cranked up to "Arctic". Ugh. That means I have to bring my jacket to the theater. Probably not a big deal to most people, but it's Prada. Each time, I am so afraid I will get popcorn oil on it, requiring dry cleaning. It ruins the whole experience.

One would think in this day and age we wouldn't be subject to such vexations.

Maybe you should be in the kitchen so as not to expose yourself to the horrors of the modern cinema :)


Ok, that got an honest LOL out of me!

But seriously, I must spend *at least* 20 minutes in there every day, just checking on the staff. It's so hard to find good help these days.
 
2013-02-05 10:22:54 PM  

The Angry Hand of God: I can't play minesweeper without a computer...

[t2.gstatic.com image 308x303]


You're terrible.  I like you.
 
2013-02-05 10:24:52 PM  

tricycleracer: tonguedepressor: [thumbpress.com image 400x299]

Only a farking communist doesn't like pickles.


Pickles are fine. They just have no farking place on a burger, or any sandwich for that matter.
 
2013-02-05 10:29:32 PM  

sweet-daddy-2: A comment on my above post brought back a memory from the '50's.We were always told Clean your plates,kids in China are starving.Well, we ate everything put on the table and look where it got us.
Every damn thing we buy comes from those third world countries.I tell my grandkids to throw it in the trash if they don't like it,we'll starve the little heathen back to the stoneage.


I liked a moment of vengeance with my girlfriend's Indian friends. We were at a bar and they were letting their drinks sit. I got to quip "finish that off, there are thirsty drunks in Ireland."
 
2013-02-05 10:31:48 PM  

Fark Drudge: I can totally relate to that guys problem with needing two wifi routers to cover the house.

Is there a follow up video, where he covers how to properly set that up?

I tried an extender, and it was a piece of crap. Tossed the damn thing in the garbage, because the $80 price tag wasn't worth me driving to the post office to return it.


Set the SSID to be the same on both, with the same wireless security settings and password, and turn off the DHCP server on one of them.
 
2013-02-05 10:48:08 PM  
Smgth:.

Point being a very rich guy willing to risk his own life. A thing that happens. Like Prince what-his-nuts over in Afghanistan. People with everything to lose will still risk their lives, they always have. Kings. Emperors. Rich as Croesus, yet led armies into battle.


So you get the odd nut bag who is easily able to convince people who live in shiat holes where life already has little value to join them on their quest to make them king.

In a world where every creature comfort is delivered at the push of a button how many people will be willing to follow some deranged lunatic? There will be less violence rather than more.
 
2013-02-05 10:52:15 PM  
I hate it when I can't see the video because Galaxy doesn't have Flashplayer .
 
2013-02-05 11:06:01 PM  

Canton: Heated leather seats? Really? Are these 1st world problems or 1% problems?


Probably not 1% problems, but certainly not a problem for me - wasn't an option on my car. I'm sure it's not too uncommon though....

You can get them on a Ford Fiesta - well, okay they're heated leather-trimmed seats. Granted, it was the expensive Ford Fiesta, but it's still under $20,000.
 
2013-02-05 11:08:19 PM  

Ghastly: Smgth:.

Point being a very rich guy willing to risk his own life. A thing that happens. Like Prince what-his-nuts over in Afghanistan. People with everything to lose will still risk their lives, they always have. Kings. Emperors. Rich as Croesus, yet led armies into battle.

So you get the odd nut bag who is easily able to convince people who live in shiat holes where life already has little value to join them on their quest to make them king.

In a world where every creature comfort is delivered at the push of a button how many people will be willing to follow some deranged lunatic? There will be less violence rather than more.


You said it would be eliminated. It won't be. People don't follow lunatics merely because they don't get enough vitamins and calories. The (rich) lunatic was risking his life, you said they wouldn't. People don't just follow someone because they've amassed the most X. So there won't be king making based on resources, but religion won't be eliminated.

The world is not a perfect Marxist economy where all action is caused by resource interaction. People are often insane. And usually illogical. And they do bad things because human nature will ALWAYS prominently feature man's inhumanity to man. Many fights are about resources. Many are about bigotry.
 
2013-02-05 11:29:19 PM  
Would have been better if half of them weren't fake/jokey.
Nobody complains about forgetting to take their phone into the bathroom.
People do complain about getting pickles when they didn't order pickles.
 
