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(WFLA Tampa Bay)   Who in their right mind would wait over 7 hours in line for limited edition popcorn bucket shaped like EPCOT's purple dragon mascot Figment?   (wfla.com) divider line
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1410 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 15 Jan 2022 at 12:05 AM (18 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-14 8:45:48 PM  
This sort of thing just shows that any perceived "sanity" in Florida is just a figment of one's imagination.
 
2022-01-15 12:09:00 AM  
Figment was the best farking ride at Walt Disney World when I was 5 years old. Full farking stop. That said, 7 hours for a popcorn bucket is a little much.
 
2022-01-15 12:14:27 AM  
And when you're gasping for breath through your Covid-induced pneumonia, hey, a bucketful of air.
 
2022-01-15 12:17:32 AM  
Those things are going for $100,000+ right now on eBay.

Who's the idiot now?
 
2022-01-15 12:22:57 AM  
Spend $150+ for parking and an entry ticket, seven hours of your time, plus $25 for the bucket to resell it for a few hundred dollars. That makes perfect financial sense.
 
2022-01-15 12:28:01 AM  

FarkerMcFarkface: Spend $150+ for parking and an entry ticket, seven hours of your time, plus $25 for the bucket to resell it for a few hundred dollars. That makes perfect financial sense.


Annual passes include parking.
 
2022-01-15 12:34:31 AM  
"Who in their right mind would wait over 7 hours in line for limited edition popcorn bucket shaped like EPCOT's purple dragon mascot Figment?"

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2022-01-15 12:34:33 AM  
Figment was awesome. I loved that Imagination ride. Went back in 2000 and it was gone. Only saw one mural that had Figment in it.
 
2022-01-15 12:43:07 AM  

Modified Cornstarch: Figment was awesome. I loved that Imagination ride. Went back in 2000 and it was gone. Only saw one mural that had Figment in it.


It was there when we went in 2020, just a few weeks before Covid shut everything down.
 
2022-01-15 12:55:38 AM  
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Looks stoned out of his gourd in this photo. Needs to get some Visine stat.
 
2022-01-15 1:03:54 AM  
 
2022-01-15 1:05:21 AM  

WhippingBoi: Those things are going for $100,000+ right now on eBay.

Who's the idiot now?


Link to ebay from the article shows them going for $100-200. I guess if you value a whole day's worth of your time at $0 it makes financial sense.
 
2022-01-15 1:06:55 AM  
Money Song
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2022-01-15 1:15:41 AM  

Iggie: Over thirty bids

"Proceeds will go towards paying off my mortgage, or crypto currency, or New Bronco, or a bag of fresh popcorn, 10% for God."


Inedible popcorn dubiously originating from a cartoon dinosaur bucket...for Jesus.

Well I have to have that.
 
2022-01-15 1:23:34 AM  
Can't believe Disney World fans would wait in line for something
 
2022-01-15 1:25:22 AM  
I read that as ERCOT and was wondering why frozen Texans would have a purple dragon mascot.
 
2022-01-15 1:32:24 AM  
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2022-01-15 2:00:05 AM  

browntimmy: WhippingBoi: Those things are going for $100,000+ right now on eBay.

Who's the idiot now?

Link to ebay from the article shows them going for $100-200. I guess if you value a whole day's worth of your time at $0 it makes financial sense.


If you want to go cheap, this guy is selling a drawing his daughter did of what the buckets look like:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/275113881597?hash=item400e10affd:g:3DQAAOSw5Flh4jdY
 
2022-01-15 4:16:54 AM  

browntimmy: WhippingBoi: Those things are going for $100,000+ right now on eBay.

Who's the idiot now?

Link to ebay from the article shows them going for $100-200. I guess if you value a whole day's worth of your time at $0 it makes financial sense.


I'd lined up for midnight album releases in Chicago in the dead of winter and had a good time just hanging out with people who were the same brand of nerd I was. Even if they were there for the wrong band.
 
2022-01-15 6:51:23 AM  

browntimmy: WhippingBoi: Those things are going for $100,000+ right now on eBay.

Who's the idiot now?

Link to ebay from the article shows them going for $100-200. I guess if you value a whole day's worth of your time at $0 it makes financial sense.


sure if you're an asshole that wants the physical bucket.

what I've got is an NFT of that hard to find bucket, surrounded by the stuffed Disney characters of your choosing. Completely custom and available for $487,000.

You can make it the background on your phone and always have it with you to show when you (a childless adult) start talking about Disney unprompted at work.
 
2022-01-15 8:31:48 AM  
This truly is the Idiocracy we are living in. Adults waiting 7 hours for a bucket at an amusement park for a children's ride.  Adults buying Pokemon cards, adults Twitch streaming children's games, and adults dressing up like children for NerdFest.

We will soon be patting on the head a 35 year old who wants to get married and go to a bar to celebrate by saying "aww thats cute, when you grow up to become an adult you can do that".
 
2022-01-15 8:36:33 AM  
Honestly I'd rather have this one:  Plus it's on sale from $7,777 down to a bargain price of $60!

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https://poshmark.com/listing/Figment-Popcorn-Bucket-61e2cb2d275e550d7d653a76
 
2022-01-15 8:48:10 AM  

hotrod2001: browntimmy: WhippingBoi: Those things are going for $100,000+ right now on eBay.

