I don’t care what people say, the most important historical event in my lifetime was the discovery and release of the lost Steely Dan tape containing The Second Arrangement

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Cake day: June 16th, 2023


  • Marcus Aurelius is known for his philosophy and other writings. The name “Marcus Aurelius” sounds like “Marcus or Elius”, which Henry Cavill in the meme mistakes as a choice between two actual people. Not wanting to come across as unread, meme Henry Cavill responds with a boastful affirmative answer. However, because he has not heard of Marcus Aurelius, meme Henry Cavill’s response of “Both” reveals his pseudo-intellectualism, intention to deceive, and insecurity to the interviewer and the audience.

  • While some pieces of SpitBrix’s videos are accurate and interesting, he does often embellish for his viewers. The thesis of this video relies on these two points that SpitBrix makes:

    1. In Lego’s standard manufacturing process, standard manufacturing marbled scrap [I’m abbreviating this to SMMS from now on] are “error bricks and manufacturing waste” and must be destroyed.

    2. Grangemouth bricks were made beyond the permits of standard manufacturing, and they also look similar to SMMS

    Ergo, Lego is actively seeking and destroying the Grangemouth bricks and hates them with a passion?

    This conclusion seems tenuous and dubious to me. While both points on their own are true, there seems to be a leap in logic that SpitBrix doesn’t back up. He creates a potentially false equivalency between Grangemouth bricks and SMMS. I think this error is best underlined by his line at 4:36 “And if Lego is so keen to keep these particular bricks out of the public’s hands, then where did all of these colorful samples come from?”, with “these particular bricks” referring to SMMS, and “these colorful samples” referring to Grangemouth bricks; SpitBrix contends that SMMS and Grangemouth are categorically the same according to Lego, but he doesn’t explain why that must be. While the pieces themselves may look similar, the differing circumstances of their creations may distinguish them in the eyes of The Lego Company.

    SpitBrix provides no examples of Lego expressing a desire or action to specifically destroy the Grangemouth bricks (in contrast to SMMS), nor does he provide any examples of Lego internally or externally expressing ire for the public having the Grangemouth bricks (in contrast to just the misuse of their mold and production rights). In fact, the two examples he gives of Lego expressing thoughts on the bricks themselves were each positive or plausibly positive: @8:30 with Lego possibly approving the release of the Grangemouth bricks into the public, and @10:20 with Lego finding the Grangemouth bricks to be a lighthearted subject to make an April Fool’s Day joke about them.

    The information presented in the video seems to mildly suggest the opposite of the thesis itself. While the conclusion could still plausibly be correct, the lack of solid evidence makes it seem spurious. In a pinned comment on the video, SpitBrix says “An extensive amount of time went into researching, scripting, and editing this mini-documentary.” If he could provide any sources that have proof of his claim itself, or if anybody else can find any other source to verify it, that would be immensely helpful.

  • In my experience, the pieces that use the clip connection can sometimes become weak over time. I had one particular shelf with clips of various sets and ages that for some reason was heavily affected by the clip elements weakening in grip strength or just splitting in two; there was a bathroom with a shower on the other side of the wall, so I speculate that the humidity could have been the cause but I really don’t know. This shelf also didn’t get much sunlight, especially compared to other shelves without as much of a problem. Is there any possible source of humidity by where these clips have been weakening/breaking the most?

  • Squorlple@lemmy.worldtoLemmy Shitpost@lemmy.worldGrowing Old
    6 days ago

    More effort for the creator to edit? Possibly isolates audiences unfamiliar with the franchise, particularly those who wouldn’t know that the fish is a newscaster or that the stylized TV is a TV? Also, the wojak is underwater and as a human presumably wouldn’t be able to breathe (boy, I really hope somebody got fired for that blunder).

    I’m also just now noticing that a real life photo of clothes has been edited onto the cartoon wojak. It seems like there’s too much hyperstylization in the visuals in contrast to what is supposed to be a generic idea in the message.

  • https://lemmy.world/pictrs/image/1dbe34a2-ce59-407b-9bef-54c757386963.jpeg

    Yes, but how is that actionable? What can the average person do that they haven’t already been doing to try to induce that? That’s clearly the end goal, but you need a plan to actually execute it. If I was stuck on a desert island with finite resources and I asked you how to solve the problem of not being on the mainland, I’d need more direction than just “Duh, just get back on the mainland”.

  • frustrating annoying, humiliating, or otherwise making uncomfortable someone

    I’d be presenting them a screen with an equivalent offer to the screen that they have presented me. If tip solicitation makes people feel that way, then obviously the customers simply telling businesses as much isn’t changing the system. Through the employees’ voices, the storerunner can identify the tip screen as the root of the problem and remove it.

    who is making less than minimum wage

    Many, but not all, of businesses with tip screens are not minimum wage.

    Your plan is to ask a waitress to give you money

    I’m not asking a waitress. I’m asking someone whose job is to present a monitor. Their manager or corporate overlords can decide if they want to give me money for being such a good customer.

  • The servers and cashiers obviously won’t pay the customers (and surely not out of their own personal funds). The idea is to make the system less efficient for the storerunners such that they have to change how they operate. More time wasted per customer = lower rate of sales and less work done per employee. Customers en masse turning their frustration with tip screens into an issue for a business should lead to the business doing away with the tip screens. Hell, maybe it would even be a catalyst to paying the workers a stable non-tipped wage.

  • Can someone more tech-savvy than me make a smartphone app for customers to request tips from servers? i.e., the customer inputs their own bill total and the app presents a 10%, 20%, custom, and no tip option and asks for the server’s payment details and then would forward money from the server’s bank account/credit card/PayPal to the customer’s bank account/credit card/PayPal. If enough customers swarm tip-screen stores with this as a response, the stores may find their tip-screens no longer worth the time to deal with.

    We fight obnoxious tipping culture by showing it a mirror.