2013-02-05 11:31:48 PM  
Smgth: People are often insane.

I would have to think that a post scarcity civilization would be one where the technology to effectively identify and treat the mentally ill was common place. We're talking about what will most likely be a post singularity world.
 
2013-02-05 11:40:56 PM  

Happy Hours: Canton: Heated leather seats? Really? Are these 1st world problems or 1% problems?

Probably not 1% problems, but certainly not a problem for me - wasn't an option on my car. I'm sure it's not too uncommon though....

You can get them on a Ford Fiesta - well, okay they're heated leather-trimmed seats. Granted, it was the expensive Ford Fiesta, but it's still under $20,000.


Ahh, okay. I am probably too accustomed to my 1990 Camry. It's not exactly luxurious, but it's a nice little car. No air conditioning, though. There's a first world problem for you.
 
2013-02-05 11:41:41 PM  

Ghastly: Smgth: People are often insane.

I would have to think that a post scarcity civilization would be one where the technology to effectively identify and treat the mentally ill was common place. We're talking about what will most likely be a post singularity world.


I am working on a rainbow-powered intracranial puppydog-smile injector as we speak. Human nature and mental illness will soon be a thing of the past.
 
2013-02-05 11:46:38 PM  

Smgth: The world is not a perfect Marxist economy where all action is caused by resource interaction. People are often insane. And usually illogical


You've been watching too much news.  People are rarely insane.  And people are only as logical as they have been taught the importance of being.  I think the media has you under their control.
 
2013-02-05 11:50:49 PM  

Smgth: Ghastly: Smgth:.

Point being a very rich guy willing to risk his own life. A thing that happens. Like Prince what-his-nuts over in Afghanistan. People with everything to lose will still risk their lives, they always have. Kings. Emperors. Rich as Croesus, yet led armies into battle.

So you get the odd nut bag who is easily able to convince people who live in shiat holes where life already has little value to join them on their quest to make them king.

In a world where every creature comfort is delivered at the push of a button how many people will be willing to follow some deranged lunatic? There will be less violence rather than more.

You said it would be eliminated. It won't be. People don't follow lunatics merely because they don't get enough vitamins and calories. The (rich) lunatic was risking his life, you said they wouldn't. People don't just follow someone because they've amassed the most X. So there won't be king making based on resources, but religion won't be eliminated.

The world is not a perfect Marxist economy where all action is caused by resource interaction. People are often insane. And usually illogical. And they do bad things because human nature will ALWAYS prominently feature man's inhumanity to man. Many fights are about resources. Many are about bigotry.


There will always be some bad eggs, but I'd lean towards Ghastly on this one. I mean, I don't think that for instance abolishing religion worldwide would actually do anything to erase war, since man will always come up with a bullshiat reason to determine others different enough to fight them, but I find it harder to believe that people that are in total comfort will en masse decide to go to battle. When you have a lot to lose, you start to find reasons to find another way.

To detract a bit from my point, I thought it was interesting back in my Soviet history class, that when talking about the Revolution, the professor said it didn't happen when things were at their worst. At that point everyone was just worried about survival.  It happened when people had just enough they were frightened of losing it.
 
2013-02-06 12:08:51 AM  
I dropped facebook because everybody always had a clever comeback and thought people cared what they had to say. That being said, please ignore this comment.
 
2013-02-06 12:08:54 AM  
umad:
I am working on a rainbow-powered intracranial puppydog-smile injector as we speak.

I believe it's called Tumblr.
 
2013-02-06 12:23:41 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Happy Hours: I

Just kidding about the last one - my tap water is just fine and it comes out of the dispenser on the 'fridge already cold....but I do really hate that there's a light telling me I should change the water filter.

I don't trust that light.  Being extorted by Big Filter is worse than having your hands chopped off by the local warlord.


Any time that light comes on, I just remove the filter and stick it back in. 5 years and hundreds of dollars spent on other things.  Water still tastes great and I can still tell quite a difference between tap and the fridge water.
 
2013-02-06 12:59:08 AM  
Wow, I hope no one shows these Third Worlders any Yelp reviews.
 
2013-02-06 01:05:07 AM  

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.


You have the money to go out to eat?

/dang...
 
