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June 30, 2011 7:51 PM   Subscribe

First World Problems
posted by Renoroc (31 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: This is awfully thin. -- restless_nomad



 
Aside from the fact that I hate sanctimonious memes like this, these aren't even particularly good or amusing examples of this one.
posted by silby at 7:55 PM on June 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


First world deletions.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:57 PM on June 30, 2011 [5 favorites]


Like, "I had too much food for lunch and now I'm tired"?? How is that a #firstworldproblem? I am pretty sure that living in the developing world doesn't entirely preclude eating a bit too much at lunchtime.
posted by silby at 7:58 PM on June 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


These horrible. Absolutely dreadful.
posted by xmutex at 7:58 PM on June 30, 2011


I'm excited for the red flash!
posted by milestogo at 8:00 PM on June 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


First World Problems: Lame examples of only slightly less lame memes.
posted by Jahaza at 8:00 PM on June 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I am so sick of people parroting these same tired old memes over and over again online. Say something original for once, you fucks.
posted by dunkadunc at 8:01 PM on June 30, 2011


This is a bad meme, but as somebody who gets really angry at things like not being able to get breakfast after 3pm, bad lattes, Australian TV cutting Avatar: The Last Airbender and shows I like being scheduled at horrible times #firstworldproblems is a very useful hashtag.

See also: not being able to connect to XBox Live, games I like not being localized, horrible public transport, getting snubbe don Facebook....
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 8:02 PM on June 30, 2011


Snubbe don Facebook, minor Castillian noble.
posted by silby at 8:04 PM on June 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


My post got deleted on MetaFilter. #firstworldproblems
posted by yellowbinder at 8:04 PM on June 30, 2011 [4 favorites]


People make fun of this shit, and its horrible sure. But when life is stressful walking half an hour to buy a bus pass only to find out that all the 'convenience' stores near you are closed is goddamn irritating.

I'm turning into Micheal Douglas in Falling Down, aren't I?
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 8:05 PM on June 30, 2011


I seriously hate this meme. People in so called "third world" countries complain about trivial problems as well.
posted by sweetkid at 8:06 PM on June 30, 2011


Many stolen from the continually excellent subreddit.
posted by Rinku at 8:06 PM on June 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


It is difficult to be alive. All humans share in that challenge.
posted by silby at 8:07 PM on June 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


Yeah ... people in the developing world get irritated over petty shit, too. Self-congratulation by way of denigration doesn't make you win!
posted by ChuraChura at 8:09 PM on June 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I am downvoting this so hard.
posted by 0xdeadc0de at 8:09 PM on June 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


People slag the post and imply it will be deleted when they should be slagging the link, or else FIAMO. #firstworldproblems
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 8:09 PM on June 30, 2011


The term "First World" is about 20 years out of date, IMHO
posted by KokuRyu at 8:11 PM on June 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


The meme, unfortunately, hides the much more interesting question of what happens when the ability to significantly affect ones environment is removed. Do we sublime that need for control, contribution, and responsibility into petty whining?
posted by underflow at 8:14 PM on June 30, 2011


I seriously hate this meme. People in so called "third world" countries complain about trivial problems as well.

I think the humor comes from that moment of realization that, while you genuinely are angry, what you are genuinely angry about is really petty. But you're still angry.

I tried to make #RockProblems happen, but it never took off.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 8:15 PM on June 30, 2011



The meme, unfortunately, hides the much more interesting question of what happens when the ability to significantly affect ones environment is removed. Do we sublime that need for control, contribution, and responsibility into petty whining?


Or do we crank up whiny music, punch walls on the way home, and fire up Gears of War?
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 8:15 PM on June 30, 2011


I was trying to think of equally snarky 'first world solutions', but they all pretty much boiled down to three things:

1) Being able to sit the fuck down for awhile.

2) Not having to get back up to get something done.

3) Not dying so early, except for diseases related to stiing the fuck down too much.
posted by chambers at 8:15 PM on June 30, 2011


big red box!
posted by elizardbits at 8:20 PM on June 30, 2011


1 user marked this as a favorite

why
posted by critzer at 8:21 PM on June 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


not gonna lie I am also waiting for the big red box.
posted by tivalasvegas at 8:24 PM on June 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


What makes a good thread post to MetaFilter?

A good post to MetaFilter is something that meets the following criteria: most people haven't seen it before, there is something interesting about the content on the page, and it might warrant discussion from others.


Three strikes and you're out!!
posted by bloody_bonnie at 8:25 PM on June 30, 2011


Holy Hell are people being harsh! I mean the site's not a winner but yeesh.
posted by ORthey at 8:26 PM on June 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


We're just curious to see the hammer come down in real-time. I'm sure the novelty will wear off -- at least i bet the mods hope so.

But for now, Big Red Box!
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:29 PM on June 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


A site so insecure as to delete Stuff White People Like would never allow any of its lesser imitators to survive.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 8:30 PM on June 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Meh, I thought it worked better on YouTube.
posted by fuse theorem at 8:31 PM on June 30, 2011


I feel bad but I'm kind of keeping this open to see the big red box myself.
posted by Navelgazer at 8:33 PM on June 30, 2011


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