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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
 
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