2013-02-06 01:09:25 AM  

Ghastly: 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 wan ...


 This.

/I too, await this fantastic and mythical Stellarbody Journey for mankind....
///but seriously, THIS.
 
2013-02-06 01:17:17 AM  

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

Its too bad we dont have those Trek replicators.


I'm not sure there is any real scarcity, and if so it seems artificially created. How many farmers in the US are paid not to grow? I suspect we have enough, if you look at the planet as a whole, but the appearance of scarcity makes people rich.
 
2013-02-06 01:58:13 AM  

Propain_az: "I hate when I say no pickles and they still give me pickles"


Why does this always happen to me?
 
2013-02-06 02:03:41 AM  

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?



I don't think anyone is saying that you should feel guilty that you were lucky enough to be born in a country that has a sound infrastructure that allows you to have "first world problems" in the first place.  They may, however, be saying that you should feel guilty if you were lucky enough to be born in a country that has a sound infrastructure that allows you to have "first world problems" in the first place  and you do nothing to help those less lucky.

It's not what you have.  It's what you do with what you have
 
2013-02-06 02:07:10 AM  

SN1987a goes boom: You know, calling people and nations "third-world" is a problem created by the "first-world."


"Third World" was originally a designation regarding political alliance (or lack thereof).  Over time it's come to mean nations that are impoverished, lack infrastructure, etc.  Words change over time.
 
2013-02-06 02:08:53 AM  

Ghastly: js530:
Yes, please tell me how we systematically create artificial shortages of "resources" (commodities or consumer goods?).

I've forwarded your question to De Beers

& Enron

FTFY
 
2013-02-06 02:50:53 AM  

ciberido: 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?


I don't think anyone is saying that you should feel guilty that you were lucky enough to be born in a country that has a sound infrastructure that allows you to have "first world problems" in the first place.  They may, however, be saying that you should feel guilty if you were lucky enough to be born in a country that has a sound infrastructure that allows you to have "first world problems" in the first place  and you do nothing to help those less lucky.

It's not what you have.  It's what you do with what you have


And what the hell can I do for a country that has a dictatorship or a government that's corrupt enough to steal from its own starving people? I donate money for food and supplies for the people and it gets stolen by the government or warlords. Are you suggesting that I take up arms?
 
2013-02-06 03:37:01 AM  

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


Lush farm land with cattle grazing?  Those places make good test areas for terraforming.
 
2013-02-06 03:37:02 AM  

mekki: ciberido: 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?


I don't think anyone is saying that you should feel guilty that you were lucky enough to be born in a country that has a sound infrastructure that allows you to have "first world problems" in the first place.  They may, however, be saying that you should feel guilty if you were lucky enough to be born in a country that has a sound infrastructure that allows you to have "first world problems" in the first place  and you do nothing to help those less lucky.

It's not what you have.  It's what you do with what you have

And what the hell can I do for a country that has a dictatorship or a government that's corrupt enough to steal from its own starving people? I donate money for food and supplies for the people and it gets stolen by the government or warlords. Are you suggesting that I take up arms?



There are a lot of things you can do.  I won't try to give you a list here, however, because if you continue to be as defensive as you have been, you'll just waste more of my time arguing against every word I say.  If you can put aside that defensiveness, I'm sure that you can find a website somewhere that can advise you on what to do for a country that has a dictatorship or a government that's corrupt enough to steal from its own starving people.
 
2013-02-06 03:58:13 AM  
This video was about the need for clean water in the third world. That's what I took away from it, anyway. Apart from the usual snark I'm not sure what many of you Farkers are talking about.

So let's talk about that clean water.

Did you know that the IMF insists on the privatization of water utilities in third world countries?

Forty percent of the world's population, in 80 countries, currently suffer from serious water shortages. A billion people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water and 2.4 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation (Global Economic Outlook 2002).

Yet, the biggest threat to universal access to clean water and adequate sanitation is not mother nature but corporate globalisation. Privatisation of water is aggressively exported to the developing world under the rubric of poverty reduction and debt relief strategies, free trade and economic development. By turning a scarce resource into an economic commodity, the world's economic leaders and policy planners claim that existing water resources can be managed and consumed efficiently in accordance with competitive market principles. These claims are not only misguided, they are deceitful. There are two myths being projected: first, that placing a price on water will encourage conservation and wise water consumption. Secondly, that market competition will lead to more consumer choice and better services. In reality, the water sector is monopolistic when placed in the hands of the market. It is thus alarming that the commodification of water resources is now heralded as the answer to the world's water woes.


