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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!

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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???
 
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