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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 01:08 PM

First World Problems Read By Third World People



A new ad campaign from charitable organization Water is Life features Haitian children and adults reading the everyday gripes and minor irritations first world citizens post on Twitter with the popular #FirstWorldProblems hashtag...

Entitled "First World Problems Anthem," the 1-minute video features "complaints" like this one, read by a woman standing outside a house: "I hate it when my neighbors block their wifi." Or this one, read by a young boy standing among pigs and chickens: "I hate when I tell them no pickles, and they still give me pickles."

Produced by ad agency DDB NY, the spot by for Water for Life is meant to raise awareness of the nonprofit's efforts to provide clean drinking water in countries like India and Haiti.

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TalkingDog Feb 2013 OP
tblue Feb 2013 #1
pansypoo53219 Feb 2013 #2
ThoughtCriminal Feb 2013 #3
dawg Feb 2013 #6
SemperEadem Feb 2013 #4
Recursion Feb 2013 #5

Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 01:17 PM

1. We all have it so good.

Great perspective. Thanks for sharing. They need water! So basic. So fundamental.

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:28 PM

2. raise taxes on the 10% NOW please.

brilliant ad. my cousin, a climate Ph.d has done studies in the worst of 3rd world + got rid of much of his stuff.

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:51 PM

3. First, Second, Third World Problems

First World Problem: Sun melts Monopoly pieces
Second World Problem: 800 degree F sulfuric acid atmosphere too opaque to see stars.
Third World Problem: Too many jerks, not enough clean water.

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Response to ThoughtCriminal (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 01:10 PM

6. Fourth World Problem:

Getting harder and harder to hide from damned Third World robots!!!!

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 04:05 PM

4. wow.. that's powerful

it just went to my facebook page

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:41 PM

5. One of my Afghan friends hates the phrase "first world problems"

But then again he's big in trying to get clean water for all, so I think he'd love this video.

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