Link

All of us in the first world can just turn on a tap to get instant access to the most vital human need of all. And it's subsidised by our governments. But if you're born in a third world country, not only do you not have that instant access to water, the coonts from the first world who make up the IMF are actively and aggressively denying your government the right to use public funds to bring your countries water infrastructure up to even a basic standard.

So they can make a profit.

Fark the IMF.

/Old article is old, but I've never heard any counter argument, and I don't believe the situation has improved
 
2013-02-06 04:18:30 AM  

tricycleracer: tonguedepressor: [thumbpress.com image 400x299]

Only a farking communist doesn't like pickles.


Unless they're bread and butter pickles. Those things are evil.

Give me dill, or give me death!
 
2013-02-06 05:09:10 AM  

ciberido: mekki: ciberido: 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?


I don't think anyone is saying that you should feel guilty that you were lucky enough to be born in a country that has a sound infrastructure that allows you to have "first world problems" in the first place.  They may, however, be saying that you should feel guilty if you were lucky enough to be born in a country that has a sound infrastructure that allows you to have "first world problems" in the first place  and you do nothing to help those less lucky.

It's not what you have.  It's what you do with what you have

And what the hell can I do for a country that has a dictatorship or a government that's corrupt enough to steal from its own starving people? I donate money for food and supplies for the people and it gets stolen by the government or warlords. Are you suggesting that I take up arms?


There are a lot of things you can do.  I won't try to give you a list here, however, because if you continue to be as defensive as you have been, you'll just waste more of my time arguing against every word I say.  If you can put aside that defensiveness, I'm sure that you can find a website somewhere that can advise you on what to do for a country that has a dictatorship or a government that's corrupt enough to steal from its own starving people.


So, in other words, you don't have a clue.
 
2013-02-06 05:44:01 AM  

Ishkur: untaken_name: Do whatever you want. Inevitably, it will matter about as much as your opinion. Well, okay, more than your opinion, of course.

No.

My opinions will outlast me. And you.

That is certain.


Whatever helps you sleep at night. I never said anything about how long your opinions would last. I said they don't matter, which they won't no matter how long they're archived somewhere.
 
2013-02-06 05:47:05 AM  

Ishkur: Wrong. People are not inherently selfish.


Again, whatever you need to tell yourself to sleep at night. You're not even a very good liar.
 
2013-02-06 06:38:48 AM  

untaken_name: Whatever helps you sleep at night. I never said anything about how long your opinions would last. I said they don't matter, which they won't no matter how long they're archived somewhere.


Sure they do, because they prove you wrong.

Time and time again.

Because that's what really matters in life: Educating and fighting ignorance. The most noblest activity anyone can ever partake in.
 
2013-02-06 06:45:50 AM  

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

Its too bad we dont have those Trek replicators.

I'm not sure there is any real scarcity, and if so it seems artificially created. How many farmers in the US are paid not to grow? I suspect we have enough, if you look at the planet as a whole, but the appearance of scarcity makes people rich.


As an example, we've been at "peak oil" since the 1800s and they're STILL finding sites with billions of barrels in them that the oil companies haven't even started to get near, yet. Like in the Dakotas, or off the Gulf Coast, etc.
 
2013-02-06 06:46:29 AM  

Ishkur: untaken_name: Whatever helps you sleep at night. I never said anything about how long your opinions would last. I said they don't matter, which they won't no matter how long they're archived somewhere.

Sure they do, because they prove you wrong.

Time and time again.

Because that's what really matters in life: Educating and fighting ignorance. The most noblest activity anyone can ever partake in.


Oh, look. You don't even know what the words "prove" or "wrong" mean. Color me shocked.
 
2013-02-06 07:36:01 AM  

mekki: ciberido: mekki: ciberido: 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?


I don't think anyone is saying that you should feel guilty that you were lucky enough to be born in a country that has a sound infrastructure that allows you to have "first world problems" in the first place.  They may, however, be saying that you should feel guilty if you were lucky enough to be born in a country that has a sound infrastructure that allows you to have "first world problems" in the first place  and you do nothing to help those less lucky.