Who's the idiot now?

Link to ebay from the article shows them going for $100-200. I guess if you value a whole day's worth of your time at $0 it makes financial sense.

If you want to go cheap, this guy is selling a drawing his daughter did of what the buckets look like:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/275113881597?hash=item400e10affd:g:3DQAAOSw5Flh4jdY


I think he's donating any proceeds to Habitat for Humanity, and is upfront about just what you're getting. Good on him.
 
2022-01-15 8:53:35 AM  
If they can condition you to do that, think of what else they will be able to get you to do when they need to.
 
2022-01-15 8:57:02 AM  

SunTzuX: Modified Cornstarch: Figment was awesome. I loved that Imagination ride. Went back in 2000 and it was gone. Only saw one mural that had Figment in it.

It was there when we went in 2020, just a few weeks before Covid shut everything down.


That's good to know
 
2022-01-15 9:35:48 AM  
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2022-01-15 9:44:56 AM  

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I just want to see the riots when they announce they've run out of buckets. Burn this mutha down! :)
 
2022-01-15 10:44:35 AM  
So, wifey and I went to Disney World for our honeymoon nearly 15 years ago, all the way from Japan. Wifey is Japanese and as such is obsessed with Disney (she used to work at Tokyo Disney: Haunted Mansion, then Aquatopia). Anyhow, we spent 4 days in the parks in Orlando, and took like a million pictures... the only one where my smile is absolutely genuine (which wifey calls me out on anytime it shows up) is with the two of us and Figment. I swear I felt 8 years old again.

Said pic:

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2022-01-15 11:16:15 AM  

ssa5: This truly is the Idiocracy we are living in. Adults waiting 7 hours for a bucket at an amusement park for a children's ride.  Adults buying Pokemon cards, adults Twitch streaming children's games, and adults dressing up like children for NerdFest.

We will soon be patting on the head a 35 year old who wants to get married and go to a bar to celebrate by saying "aww thats cute, when you grow up to become an adult you can do that".


You shouldn't smart your own posts, it's tacky
 
2022-01-15 11:22:26 AM  
Hey boss, check this out! Some idiots are willing to waste an entire day standing in line for a bucket of popcorn.

Why?

Its a limited edition bucket!!!

What it look like?

Fark if I know. All we have is footage of people so fat they need to use a scooter to "stand" in line.
 
2022-01-15 11:35:48 AM  

kyuzokai: So, wifey and I went to Disney World for our honeymoon nearly 15 years ago, all the way from Japan. Wifey is Japanese and as such is obsessed with Disney (she used to work at Tokyo Disney: Haunted Mansion, then Aquatopia). Anyhow, we spent 4 days in the parks in Orlando, and took like a million pictures... the only one where my smile is absolutely genuine (which wifey calls me out on anytime it shows up) is with the two of us and Figment. I swear I felt 8 years old again.

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I have no idea why, but Figment was my favorite character to see at the park.  I'm sure I look just as happy in the pics we took when we found him roaming Epcot.

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I would get this shirt every time we went.  Wore the hell out of it.
 
2022-01-15 12:13:05 PM  
No, thanks.  I prefer Greensleeves' "Figmen of the Imagination":

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2022-01-15 12:57:21 PM  

ssa5: This truly is the Idiocracy we are living in. Adults waiting 7 hours for a bucket at an amusement park for a children's ride.  Adults buying Pokemon cards, adults Twitch streaming children's games, and adults dressing up like children for NerdFest.

We will soon be patting on the head a 35 year old who wants to get married and go to a bar to celebrate by saying "aww thats cute, when you grow up to become an adult you can do that".


Yeah I'm sure you're curing cancer and writing operas in your spare time
 
2022-01-15 1:25:35 PM  

TDWCom29: ssa5: This truly is the Idiocracy we are living in. Adults waiting 7 hours for a bucket at an amusement park for a children's ride.  Adults buying Pokemon cards, adults Twitch streaming children's games, and adults dressing up like children for NerdFest.

We will soon be patting on the head a 35 year old who wants to get married and go to a bar to celebrate by saying "aww thats cute, when you grow up to become an adult you can do that".

Yeah I'm sure you're curing cancer and writing operas in your spare time


Have you ever paid attention to the plots in opera? Utterly ridiculous. There's a reason they picked the term "soap opera" when they made those TV shows.
 
2022-01-15 3:56:22 PM  
Yeah, who...

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2022-01-15 4:00:51 PM  

FarkerMcFarkface: Spend $150+ for parking and an entry ticket, seven hours of your time, plus $25 for the bucket to resell it for a few hundred dollars. That makes perfect financial sense.


It's selling for as low as $120 on eBay...
 
2022-01-15 5:44:30 PM  

KingBiefWhistle: You shouldn't smart your own posts, it's tacky


Yea. The millions of people that care will be telling other people. Then you get a reputation as  a tacky person that you never overcome.
 
2022-01-15 5:54:52 PM  
At least four friends of mine, looking at my Facebook feed. Silly silly people.
 
2022-01-15 6:00:18 PM  
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2022-01-16 1:34:00 AM  
1st person in line: "I'll buy them all."
 
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