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WellDeserved: A Marketplace For Privilege

WellDeserved: A Marketplace For Privilege


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  1. ::clutching my sides from laughing so hard:: Okay, I'm not, really, clutching my sides, but in my mind I laughed so hard it scared my dog and cats.

  2. Our business model is that VCs will just give us money, because…. we're in San Francisco, AND, we have an IDEA!!

  3. Terrifyingly on point to the point where it's almost not funny, but still is. This should be the app the new season of Silicon Valley focuses on.

  4. hahahahaaa best line, "because this is san francisco, and we have an idea!" i totally agree that this should somehow be a storyline in HBO's 'Silicon Valley'. #brilliant #sanfrancisco

  5. Brilliant! @Cultivated Wit and @Baratunde Thurston 

  6. OH SHI–  This is amazing. You nailed it so hard.

  7. sense of humour failure, totally. How crap is this?

  8. I just rented out my sense of entitlement! Thanks WellDeserved!

  9. Ironically, this actually sounds like a good idea.

  10. So stupid. Charge a woman $5 to walk with you and feel 'safe'. Sooner or later you're gonna have the creeps lining up and pretending to be the safe ones..

  11. Oh shit that last scene!

  12. I could actually see this getting funded…

  13. This is brilliant!

  14. do i get white privilege and first world privilege i think i could get some good cash out of this

  15. Hahahahahahaha! This was so amazing.

  16. Zero female privileges mentioned. Must be a real privilege to be above lampooning.

  17. They seem to conflate privilege with perks. Free lunches and dentist appointments are perks from work, not privileges. Not being cat called is, I guess, a privilege of being a dude.

  18. Right on! Very clever. I am so sick of hearing of a "shared" economy that CHARGES for everything. Sharing means giving. Time to give back SF!

  19. This is actually a good idea. Remove the jokey bits and you have yourself a nifty little app

  20. hahahahah…this is sickening to the core…trust americans to sell these perks…lol
    any further ideas you want to monetize ? lol

  21. While I disagree with the underlying idea of privilege, this is hilarious. Well done.

  22. Lol this was priceless. Great job!

  23. I'm bummed that you did the VC line and the thing at the end, because without those there's a decent chance that some pack of liberal undergrads at Haverford would have raised a storm about this as if it were real. 

  24. The producers of Just In New York (a Spaniard, a Venezuelan and a Mexican-American/Puerto Rican) are proud to offer the latest listing on Well Deserved: Pronouncing Spanish words Correctly Without Poshness or Irony. Finally, you can order "chorizo and tomatillo salsa" on your brunch omelette like a native-speaker without having all your mono-lingual friends give you the stink-eye, tell your buddy they've got "cojones" for canceling that Uber ride at the last minute, or offer to go "salsa dancing" with that guy from Tinder without sounding like a c*nt!
    https://youtu.be/bOr1_RDxU3E

  25. "Cool video!" comment will cost you $2.
    I'll Tweet this for another $2.
    I'll upvote it on YouTube for a cool buck, since who cares about upvotes on YouTube.
    Any takers? Hmmm?

  26. 1:35 Seriously, I had a friend do this to get a New York cab, lol

  27. Wow. I hope the other Comedy Hack Day projects get videos! This was amazing and perfect!

  28. I have privilege. But so does everyone else in a Western, developed country. Even the homeless have a better shot than most people in Africa.

    I could use my privilege to actually go out and change things, to make a real difference in the lives of the truly less-fortunate in the world. But that's too much work. So instead I'll fix minor problems in the Western world and pretend I deserve the same kind of self-satisfaction.

    Sometimes I don't even fix the problem. Most of the time I just reblog or retweet something somebody made or said (like a snarky video about a privilege app) and pretend that's equivalent to actually doing something.

    Most people in the Western world are either ignorant of or okay with the exploitation and suffering that goes on in the world, especially if it's in service to maintain their standard of living. I go one step further than that self-centeredness: not only do I try to make them feel bad for their ignorance and acceptance, I do so on my computer whose parts were mined and assembled by slave labor, while wearing my "This Is What a Feminist Looks Like" T-shirt that was put together by low-paid female wage-slave labor.

    Now if you'll excuse me, a games publisher has just made a video game with an attractive female lead, and duty calls.

  29. The problem with this conceptualization of privilege is that it has nothing to do with rights.  In Western countries, men, women, regardless of ethnicity, have the same rights.  To say that it is a privilege to NOT be profiled by the police confuses the meaning of the word 'privilege'.  It is not a privilege to not be disenfranchised, to not have your rights observed, because of your perceived ethnicity.  In the case of profiling, the problem is racism (a form of disenfranchisement) which completely violates the rights granted to us by law, not privilege.  It's kind of like saying that it's a privilege to not be robbed and beaten.

     It is not a privilege to live in a society where others are disenfranchised.  There is no benefit to living in a society where genealogy is a divisive issue.  If no benefits are felt by a so-called privileged group, why call it privilege?  Let's be accurate in our framing of this issue –  which is a problem of criminal disenfranchisement. 

  30. Thanks @Cultivated Wit 

  31. I have some things I take for granted that I can sell to people.

  32. Kasima Tharnpipitchai, you are Thai. Look back at living in Thailand, in some ways and many ways it is far better than SF. I know, I have lived in both places. Cheers na krup.

  33. http://www.rideleap.com/   Oh the irony… 😉

  34. Are people really surprised?  Cheating on benefits claims has been a thing for a long time. Scalping company tickets.  Sample sales. Re-gifting. We humans are all about this–admit it!!

  35. Why the fuck was this racist shit video automatically included in this new autoplay function?

    Go fuck yourselves, every last one of you useless elitist fuckwads.

  36. MAKE MORE OF THESE!!!

  37. At first I was like .. this is ok … I get it … but the ending had me fall out of my chair laughing! Well done!

  38. …..aaaaaaaand cue the: "OMFG THIS IS A TERRIBLE IDEA!!!111!1!!"

  39. Love it. Thank you for saying what needs to be said. And doing it with humor.

  40. "Because this is San Francisco"
    Oh San Francisco, a costly paradise.

  41. ROFL!! This is so on-point it's hilarious!

  42. omg, dat last scene lol, so wrong but so right.

  43. Just remove some of the satire and you got yourself a nifty little app.

  44. its so JEW idea . Same thing like renting company car only because someone mostly goes to work by subway.

  45. marketplace apps AHAHAHA

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