It's not what you have.  It's what you do with what you have

And what the hell can I do for a country that has a dictatorship or a government that's corrupt enough to steal from its own starving people? I donate money for food and supplies for the people and it gets stolen by the government or warlords. Are you suggesting that I take up arms?


There are a lot of things you can do.  I won't try to give you a list here, however, because if you continue to be as defensive as you have been, you'll just waste more of my time arguing against every word I say.  If you can put aside that defensiveness, I'm sure that you can find a website somewhere that can advise you on what to do for a country that has a dictatorship or a government that's corrupt enough to steal from its own starving people.

So, in other words, you don't have a clue.


You could write strongly worded letters to shame the dictator into not causing his peons to starve. If I know one thing about people starving dictators it is that most of them just haven't been told that starving people is bad. Or you could boycott the country. Worked great for the people of Best Korea.
 
2013-02-06 08:46:55 AM  

mekki: ciberido: mekki: ciberido: 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?


I don't think anyone is saying that you should feel guilty that you were lucky enough to be born in a country that has a sound infrastructure that allows you to have "first world problems" in the first place.  They may, however, be saying that you should feel guilty if you were lucky enough to be born in a country that has a sound infrastructure that allows you to have "first world problems" in the first place  and you do nothing to help those less lucky.

It's not what you have.  It's what you do with what you have

And what the hell can I do for a country that has a dictatorship or a government that's corrupt enough to steal from its own starving people? I donate money for food and supplies for the people and it gets stolen by the government or warlords. Are you suggesting that I take up arms?


There are a lot of things you can do.  I won't try to give you a list here, however, because if you continue to be as defensive as you have been, you'll just waste more of my time arguing against every word I say.  If you can put aside that defensiveness, I'm sure that you can find a website somewhere that can advise you on what to do for a country that has a dictatorship or a government that's corrupt enough to steal from its own starving people.

So, in other words, you don't have a clue.



Suggestion #1: join the Peace Corps.

And I'll just up that "defensive" counter by 1.
 
2013-02-06 09:28:49 AM  

The Angry Hand of God: I can't play minesweeper without a computer...

[t2.gstatic.com image 308x303]


Fark, I'm going to hell now, thanks to you.
 
2013-02-06 09:33:16 AM  
I hate it when the government blocks a majority of Fark images and links, so I have to sneak through the proxy server, but the proxy server is slower than the normal server.
 
2013-02-06 10:01:31 AM  

Propain_az: "I hate when I say no pickles and they still give me pickles"

Classic!  I LOL'd.


Pickle Surprise!
 
2013-02-06 10:10:31 AM  

ciberido: mekki: ciberido: mekki: ciberido: 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?


I don't think anyone is saying that you should feel guilty that you were lucky enough to be born in a country that has a sound infrastructure that allows you to have "first world problems" in the first place.  They may, however, be saying that you should feel guilty if you were lucky enough to be born in a country that has a sound infrastructure that allows you to have "first world problems" in the first place  and you do nothing to help those less lucky.

It's not what you have.  It's what you do with what you have

And what the hell can I do for a country that has a dictatorship or a government that's corrupt enough to steal from its own starving people? I donate money for food and supplies for the people and it gets stolen by the government or warlords. Are you suggesting that I take up arms?


There are a lot of things you can do.  I won't try to give you a list here, however, because if you continue to be as defensive as you have been, you'll just waste more of my time arguing against every word I say.  If you can put aside that defensiveness, I'm sure that you can find a website somewhere that can advise you on what to do for a country that has a dictatorship or a government that's corrupt enough to steal from its own starving people.

So, in other words, you don't have a clue.


Suggestion #1: join the Peace Corps.

And I'll just up that "defensive" counter by 1.


Again, don't have a clue.
 
2013-02-06 10:38:40 AM  

Ghastly: 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.


That sounds like Iain M Banks' idea for a Utopian civilization, 'The Culture'.

NTTAWT, I like The Culture.
 
2013-02-06 10:56:00 AM  

untaken_name: Oh, look. You don't even know what the words "prove" or "wrong" mean. Color me shocked.


By all means, do so now. I love to be challenged.
 
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